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Capcom said it was going to happen and boy howdy did they deliver on their promise. The sequel to Resident Evil 5 has been announced, and it looks like the bloody love child of RE4 and RE5. It’s magical.

Once again, players take control of Leon S. Kennedy, the former Raccoon City police rookie turned presidential protector, as he continues his fight against Umbrella. And like all Resident Evil games prior, shit goes down unleashing yet another zombie attack — but this time, it’s on a much wider scale. Just take a look at this first-look trailer, exclusively from the game’s site NoHopeLeft.com and the game synopsis below.

[Warning: Some content may not be suited for those under 18 but what your momma doesn’t know can’t hurt you.]

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“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.”

According to Katsuhiko Ichii, Head of R&D and Global Marketing at Capcom, 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.

Personally, RE 4 is still the single greatest gaming experience I have ever had on any gaming system. RE 5 is a close second on tension and jaw-dropping moments. This iteration of the franchise, while not a direct reboot, still has its own fresh look to it. With that said, it does kinda feel a bit too much like Capcom is borrowing from Gears of War, but all-in-all I can’t complain. The fact that Capcom is willing to expand their trust in the 16 year old Bio-Hazard franchise isn’t about knowing that  the game will make money, it’s the fact that Capcom knows the story isn’t quite over yet. Now why can’t the movies be like this?

Resident Evil 6 is set to be released on Xbox 360 and PS3 November 20, 2012.

Source: Comic Book Movie

Category: Videogames

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