The long wait for Resident Evil fans is soon to be over as the latest instalment in the series, Resident Evil 6, is set to be released in November 2012.
Games developer Capcom announced that they are currently working on the new instalment of the popular zombie series. An official trailer for the game hinted that parts of it will be set in China.
Resident Evil 6 is due to be released on November 20 for consoles, with a PC version of the game to follow soon after. The game will feature online multiplayer for up to eight people as well as a special DLC.
Chris Redfield and Leon Kennedy — characters from the previous games in the series — would star alongside a number of new characters in the game. Capcom revealed that that the game will be set ten years after the Raccoon City incident and that 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,” Capcom said.
Expectations from the game are very high, with Capcom capitalising on next-gen tech to make the undead even more horrifying.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 28th, 2012.
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