Capcom has finally confirmed that full development is under way for the much anticipated Resident Evil 6 and the game should go on sale November 20th of this year for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 consoles.
PC owners should expect the game “a little later”. And absolutely no mention of a Wii U release as of yet…
They were also pleased to tease us with the official box art which, frankly, reveals nothing other than a big number “6″, much like it’s predecessor’s cover with a big number “5″. Brilliantly minimalistic or blandly unaffecting? You decide. NOW!
Thankfully, they also released this rather more revealing official press release…
“Blending action and survival horror, this latest installment in the multi-million selling franchise is the most ambitious, immersive and feature rich title of the series to date and promises to be the dramatic horror experience of the year.
It has been ten years since the Raccoon City incident, and the President of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what took place in the belief that it will curb the current resurgence in bioterrorist activity. Due to be by the President’s side is his personal friend and Raccoon City survivor Leon S. Kennedy, but when the venue suffers a bioterrorist attack, Leon is forced to face a President transformed beyond recognition and make his hardest ever decision. At the same time, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member Chris Redfield arrives in China, itself under threat of a bioterrorist attack. With no country safe from these attacks and the ensuing outbreaks, the entire world’s population is united by a common fear that there is no hope left.
In a first for the franchise, Resident Evil 6 sees series favorites Leon and Chris come together to face this unprecedented threat. They will be joined by new characters, each with their own unique perspectives and involvement, in this relentless dramatic horror experience enacted on a global scale.”
Sounds exciting, eh? Despite RE6 being released along with a plethora of other triple A titles in the run up to Christmas, it should still sell bucket loads. But will it learn from the mistakes of the still-very-playable-but-not-very-scary Resident Evil 5, which disappointed the hardcore fans of the series? Or will it make all the same mistakes?
It’s early days but it looks more action orientated than full of genuine scares…
More info as soon as it comes in.