Capcom Confirms Resident Evil 6; Announces Release Date

Resident Evil 6 has caused quite the stir on the internet the past few days.  From rumors in regards to who the main characters will be, to the viral campaign that lead up to today’s announcement, we’re happy to finally see the title confirmed.

Capcom sent over a press release today announcing the title, and also included a video detailing parts of the story.   The game appears to take place in China, and per the rumor we reported, Chris Redfield and Leon Kennedy will both be starring in the title.

Per the press release we were sent via Capcom, we’ve included a chunk of the story below:

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.

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.

Capcom has also confirmed the release date of November 20th, 2012, which has the game launching 8 months after Operation Raccoon City.  If the trailer has anything to say about the game, it appears to be preparing to offer a great blend of survival and action.   It was also confirmed that the game will be launching on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, but a PC version will come at a later date.

What do you think about the announcement and first details for Resident Evil 6?  What features or story moments do you hope the title contains?  Be sure to let us know what you think by leaving us a comment below, or discuss Resident Evil 6 in our forums!

When not writing for the site, you can find Dougie on Xbox Live & Playstation Network (Gamertag: AirUpThere06). He plays just about everything, but loves a good shooter with a great multiplayer experience.