Rumor: SOCOM: Confrontation devs working on new Resident Evil

Tuesday, 2nd November 2010 03:34 GMT By Nathan Grayson


A multiplayer-centric Resident Evil, eh?

Well, on the bright side, it certainly couldn’t be any worse than last time.

According to a document received by Kotaku, Slant Six – the studio behind SOCOM: Confrontation, as well as Tactical Strike and Fireteam Bravo 3 on PSP – is taking Capcom’s globe-trotting horror hit back to its roots with the tentatively titled Resident Evil: Raccoon City. It’s being described as a team-based affair, but that’s pretty much all that could be gleaned from the (apparently three-word-long) document.

Capcom, of course, has blasted this one with its patented No Comment Canon – which itself has never been confirmed to actually exist. But who needs Capcom when you have this little nugget from Slant Six’s official website?

“Everyone here at Slant is  very excited as we begin development on an amazing new project.  The title is unannounced so far but we are very pleased to be working with our new publishing partner on a world class franchise!”

Ok, everyone: thin, wispy costume beards at the ready! Now, on the count of three, loudly warble out a “hmmmmm” and stroke those bad boys like there’s no tomorrow.



  1. Man_s

    Really don’t know what to think of this. I mean, Resident Evil is very suited to co-op play, and co-op is awesome in these kinds of environments as the Left 4 Dead franchise has expertly proved.

    Also, I really enjoyed the co-op in Resident Evil 5, although I know many fans disagree. Not without its flaws surely, but extremely enjoyable nonetheless.

    But a new Resident Evil by Slant Six, really? Really Capcom? Like the infamous DmC, I’ll hold judgement until the final product comes out, but I’m not that confident. That’s considering the rumor is even true of course…

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    Sounds like another Outbreak to me.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. JimFear666

    slant 6 isnt a 1st party developper to sony? anyway after socom confrontation, they just proved that they cant do a game right … i never saw a game with so many bug and glitches

    #3 4 years ago
  4. YoungZer0

    To be honest, Outbreak’s ideas were pretty cool. But the online possibilities and gameplay mechanics felt pretty broken. That’s what i was always hoping for, a working Outbreak.

    #4 4 years ago

    What?!? eww, fuck no!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. GwynbleiddiuM

    yeah, if it’s campaign like experience it would be great. co-op works for survival horror game. but there’s this idea of to opposite sides engage in conflict in zombie feasted environment trying to survive and complete objective style gameplay. this would also work but co-op is necessary imo for that game to be a successful product.

    As far as Slant6 goes, I’m sure they have learned from passed mistakes and do it right this time or else.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    Yeah, i liked the Outbreak games. Their only problem was that they ran on a really poor engine which can happen again if this game is made using Capcoms MT framework, it’ll be loading central again.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. AHA-Lambda


    this is the one franchise that DOES need a reboot but isnt getting one =/

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Well this all sounds suitably awful already. Good show, Capcom!

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Erthazus

    This is even worse than a DMC story.

    Capcom tries too hard, i’m interested what will be in the end.

    The ony positive thing about this that they are going back to the Raccoon City. I’m tired of fucking jungles… Bring back the classic. Classic zombies, city, a lot of laboratories with mystic atmosphere.

    Horror? I don’t expect a shit out of them. They can’t even make a decent shooter. Horror? Come on…

    #10 4 years ago
  11. osric90

    Ok, now every fuckin’ great Japanese franchise is getting stupid, awful and sure mediocre western releases… Good, just good… Note the sarcasm.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. triggerhappy686

    wow, i actually agree with Erthazus for once.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Isaaclarke37

    I would like to read more of this in the coming future.

    #13 4 years ago

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