Capcom showed off Resident Evil 6 during Microsoft’s own E3 2012 press conference and now the Japanese company has revealed more details about the upcoming action horror game, as well as some new screenshots.
Resident Evil 6 is set to appear this October and, as we heard up until now, Capcom wants to make it the definitive experience in the franchise, blending both action elements from recent installments, with survival horror ones from the original games.
We already saw a gameplay demonstration
earlier this week and now Capcom has posted a lengthy list of the features included in its upcoming game, so check them out below.
Horror on a global scale – No longer confined to a specific location, the outbreak of the C-virus is worldwide with the action taking place in North America, Eastern Europe and China
Multiple characters and intertwined storylines – Experience the horror playing as Leon S. Kennedy, BSAA member Chris Redfield, and son of Albert Wesker, Jake Muller; with their respective partners US government agent Helena Harper, BSAA member Piers Nivans and Sherry Birkin
Not only does each story cross paths, but so does the action – at significant points when the narrative draws pairs of characters together, the all-new Crossover mechanic allows up to four players to experience the horror together online
Solo or co-op – Resident Evil 6 delivers both single and two-player co-op gameplay either offline or online
A new challenge – Confront the results of the C-virus in all its varied and deadly forms
Zombies make a return to the Resident Evil series, but they can now run, jump at players and even use weapons, making them far more challenging than in previous games
The enemy creatures known as J’avo first came to prominence in the conflict zone of Eastern Europe and have the ability to regenerate when injured; furthermore, if J’avo take substantial damage to a particular area they can mutate the affected body part into a variety of different forms, meaning players will have to rethink their strategy and adapt to this unpredictability. The C-virus has also given rise to the Chrysalide, which take the mutation process even further as they undergo a full metamorphosis; spawning a whole host of horrific creatures
Play your way – Upgrade your character to provide faster reload speed, improved firepower or increase your health bar with the Character Skill system
Vehicle based action – Resident Evil 6 will include gameplay sections featuring vehicles such as motorbikes, cars and snowmobiles
Mercenaries returns - Players will once more be able to enjoy the highly popular Mercenaries Mode
Redesigned control system – Resident Evil 6 features an evolved control system allowing players to shoot while moving; slide; roll in any direction and to take cover along with the addition of an enhanced melee attack
Besides the details above, Capcom also posted a batch of new screenshots from the upcoming game, depicting both direct gameplay and cinematic cut scenes, so check them out below.
Resident Evil 6 is out for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 2, while a PC version will arrive soon after that.