Though two new Resident Evil titles are on the way, neither is part of the original numbered series. However that is all about to change as Capcom has officially announced the development of Resident Evil 6.
The game takes place 10 years after the events in Raccoon City and the President of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what exactly took place in hopes of curbing the resurgence in bioterrorist activities.
RE6’s lead protagonists will be none other than Leon S. Kennedy, who, as the trailer reveals, must decide on the President’s fate when he himself becomes infected, as well as Chris Redfield, which makes it the first Resident Evil game to include both characters, who each have their own perspectives.
“Resident Evil 6 represents a giant stride forward in the evolution of the series,” commented Katsuhiko Ichii, Head of R&D and Global Marketing. “The development team, led by Hiroyuki Kobayashi, is working tirelessly to deliver the most impressive Resident Evil title ever both in terms of scope and production values. We are all genuinely excited by the title and cannot wait to share it with the world.”
Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Resident Evil 6 Executive Producer added: “From the outset the team’s intention was to create an experience that delivers a gripping storyline, tense single-player and co-op action all set against a constant theme of horror. We are calling this fusion dramatic horror and are confident it will resonate with both existing fans of the series as well as newcomers.”
The game is currently scheduled for release on all three platforms on Nov. 20.