The game is billed as a “dramatic horror”, with single and co-op multiplayer gameplay, and will be out on PS3 and 360 worldwide on November 20, 2012 with a PC version “to follow”.
“Blending action and survival horror, this latest instalment 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,” says Capcom.
The game is set 10 years after the events in Raccoon City. Capcom issues details on the plot: “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 President’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 world’s population is united by a common fear that there is no hope left.”
As reported earlier today, Chris Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy will be the starring characters of the game, joined by “new characters” apparently “each with their own unique perspective and involvement”.
The game’s exec producer, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, said: “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.”
Capcom’s Katsuhiko Ichii, Head of R&D and Global Marketing, commented: “Resident Evil 6 represents a giant stride forward in the evolution of the series.”
“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.”