Capcom Unveil Resident Evil 6, Releases This Year

By Darryl Kaye on January 20, 2012, 5:27AM EST

After plenty of rumours over the past year, Capcom has officially broken their silence and announced the next installment into the popular Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil 6.

The game will be set 10 years after the Raccoon City outbreak and will have some familiar lead protagonists in Leon S Kennedy and Chris Redfield. While it's unclear how the story will play out to accomodate for both of the characters, Capcom has mentioned that the game will introduce "new characters and co-op details."

With the zombie outbreak getting out of control, Leon and Chris are helping to fend off zombie outbreaks across the globe. In the trailer that was released (below), Leon is fighting off zombies in a small American town, while Redfield is in China trying to help deal with the threat they're facing.

"From the outset the team's intention was to create an experience that delivers a gripping storyline, tense single-player and co-op action all set against a constant theme of horror," said the game's executive producer, Hiroyuki Kobayashi. "We are calling this fusion dramatic horror and are confident it will resonate with both existing fans of the series as well as newcomers."

Each Resident Evil title has seen an evolution in gameplay, with Resident Evil 4 being hailed as the pinnicle so far. Resident Evil 5 received a mixed response, but Capcom are hoping that Resident Evil 6 will push things even further.

"Resident Evil 6 represents a giant stride forward in the evolution of the series," said Capcom's Katsuhiko Ichii.

At present, the game is planned to release on the 20th of November, 2012 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. A release on the PC will be planned for a slightly later date, but no release date has been given thus far.

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