Further Details Reveal Setting, Characters, and Gameplay of Resident Evil 6
Resident Evil 6 will soon be here, but, since being revealed earlier this year, details about the game have been sparse. The short teaser put out by Capcom only confirmed that the newest game in the iconic franchise would prominently feature protagonists Chris Redfield and Leon Kennedy, fisticuffs with infected enemies, and a zombified President of the United States of America. Naturally, the question asked of Capcom is this: who, what, when, and where?
As was mentioned above, Resident Evil 6 will star series mainstays Chris Redfield (Resident Evil, Resident Evil 5) and Leon Kennedy (Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 4). Joining them will be Helena Harper, a government agent blaming herself for the mysterious incident at hand, Ingrid Hunnigan, a member of Field Operations Support that has long been working beside Leon, and an unknown third protagonist fighting in Eastern Europe whom is lead to believe that he will be the world’s savior. Oh, yes, and there is that whole thing about a zombie President named Adam Benford. He’s kind of a character, too.
The conflict will once again involve infected masses out to sabotage your journey, this time taking you through Lanshiang, a fictional town residing on the coast of China that serves as the setting of Resident Evil 6. It is also important to note, as Capcom has pointed out, that the time in which the game takes place is in the year 2013.
Perhaps most interesting are the changes being made to the standard Resident Evil gameplay. In the last game, Resident Evil 5, many fans complained about an inability of the player to use any one of their various weapons while at the same time moving around; this, among other issues, is being addressed in Resident Evil 6. Characters will now also be capable of strategically sliding, rolling, and taking cover in accordance with the modern action-game archetype.
Resident Evil 6 will launch on November 20, 2012 for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. A PC release will follow at an unspecified time afterwards.