Not only is there a new release date — October 2 — but there is also a wealth of new screens, new information, and a brand-spankin’-new trailer.
According to Kotaku, who got to go “eyes-on” with Resident Evil 6, the game will contain three different, interwoven campaigns: one with Chris Redfield, one with Leon Kennedy, and one starring Albert Wesker’s son, Jake Muller. Each character also has a co-op partner, making all three campaigns ready for co-op.
Apparently, some of the focus of Resident Evil 6 will be put back into the series’ long-forgotten horror element. Instead of the crazed villagers gamers encountered in Resident Evil 4 and 5, RE6 will bring zombies back into the fray. Zombies that can apparently “wield weapons, dash, [and] jump.”
Resident Evil 6 also introduces the C-Virus into the series. This virus creates baddies called J’avo, who can heal themselves and generate random mutations via the bulletholes on their bodies.
While hearing details about the story is all well and good, the true test of a modern Resident Evil is how it actually plays.
Please, Capcom, please let me strafe while aiming.
Resident Evil 6 will be available on October 2 for PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.