Capcom announced several new details for their upcoming highly anticipated sequel, Resident Evil 6 this morning in Tokyo. After the debut trailer of the game was shown to the audiences, executive producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi, director Eichiro Sasaki and producer Yoshaki Hirabayashi went on to give some details.
Kobayashi promised that the game would focus more on fear this time, as many players have been asking for. This is quite the opposite of what another Capcom exec said recently about wanting to attract the Call of Duty crowd with a more action oriented approach in vein of Resident Evil 5.
Capcom also confirmed that besides Chris and Leon, a third playable character (an ex-mercenary, from what we’ve derived from the trailer) will also be featured. Yes, they will all three be playable, and their stories will be taking place at the same time, 10 years after the Raccoon City outbreak.
Leon’s partner in the game is a US agent called Helena Harper. The regenerating zombie thingie that was shown in the trailer is called Javo.
The relationship between the third playable character and the girl with him (who looks a lot like Ashley) was also hinted at, but it is not yet known if they will be allies or enemies. However, it looks like the game will have three gameplay styles- a horror approach with Leon, an action approach with Chris and an escort missions approach with the mercenary guy.
Players will get a variety of moves this time around, as has already been seen in the trailer Producer Hirabayashi went on to say that Resident Evil 6 would be the biggest game in the series in terms of scale.
We did an analysis of the trailer, deriving much of this stuff and several other shocking things. You might want to check it out here.
Resident Evil 6 launches on November 20 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.
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