Capcom has high hopes for its upcoming zombie shooter
After presenting Resident Evil 6 to the world last week, Capcom has now arrived with some fresh details about the game, promising that it will deliver “ultimate horror entertainment.”The Resident Evil series has been going into all sorts of directions in recent years, with more action-oriented installments, like Resident Evil 5 or Operation Raccoon City, outnumbering classic survival horror installments like Revelations.
Now, with Resident Evil 6, Capcom is trying to blend the two genres together and deliver the “ultimate horror entertainment,” with premises like “the fear that lies ahead” and “everything is overwhelming.”
The company also confirmed, via Andriasang, quite a few other details, including the three main protagonists, Leon S. Kennedy, making a return from the critically acclaimed Resident Evil 4, Chris Redfield, coming back from the best-selling Resident Evil 5, and a new mystery guy who was described as “the man who’s told to save the world.”
Capcom mentions that the game has been in development for a number of years, with a team of 150 people working on it full time, while more than 500 other employees collaborated on the project.
Resident Evil 6 will see a return of classic zombies, which have many secrets centered around them, but also features new enemies, like a creature called the Javo, which will prove a much more serious threat than the regular undead.
Besides these things, the game’s premise, as we saw last week, is focused once again on bioterrorism, with even the U.S. president falling prey to such an attack, as seen in the trailer. Key missions also take place in China and other parts of the world, where teams led by Redfield and the mysterious protagonist need to go and uncover the truth behind the zombies, the villains, and the new creatures that appear throughout the story.
You can expect more details about Resident Evil 6 to appear in the future, ahead of its late November release date.