Resident Evil 6 has been on the radar since January (as my fellow writer Wootini pointed out, the news was hardly a huge surprise), and we've known for some time now that the game will take place in locations the world-over. RE6 promises baddies named J'avo (which is Serbian for "demon") that can regenerate limbs, understand speech, and use weapons. Further, fan favourites Chris Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy will be returning.
Now, Capcom has issued a new trailer and tonnes of information on the forthcoming game. For more, check out the video and follow along after the jump.
According to Capcom's press material, RE6 will feature three interwoven stories, with Leon S. Kennedy and U.S. government agent Helena Harper in North America, Chris Redfield and fellow BSAA member Piers Nivans in China, and in the fictional Eastern European state of Edonia, two children of important characters gone by: Jake Muller, son of Albert Wesker, and Sherry Birkin, daughter of Umbrella scientists William and Annette Birkin - William being the creator of the G virus, who was later infected by it and killed by Leon Kennedy in Resident Evil 2. Capcom is promising "horror on a global scale", with the playable game centred in those three locales. This sounds like a welcome departure from the typical Resident Evil formula of relatively confined outbreaks - especially for those who have ever longed for a video game version of World War Z.
Capcom is also promising that the J'avo will indeed be zombies, this time infected by the C-virus, that there will also be a horrific mutation called "Chrysalide" that can happen to those infected by the C-virus, and that the game will harken back to the survival horror of old. That being said, these zombies will be able to run and use weapons, and playable characters will be much more mobile than before. Having previewed the game, Destructoid reports that characters will now be able to run-and-gun, roll, and even shoot while lying on their backs. Meanwhile, Capcom has stated in an article from Nowgamer that each main character's storyline in Resident Evil 6 will take about ten hours to play, meaning that the total game time should be around 30 hours. The game will also offer two-player co-op, online or offline, as well as a Mercenaries Mode.
Resident Evil 6 is slated to be released for the PS3 and Xbox 360 on October 2, 2012 - a full month earlier than previously suggested. Meanwhile, it will be released sometime later for PC, and Capcom has no current plans about a Wii U version.
We'll have more for you as it develops.