Resident Evil 6 announced
Latest entry in the survival horror series coming in November 2012
Posted by Alex 'SpectralShock' V on Jan 19, 2012 - 5:33pm EST (Jan 19, 2012 17:33)
Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 6 is in full development and scheduled for release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 20, 2012 with a Windows PC version to follow.
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.
In a first for the franchise, Resident Evil 6 sees series protagonists Leon and Chris come together to face this threat. They will be joined by new characters, each with their own unique perspective and involvement.
“Resident Evil 6 represents a giant stride forward in the evolution of the series,” commented Katsuhiko Ichii, Head of R&D and Global Marketing. “The development team, led by Hiroyuki Kobayashi, is working tirelessly to deliver the most impressive Resident Evil title ever both in terms of scope and production values. We are all genuinely excited by the title and cannot wait to share it with the world.”
In conjunction with the announcement of Resident Evil 6, the retail pre-order campaign also kicks off today. GameStop, Best Buy and Amazon.com will each get an exclusive map that will function with various modes in the game.
To date the Resident Evil series of videogames has achieved global sales of over 47 million units while the live action movies have grossed in excess of $525 million dollars at the box office.