Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, is very proud to announce that Resident Evil 6 is in full development and scheduled for release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation system on November 20, 2012 with a Windows PC version to follow.
Blending action and survival horror, this latest installment in the multi-million selling franchise is the most ambitious, immersive and feature rich title of the series to date and promises to be the dramatic horror experience of the year.
It has been ten years since the Raccoon City incident and the President of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what took place in the belief that it will curb the current resurgence in bioterrorist activity. Due to be by the
Presidentâ€™s side is his personal friend and Raccoon City survivor, Leon S. Kennedy, but when the venue suffers a bioterrorist attack, Leon is forced to face a President transformed beyond recognition and make his hardest ever decision. At the same time, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member Chris Redfield arrives in China, itself under threat of a bioterrorist attack. With no country safe from these attacks and the ensuing outbreaks, the entire worldâ€™s population is united by a common fear that there is no hope left.
In a first for the franchise, Resident Evil 6 sees series favorites Leon and Chris come together to face this unprecedented threat. They will be joined by new characters, each with their own unique perspective and involvement, in this relentless dramatic horror experience enacted on a global scale.
â€œResident Evil 6 represents a giant stride forward in the evolution of the series,â€ commented Katsuhiko Ichii, Head of R&D and Global Marketing. â€œThe development team, led by Hiroyuki Kobayashi, is working tirelessly to deliver the most impressive Resident EvilÂ® 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.â€
Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Resident Evil 6 Executive Producer added: â€œFrom the outset the teamâ€™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.â€
Iâ€™m a BIG Resident Evil fan so I know how you guys felt when you saw the release dateâ€¦yes I know it brought a tear to my eye too, letâ€™s just hope Capcom doesnâ€™t push this game back.
Platform: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Release Date: November 20, 2012