Resident Evil 6 announced
When Resident Evil for the Sony PSOne was released, that game gave me sleepless nights. There were moments when I played the game (with all the lights turned off and curtains drawn to get that extra creepy effect), and the events in the game literally caused me to jump out of my skin. Well, since then, there were other subsequent Resident Evil titles released, where they comprised of hits and misses.
Capcom, having seen the relative success of the movie transition, decided that the world has enough appetite to have another go at zombies, hence confirming the latest installment of the franchise, by announcing that Resident Evil 6 will be heading towards home consoles this coming November.
Now, November is still a good 10 months away, but that does not mean the groundwork cannot be laid down now. Resident Evil 6 is already in full development and scheduled for release on the Xbox 360 and PS3 consoles when November 20, 2012, rolls around. As for those who use a Windows-based PC as the gaming platform of choice, you will need to hold your horses since a version for that platform will arrive in time after that.
Merging the genres of action and survival horror, this latest instalment is said to be the most ambitious, immersive and feature rich title yet, and Capcom has already whet my appetite by claiming that this will be the dramatic horror experience of the year. I wonder whether they can live up to their claims – do you?
How about the game’s setting? Resident Evil 6 throws you into a world where an escalation in bioterrorist attacks worldwide has led to widespread fear among the population. In order to quell the panic and curb bioterrorist activity at the same time, the President of the United States decided to speak to the nation, but unfortunately, the very location of the address itself came under attack, throwing the world into despair as the President’s safety was compromised.
You will see series favorites Leon S. Kennedy and Chris Redfield join forces to face this unprecedented threat, where they will be joined by other new characters, and each of them has a role to play as you attempt to weed out the threat of terrorism (and presumably, zombies).