Capcom Finally Officially Reveals Resident Evil 6 Plus Trailer – Leon and Chris, Together?

I know we pretty much knew it was coming, but it’s still shocking to hear that Capcom has officially announced that Resident Evil 6 is heading our way! Not only that, but you can expect it a lot sooner than you would think. It’s scheduled to be on retail shelves November 20th, 2012 for Xbox 360 and PS3. There will also be a PC version at a later date.

There is a ton of information from the press release. Here’s a bit about the story:

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 gives us a few tidbits regarding what we can expect from this new game:

“Resident Evil 6 represents a giant stride forward in the evolution of the series,” commented Katsuhiko Ichii, Head of R&D and Global Marketing. “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.”

“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.”

I did like Resident Evil 5 (and particularly the Mercenary mode), but I’m really glad to hear them say that they’re focusing on dramatic horror, especially since Dead Space pretty much took over after Resident Evil 5 was released.

Here’s the first trailer:

So, is anyone out there excited for this?

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