The highly anticipated installment in the Resident Evil franchise has finally been announced. It has not been announced for Wii U. Capcom has confirmed that the North American release date for Resident Evil 6 is November 20, 2012 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions. No release date has been announced for the PC version, but it will be after November 20. This time around, Leon Kennedy (Resident Evil 4) and Chris Redfield (Resident Evil 5) will both be playable Characters. Both Chris Redfield and Leon Kennedy will have new characters as partners.Ada Wong will also be a playable character.
Chris and Leon will have separate stories in the game that will eventually overlap in some capacity. Chris Redfield’s story takes place in China, while Leon seems to be in Washington D.C. in the debut trailer.
Resident Evil 6 is set to take place across the globe, including China, which has been an often-rumored location.Much of the debut trailer focuses on Tall Oaks, a city which is 90% infected by a virus similar to that found in Raccoon City. Other settings may include Washington D.C., asPresident Graham is featured prominently in the trailer.
The game will be produced by Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who previously produced Resident Evil 4 and by Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, who worked as a motion capture engineer for the remake of Resident Evil and as a Scenario writer in the Script department for Resident Evil 5.Some old fans of the series will also be happy to know that, Eiichiro Sasaki who was the director of outbreak file 2 has returned to helm the same role
According to Capcom, the game’s story is as follows: “It has been ten years since the Raccoon City incedent (2008, One year before the events of Resident Evil 5, Which is set in 2009) 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.”
The game will feature both single-player and co-op gameplay. Resident Evil 6 will receive pre-order bonuses at GameStop, Best Buy and Amazon. According to Capcom, each retailer “will each get an exclusive map that will function with various modes in the game.”