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RE: Operation Racoon City out winter for PS3, 360, PC

Monday, 28th March 2011 12:06 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Capcom’s announced Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City for a winter release on PS3, 360 and PC, confirming Canadian studio Slant Six Games is developing the title.

The news follows an info dump in the latest issue of OXM US. It’s now been confirmed that you’ll play as a part of the Umbrella Security Services, either by yourself or as part of a four-way co-op mode.

The story sees the USS being given orders to eliminate all evidence of a T-Virus outbreak and kill any survivors. The US government sends out its own forces to try and expose Umbrella’s actions and uncover the cause of the outbreak.

The game will feature the return of iconic locations from Racoon City as well as regular characters, including Leon Kennedy.

Fans of the series will have the chance to rewrite history in the series, as you experience events from Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 from the Umbrella side.

NeoGAF‘s added even more information gleaned from OPM, which mentions that one of the main missions in the game is to “kill Leon” which will enable players to change the aforementioned course of the series’ history. Leon is the gamer’s “main prey” throughout the game in regards to the USS team, which takes its inspiration from Mr. Death himself and is situated on Rockfort Island.

Hunters and Lickers were confirmed for the game, and will be able to “mow down zombies if they’re in the way of their destruction.”

Players will also get more insight into Mr. X before he was sent to Raccoon City after Leon and Claire, and the demo shown to OPM had players battling it out with him at one point.

Gameplay will allow for cover behind stationary objects as well use enemies for cover, adding to the game’s team-based strategic style. Destructible objects in the game will allow players to take out zombies, and shooting lights will also will help keep the zombies away as they are attracted to light.

A new control scheme has been implemented to mimic the more modern control settings of third-person shooters, which according to the magazine is why Capcom approached Slant Six over the development.

As mentioned in the OXM report last week, and previously rumoured, SOCOM Confrontation devs Slant Six is handling development duties.

Capcom didn’t provide assets with the announcement, but GAF‘s posted three GameReactor front covers and the cover from the issue of OXM featuring the game as well as its logo, which we’ve posted here.

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  1. xino

    i need to try a Socom game, i wonder if there’s a demo on PSN.
    I need to know why gamers like it:/

    if i like it then I may like this RE

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Rosseu

    I’m not a fan of crapcom but this is getting me excited.

    wow there’s an edit button already! grats vg247!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    I smell DMC story in the future.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. loki

    Canadian? PC? No,thx

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    Socom confrontation wasn’t received very well….we’ll see.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. azmza

    For PC!, oh thats great thx :).

    #6 3 years ago
  7. YoungZer0

    @3: As always, your comment doesn’t make any sense.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    @7, for you, of course not. Because you are a fan of EMO Dante, so… Don’t even reply to me you uncoordinated ball of ghey.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Johnny Cullen

    Logo added.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. YoungZer0

    @Emo Erthazus: Emo Dante? Just goes to show that you’re full of shit again. ;) Limited knowledge is no excuse.

    And i’m pretty sure i’m not the only one who has a problem figuring out the shit you say.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Ireland Michael

    @8 Do some research on post punk fashion before you spout off your ignorance. Dante’s design has absolutely no influence from the emo scene at all.

    Post Punk: Here and here and here

    Emo: Here and here

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    @11, that does not matter to me at all because i really don’t care about subculture much (i don’t know it and i have no interest to know something about it). I just want old fashioned stuff and good gameplay (in which Ninja theory won’t deliver anyway).
    2 failures with ok graphics, good art style, OK story, shitty gameplay for prepubertal children is enough for me.

    Same can happen with this game, although Western devs make great third person shooters.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Ireland Michael

    Then don’t claim its “emo” if you don’t know what the hell it means.

    There’s nothing wrong with the art style of DMC. Me, I personally grew out of any interest in the Japanese bishie look well over a decade ago. It’s nice to see Ninja Theory applying their own creative art design (something they excel at) to the latest game.

    And I enjoyed all of their games immensely. The depth of Heavenly Sword’s combat reassures me enough that they have what it takes to make this game work.

    Your bias towards Ninja Theory is meaningless.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. YoungZer0

    @12: You already stated that you never played the full version of Enslaved, so stfu.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. woodyrulesok

    Interested to see what happens with this.
    Loved all the resident evil games (excluding 5 which I couldn’t get on with)

    #15 3 years ago
  16. YoungZer0

    I really liked Outbreak 1/2. Yes, they failed hard, but that can be blamed on the limited online options of the PS2, the idea behind it, is fantastic and would allow for the first and real online survival horror. So i’m expecting something good here.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Christopher Jack

    Wake me up when Capcom makes a good Resident Evil game that uses the more common 3rd person controls/cameras, I truly despise past RE games because of it.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. YoungZer0

    3rd person camera? Gross. That was the moment when RE fell apart.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. jldoom

    I’ll wait for at least a demo to come before I judge, but the premise behind it does sound great.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Danny Boyle

    Hmmmmmm…!
    Yeah! \:D/

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Danny Boyle

    http://WWW.GAMEFA.COM

    #21 3 years ago
  22. PEYJ

    I wonder if this is a separate singleplayer+co-op mode or drop-in/drop-out like in RE5? Besides, wasn’t there something about being able to play as other factions?

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Blerk

    Hmm. I really don’t know what to think about this one. Another Resi set in Racoon City should make me happy, but if it just becomes yetanothershooter then….?

    Anyway, if you’re doing a proper shooter then please make sure you do proper shooter controls this time, Capcom. You numpties.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    All these RE titles being announced has me gitty, but not really interested (except Revelations). What this RE fan is really hoping for….

    + RE PSP/2 updated announcement

    + BOTH RE Wii rail shooters brought to one PS3 blu-ray with HD/MOVE support (ala DS: Extraction)

    + RE1 gamecube remake brought to PSN/XBLA

    + RE 6 to be more like Lost in Nightmares, and less like RE5.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. StolenGlory

    Seems like the Resi title that nobody wanted tbh.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. spiderLAW

    Ive enjoyed all Resident Evils, including 5 (it was fun, really fun. I especially enjoyed splitscreen with my ex wife.) and excluding Survivor.
    I cnt wait for this one.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. xino

    with the updated image.

    So basically this is a homage to Resident Evil movie 1. With those swats team.

    which one if Hunk?:P

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Crab of Thunder

    Really looking forwrad to this. Despite what most people say about RE5, i enjoyed it and have high hopes for this one.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. triggerhappy686

    @ Dr.Ghettoblaster – What you said ;)

    #29 3 years ago
  30. dvcy21

    So I’m assuming it’s not going to be scary and it’s going to be a zombie shoot-em fest…Great, sounds like RE5 and L4D mixed together. That’s totally NOT what I expected nor wanted for the next iteration of RE. I’ll try to keep optimistic…but, I’m already on the fence and ready to bail.

    #30 3 years ago
  31. YoungZer0

    @30: I hate people like you. “From the limited information i have about this game, i really expect to hate it.”

    #31 3 years ago
  32. triggerhappy686

    @ dvcy21 – Im hoping they are still cooking RE6 internally.

    #32 3 years ago
  33. OrbitMonkey

    @31 So you hate 99.9% of the internet?

    #33 3 years ago
  34. YoungZer0

    @33: Yes, it’s a very dedicated job.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Lounds

    @16 is l4d not a survival horror?

    #35 3 years ago
  36. Gekidami

    Scans doods:
    http://gamingeverything.com/?p=2791

    #36 3 years ago
  37. YoungZer0

    @35: Not at all.

    @36: Thanks, looks good, but not what i expected. Still would love to see a gameplay trailer or something like that.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. Prince_Arash

    I hope well okay

    #38 3 years ago
  39. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Nice find Gek!

    #39 3 years ago
  40. Lounds

    left 4 dead is survival horror but with humour

    #40 3 years ago
  41. YoungZer0

    @40: Minus the Survival Horror.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. Gekidami

    ^ Indeed, L4D is by no stretch of the imagination, a survival horror. And i honestly doubt this game will be.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. Ireland Michael

    Well, it has the whole “survival” thing. But not really the “horror”.

    #43 3 years ago
  44. Lounds

    The first l4d could be scary lol

    #44 3 years ago
  45. Gekidami

    ^ Only if you’re a big girls blouse.

    And with infinite ammo pistols, the short lenght of missions and tables full of ammo scattered everywhere, the game didnt really have the ‘survival’ element either.

    Its just “A shooter… With Zombies!”

    #45 3 years ago
  46. spiderLAW

    @45
    Have you played it on the hardest difficulty…pretty survival if you ask me. Just because you dont run out of pistol ammo doesnt make it not survival. You never face this ammount of zombies on any of the resident evil games, especially not at once. Its horror for the casual market as well. My wife used to get freaked at the sound of the Witch.

    Anyways, scans are cool Geki, thanx!

    #46 3 years ago
  47. LOLshock94

    why do i get the feeling that the woman is wong?
    and leon is obviously the STALKER looking dude

    #47 3 years ago
  48. YoungZer0

    @47: You’re wrong on both accounts. Look @36.

    #48 3 years ago
  49. LOLshock94

    if ada is not in this game then it doesnt explain how ada followed leon on resident evil 4. unless im missing something :S

    #49 3 years ago
  50. IL DUCE

    Really looking forward to this game, squad based third person shooter in the RE universe sounds good to me. Slant Six did a good job on Confrontation, I’ve actually been playing it since I got it for 10 bucks when I recently bought my PS3. It wasn’t received well at first due to a lot of lag issues.

    #50 3 years ago
  51. IL DUCE

    @49 it says you will run into Leon Kennedy in the game and he his one of the targets you are being sent to eliminate, it takes place during RE 2 & 3…and that you can change the outcome of those games, and change the events of those Resident Evils such as most likely, killing Leon Kennedy

    #51 3 years ago
  52. Stephany Nunneley

    Added OPM details in there.

    #52 3 years ago