Resident Evil 6 set in China and US, out November 20

Thursday, 19th January 2012 20:54 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Capcom has announced Resident Evil 6 after much speculation, confirming the game for a shocking November 20 worldwide launch for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

A Japanese launch will take place on November 22, while a PC version will release after the console SKUs make their bow.

The game takes place in China and the US ten years after Resident Evil 2, with Chris Redfield and Leon Kennedy teaming up as the game’s main protagonists. The US president has decided to go public with the Raccoon City incident, but a bioterrorism attack leaves Leon, standing by his leader’s side, with a difficult choice.

In China, Chris Redfield is dealing with a similar attack. Even with support from new characters in the series for the duo, the latest wave of bioterrorism attacks sees the world under its biggest threat ever.

Co-op makes a return following a debut in Resident Evil 5, as well as its standard single-payer.

Development on Resident Evil 6, according to the series’s Twitter account, has been ongoing for two years, a lot shorter than the eight year timeframe given back in 2009 by series stalart Masuchiko Kawata.

Directing RE6 will be Eichiro Sasaki, while Yoshaki Hirabayashi will take over as producer from Jun Takeuchi from RE5. Hiroyuki Kobayashi will be its executive producer.

“Resident Evil 6 represents a giant stride forward in the evolution of the series,” said Capcom’s R&D and marketing head Katsuhiko Ichi.

“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.”

Kobayashi added: “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.”

RE6′s pre-order campaign will kick off effective immediately in the US, with, Best Buy and GameStop offering an exclusive for various other modes in the game that will be detailed in the future.

Tonight’s announcement ends a week-long speculation trip on the game, which began when the viral website No Hope Left appeared on Wednesday.

Before the unveil, IGN had gotten hold of posters showing the game’s logo, date and platforms from US retailer GameStop.

VentureBeat first reported the Kennedy-Redfield tag-team earlier in the day.

Get the first trailer and assets below.



  1. LOLshock94

    check the forums it aint a rumour bro

    #1 3 years ago
  2. triggerhappy

    Well at this point it could still all be a massive wind up. I hope not though. Im too excited for this now :D

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Razor

    Not pissing around with the release date, are they?

    Straight up against CoD and other November big-hitters.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. absolutezero

    I think CoD has reached such a level that all the other publishers and developers just take it forgranted that its going to sell silly numbers and as such its not really competition anymore.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Colin Gallacher

    Needs more BOOM, Johnny :D

    #5 3 years ago
  6. absolutezero


    “Leon is forced to face a President transformed beyond recognition and make his hardest ever decision”


    #6 3 years ago
  7. LOLshock94

    “tense single-player and co-op action” you cant make a coop game scary…its impossible you dumb fucks

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    So what happened to “rebooting the franchise”, Capcom?”

    #8 3 years ago
  9. absolutezero

    That went to the sameplace as the PSP Resident Evil.

    Looks like the third main characters partner is Ashley, which is nice enough I suppose.

    I dunno, this is pretty under-whelming.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Stephany Nunneley

    @6 Um. Okay. So, um. Well. NVM. I was wanting another mansion experience, but at least it has Sawyer from LOST in it, I mean Leon.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. LOLshock94

    omg that trailer was….AMAZING

    #11 3 years ago
  12. DuckOfDestiny

    Looks like they’re trying to copy what they did with Nemesis with that big thing with the mini-gun attached to its arm.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Moonwalker1982

    But will the ridiculous physics be gone? Can we finally walk and shoot at the same time?!!!!

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Hunam

    Gears of Zombies 6

    #14 3 years ago
  15. AHA-Lambda

    oh wow that looked quite good, colour me surprised :)

    and i really thought i was done after RE5

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Gekidami

    It went to the 3DS?

    It didnt look like Chris & Leon were ‘teaming up’ in the trailer. In fact it looks like Leon is in the US and Chris is in China, and they arent actually fighting the same type of enemies.

    Either way, it looks pretty much like its going to be more of the same as RE5. It actually had me interested at the start with the dark streets and standard zombies… Then it cut to what i can only honestly call; ‘RE5′s bullshit’.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. LOLshock94

    if yous pause at 3:07 you see leon with ada and ada has changed alot

    #17 3 years ago
  18. absolutezero

    According to most sources its the samething thats happened with 3DS Resi aswell. Half of the game is Mansion inspired creeping horror and atmosphere and the other half is Chris punching things. Like Capcom is a deer stuck in on coming traffic and it does’nt know which side of the road to run to.

    You have to choose though Capcom, you have to choose.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. The_Red

    I was just thinking. Isn’t announcing a new, fully numbered / main Resident Evil game kinda going to hurt the sales of the TWO upcoming other RE projects this year (Op Raccoon city & Revelations). Heck, at least Revelations is a handheld game but ORP is a HD console game for PS3 and 360, where now RE6 is coming too as well.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. absolutezero

    I think thats Claire.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. Gekidami

    I think that even Capcoms expectations for ORC are so low they probably dont give a shit. Though to be fair the games do looks vastly different from one another, i guess we really have to see what type of MP RE6 will have (and it will have MP).

    #21 3 years ago
  22. Dark


    The game has co-op. It is confirmed.
    Leon and Chris will work together. They are both playable. For the first time ever, these two characters will be in a same game.
    Ashley seems to be back.
    The game is action oriented. Capcom are calling it ‘dramatic horror’.
    The game is set 10 years after the Racoon city incident.
    There will be multiple playable characters.
    The graphics are much improved over Resident Evil 5. It looks much more crispy and features a lot of neat visual effects. The lighting and textures are also impressive.
    China is under threat from a bio-terror attack.
    The game is a globe-trotting adventure.
    There will be a deep melee combat system
    The game seems to be going back to the “horror” roots of the older Resident Evil games while also keeping the action at an all time high.
    Chris’ gameplay will probably feature cover based shooting, as seen in the video at 1:52 and 2:45.
    The ability to slide into cover will also be featured into game, as seen at 2:45.
    Players can also sprint this time around, as seen at 1:44.
    There is a new character in the game. He is an ex-mercenary, by the looks of it, and is also a playable character.
    The game will have diverse shooting, more than just the traditional Resident Evil over-the-shoulder gameplay style.
    There seems to be a large focus on set-pieces, and maybe even a few vehicle sections

    #22 3 years ago
  23. LOLshock94

    @22 you forgot
    Ada is the game
    2:09 nemises like creature looks ALOOOOOOOT like Leon
    Leons campaign will have old school T virus zombies while Chris will have re4 and 5s las plagas and majini
    Leons campaign looks more horror then chris

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Erthazus

    Gears Of Evil 6.

    I dunno.


    CGI that they made is cheap. Gameplay sequences are ok at best. I need more information + E3 2012 decent 10 minutes gameplay trailer.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Gekidami

    It wasnt the G Virus in RE 4 & 5.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Edo


    #26 3 years ago
  27. LOLshock94

    @25 yes your right sorry i got it mixed it up with the las plagas thing my bad

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Erthazus

    I like that they returned to the oldschool Raccoon city style, but Action oriented survival horror like Res 4-5 is just not the best thing for that.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. dvcy21

    I’d get this for sure. However, I will wait for the inevitable Gold, Complete, Deluxe version or whatever. I know Capcom is going to release one. Just a matter of when. Other then that, I wonder who the main villain will be now that Wesker is presumably dead.

    #29 3 years ago
  30. Moonwalker1982

    I checked the trailer again, and yes we can finally walk and shoot at the same time. But those graphics, man at times it looked worse than 5 and i’m being serious :(

    #30 3 years ago
  31. absolutezero

    Why not just spin out the entire Leon part into a full game? It looks more than strong enough to happen, why add in the slide into cover, and BOW with guns and a minigun tyrant. urgh.

    I forgot “We want CoD’s audience”

    bloo bloo bloo ;_;

    I want the new guy to be Hunk, he won’t he’ll be a random guy that will sacrifice himself at the end or something retarded.

    #31 3 years ago
  32. Dannybuoy

    One word: Dead Space 3…

    #32 3 years ago
  33. YoungZer0

    Half of it looks good, the other half looks like a complete disaster. Capcom do the same thing they did with DmC: Give it to someone more competent.

    Facial animation is still bad and the redesign of Leon doesn look like him at all.

    New Character looks bland and i don’t understand why they need to include Ashley again. She was annoying. Also not a fan of the pseudo drama.

    Just give us a Remake of Resident Evil 2 and never do anything else again. Capcom really is the George Lucas of Videogames.

    32: That’s more than one.

    #33 3 years ago
  34. absolutezero

    “Capcom do the same thing they did with DmC: Give it to someone more competent.”

    Please stop oh God I don’t even think you realise you do this, like its a subconscious thing.

    #34 3 years ago
  35. Erthazus

    “Capcom do the same thing they did with DmC: Give it to someone more competent.”

    they already did. It’s Called Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City


    I rather play this, than that shit and new DMC from CrapTheory.

    #35 3 years ago
  36. YoungZer0

    @34: Capcom obviously has no idea where to go with the series. If they did, there wouldn’t be any Chris Part, just the Leon Part.

    #36 3 years ago
  37. Erthazus

    @36, Wrong again. This is amazing that Chris and Leon will be playable for the first time in “one” game.

    Fans of the series wanted that.

    Keep bullshitting. Go fap to your CrapTheory game.

    #37 3 years ago
  38. triggerhappy

    @37: +1

    #38 3 years ago
  39. YoungZer0

    @35: Really? This game looks way more action oriented than Operation Raccoon City could ever manage.

    I thought you liked the original games.

    #39 3 years ago
  40. YoungZer0

    @37: It’s not that i don’t like Chris, you’d see that, if you could read.

    It’s just that i don’t like Resident Evil to be an action game. If you’d pay any attention (I know, it’s hard) you’d see how the Chris Part is definitely more action oriented. This what you want? So be it, but don’t go around and call yourself a Resident Evil Fan.

    #40 3 years ago
  41. absolutezero

    No one wanted Chris and Leon togethor, Jesus where the hell did you get that from?

    Check any site and they all want the old characters to come back, like Barry, the now dead Carlos (everyone wants Steve to stay dead) Rebecca.

    Sadly theres now a theory floating about that new guy is actually Steve. His blood is the last supply of Veronica which will be needed for a cure or some shit, thats why hes pumping meds into his neck. Red hair, showing off.

    #41 3 years ago
  42. YoungZer0

    @41: Theory makes sense, Capcom stopped creating new characters decades ago.

    #42 3 years ago
  43. Fin

    You lot will seriously complain about fucking anything.

    The weird thing is, half of you people complain that games are changing (see: Syndicate, Metal Gear Rising, DMC), but the same lot fucking complain when things stay the same (MW3).

    Fucking hypocrites.

    #43 3 years ago
  44. HeavyD-Love

    I must say, that was impressive. Also impressive that they managed to keep this quiet for as long as they did in today’s industry of leaks. No tiny teaser, that was a fully fleshed out, well put together fucking hell of a trailer. That may as well have been a launch trailer it had so much variety in it.

    This game is coming along nicely. I didn’t think Capcom could do it. So far so good. Now, bring on the mansion…

    #44 3 years ago
  45. Johnny Cullen

    Adding more bits in as they come through on Twitter alongside the PR and trailer/assets. They just said development’s been on going for two years.

    Also, that trailer is incredifuckingble.

    #45 3 years ago
  46. absolutezero

    Seems Leons partner is going to be the woman from Degeneration : the one thats standing next to Leon.

    New guy might be Alex Wesker aka Hunk, which also explains the meds like Wesker had to take. Fuck knows.

    Its all over the place such a schizo trailer, three different games mushed togethor one of which has a hint of Resident Evil. Really the Ashley and new guy part looks more like Serious Sam 3 than RE.

    #46 3 years ago
  47. Sini

    well, looks better than that trash RE5

    #47 3 years ago
  48. xino

    OH MY GOD!

    I am F****ING BLOWN AWAY

    AMAZING and beyond words!

    somebody dissect this sh* for me1

    the grachics are crazy man, I can’t tell wtf is cg and gameplay!

    my god.
    that co-op, the skinny guy is sick, like wesker.

    this is a MUST get game

    #48 3 years ago
  49. SplatteredHouse

    If I want to play the Leon game, and I am really put off and not interested by whatever the heck Chris is up to, so that I wouldn’t want to play through that just to reach more of the Leon game. In that case it puts any narrative that Capcom tries to do in a position that is going to be problematic to deliver and convey, if I find I’m not enjoying blocks of the game, and that’s where the focus is placed. Chris is bad, outside of RE1 and maybe CV. I never much liked the character anyway. In the first game, his inclusion and value is clear. He offers an alternate, more challenging playthrough of the game than is intended while playing as Jill.

    Being asked to weigh up how much I want to play “Leon” style, versus how much I tolerate Chris gameplay, and how much the whole thing costs to get these enjoyable instances of game…or just say screw it, and get something without the compromises needing to be brought in to the price that’s out at the time of late November, this year.

    #49 3 years ago
  50. SplatteredHouse

    already posted.

    #50 3 years ago
  51. FeaturePreacher

    I sure hope there’s a vita tie in with the ps3 version.

    #51 3 years ago
  52. Kabby

    When he said “This is Raccoon City all over again” I was all ‘yes!’ but then I remembered every game since that time. Such conflict.

    #52 3 years ago
  53. Patrick Garratt

    That looks… really good!

    #53 3 years ago
  54. KrazyKraut

    Didnt they say something about horror and scary and stuff like that…?

    #54 3 years ago
  55. Henry

    The China city in the trailer is Hong Kong, or at least Capcom is taking Hong Kong as reference.

    The taxi, road sign, shop names are all Hong Kong things. Even Hong Kong Regional Emblem can be seen.

    #55 3 years ago
  56. Maximum Payne

    @54 Well Leon part is going to be horror-ish and that bolder new guy who is apparently ex military something.

    #56 3 years ago
  57. macronia

    nice gameplay , and it is nice from capcom to say there is a pc version

    #57 3 years ago
  58. YoungZer0

    @49: Exactly my feeling. Glad I’m not the only one who has principles.

    A month after the release of this game people are going to complain just as much as they did after RE5. You’ll see, it will happen.

    #58 3 years ago
  59. Dralen

    I’m not sold yet. I thought the Resident Evil 5 trailers looked amazing too and in the end I was just disappointed.

    #59 3 years ago
  60. Da Man

    That looks like a Gears of War game.

    #60 3 years ago
  61. TheOutcastWolf

    @56 If you are reffering to the guy that was running with a girl from a giant infected, they are Barry and Rebbeca from the original RE…

    #61 3 years ago
  62. TheBlackHole

    Split screen co-op confirmed = sold.

    #62 3 years ago
  63. ManuOtaku

    I think this game will be great, i love RE4 and for me it is the best resident evil game on the franchise, it has horror mixed with action in a neat way,for me it was the best game of last gen, sorry baten kaitos, i did enjoy five but like so many people mentioned co-op ruined the horror-scarier asspect of the game, now i think the co-op in this game will be handle differently than in the previous one, because capcom know this, so i think they will handle better this asspect in the new game, really i cannot wait for this game.

    #63 3 years ago

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