Resident Evil 6 Capcom Captivate Information

WOW, lots of Resident Evil 6 information to get through. So let’s get to it!

New trailer:

Read more after the jump…

Release Date

OCTOBER 2nd 2012! As I suspected, the end of the year competition from titles such s Assassin’s Creed 3, Bioshock Infinite, and Even Call of Duty, made moving the date up a necessity or it risked being lost in the shuffle of a highly competitive 4th quarter! The game will be released on XBOX 360, PS3, and on PC. So far, it is not slated to be released on the Wii U.

Confirmed Characters

Jake Muelle-Son of Resident Evil super villain Albert Wesker and the keeper of a special blood type. Partnered with a now adult Sherry Birkin from Resident Evil 2.

Leon Kennedy- U.S. Special Operative, Partnered with Agent Helena Harper

Chris Redfield-Leader of the BSAA unit investigating an outbreak in China, Partnered with Piers Nievens (who also appears in the Japanese Resident Evil weekly manga Marhawa Desire).

Piers Nivens, Helena Harper, Sherry Birkin

According to Resident Evil 6 producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, each character’s story will be able to stand on its own and begin in different locations but will interweave at some point with the storyline of another character and culminate in China. This sets up the scenario where Chris and Leon fight one another, and Leon meeting up with Sherry. However, once you a select a character duo to play as, you will be able to do so from start to finish. This is thankfully a departure from the idea of Resident Evil Revelations where the story jumped around from character to character, and what fans assumed would be a similar case this time.

New Enemy Figure

Resident Evil 6 will feature new and smarter enemies such as zombies and the Javo, but surprising to all is the appearance of none other than Ada Wong! Definitely the Bitch Chris refers to in the debut trailer, The one tormenting Jake and the one Leon fights Chris to save in order to prosecute. Ada has haunted Leon since the very beginning and it will be interesting to finally see the extent of her evil ways.

Gameplay

Running and shooting is confirmed as is the ability to dodge, dive, and move while on the ground.  Healing wiLL be in the form of a health tablet players can take at anytime by pressing a single button on the controller. Also, certain situations in the game will have quick time button events similar to Resident Evil 4 and 5.

Multiplayer

Resident Evil 6 will feature online and offline CO-OP. Thankfully long gone are the days of going back to a checkpoint or restarting a scenario so that your partner can join in the game. The new CO-OP mode will feature the ability to have players join in at any time, and drop out when they feel like it.

Also included will be fan favorite,  Mercenaries Mode. This time however, the mode will be available from the beginning and will not be unlocked by beating the game. This aspect worries me a bit because knowing Capcom, extra mercenaries characters may come in the form of DLC…OY!

DEMO

Of course we all know it will be released as a special access key on Dragon’s Dogma on May 22nd, but Xbox players will get a chance to play it on July3rd, PSN players will have their go at it on September 4th.

For more information, check out the following site:

Official Resident Evil 6 Site

In-depth IGN Coverage

Eurogamer preview

Details from Capcom Unity

Screencaps and Character Renders

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