Capcom Reveal New Resident Evil 6 Details


Capcom has been rather quiet since they released the announcement trailer for Resident Evil 6, but today they’ve decided to break the silence and reveal a few details regarding the next installment in the popular series.

To clear up any confusion, the publisher has stated that the game takes place in 2013, four years after the events of Resident Evil 5.

We already know that series veteran Chris Redfield will be visiting China during the course of the game, but Capcom has confirmed that the main location will be a fictitious coastal town called Lanshiang.

Speculation was rife, but now we know for sure that Resident Evil 6 will feature a new, evolved control system that will allow you to shoot and move at the same time. You’ll be able to slide or roll in any direction, take cover and perform new, enhanced melee attacks too.

To add to all of the above, Capcom also revealed a few details regarding the characters and enemies that you’ll encounter in Resident Evil 6. Take a look at the information below, and be sure to let us know what you think.

  • Leon S. Kennedy: Following the Raccoon City incident Leon was recruited as a US government agent by none other than Adam Benford, who would later become the President of the United States. Ever since the nightmare that was Raccoon City Leon has made it his life’s work to eradicate bio-terrorism.
  • Helena Harper: Like Leon, she is also a government agent, but was in the process of transferring to the Secret Service to become one of the President’s personal bodyguards. In the announcement trailer it is Helena who admits to Leon that she is the one responsible for this incident.
  • Chris Redfield: The ex-S.T.A.R.S member who continued the fight against bioterrorism as the leader of the BSAA underwent a personal trauma some six months prior to the events depicted in RE6. In spite of this he has rejoined his BSAA colleagues in China to uncover a major bioterrorist attack.
  • The mysterious third protagonist: We’re still trying to track down his real identity but we do know this man is a mercenary currently engaged in a bloody conflict in Eastern Europe where reports confirm that B.O.W.s are increasingly being used. One day, he’s told that he is the man to save the world. Whilst he doesn’t understand the implications of this, he does immediately think how much money he can make from it.
  • Ingrid Hunnigan: A member of Field Operations Support (FOS), Ingrid has been working with Leon for a long time, and they share a mutual trust.
  • Adam Benford: President of the United States and the man who hired Leon after the Raccoon City incident.
  • Zombies: Yes they are back, but now they run, jump at you, even use weapons and as such are different from those encountered in previous games.
  • J’avo: Named by the BSAA after the Serbian word for ‘demon’, the first J’avo made an appearance in the conflict zone of Eastern Europe about six months before the action of Resident Evil 6. The J’avo still exhibit certain human elements – such as the ability to understand speech, work together as a group and use weapons – but they are also incredibly aggressive and a number of their actions have regressed to pure instinct. When a J’avo takes damage it has the ability to regenerate itself. However if it is receives major damage then it will mutate that affected body part into a number of varied forms, meaning players will have to rethink their strategy and adapt to this unpredictability.

Resident Evil 6 is set to be released on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in North America and Europe on November 20th.

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