Resident Evil 6 Promo Trailer
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
One of the most successful action and survival horror franchises in gaming is nearing its 6th iteration this year, which will see Leon S. Kennedy and Chris Redfield joining forces with a whole host of characters new and old to save the world yet again from a bio-terrorist threat of epic proportions.
While this game is already well trodden and the story a little more than tedious I really can’t wait to get my hand on this title, we play co-op in this house a lot and RE5 was one of the co-op classics of this generation, something I know a lot of people will disagree with me about, but so far the gaming is shaping up to be pretty exciting, with all the classic characters and locations making it feel more like a Resident Evils greatest hits.
Resident Evil 6 features three distinct, yet interwoven story threads, each with their own pair of protagonists for either solo or co-op play, both offline and online. Leon S. Kennedy is paired with US government agent Helena Harper, while Chris Redfield teams up with fellow BSAA member Piers Nivans. Finally, gun for hire and son of the infamous Albert Wesker, Jake Muller, is joined by Sherry Birkin, the daughter of former key Umbrella scientists, William and Annette. All six must face a new horror – the highly virulent C-virus that has been unleashed on an unsuspecting and unprepared world, creating new and deadly transformations.
Horror on a global scale – No longer confined to a specific location, the outbreak of the C-virus is worldwide with the action taking place in North America, Eastern Europe and China.
Multiple characters and intertwined storylines – Experience the horror playing as Leon S. Kennedy, Chris Redfield, and Jake Muller with their respective partners.
Solo or co-op – Resident Evil 6 delivers both single and co-op gameplay either offline or online.
A new challenge – Confront the results of the C-virus in all its varied and deadly forms.
- Zombies make a return to the Resident Evil series, but can now run, jump at players and even use weapons, making them far more challenging than in previous games.
- The enemy creatures known as J’avo first came to prominence in the conflict zone of Eastern Europe and have the ability to regenerate when injured; furthermore, if J’avo take substantial damage to a particular area they can mutate the affected body part into a variety of different forms, meaning players will have to rethink their strategy and adapt to this unpredictability.
- The C-virus has also given rise to the Chrysalide, which take the mutation process even further as they undergo a full metamorphosis; spawning a whole host of horrific creatures.
Mercenaries returns – Players will once more be able to enjoy the highly popular Mercenaries Mode.
Redesigned control system – Resident Evil 6 features an evolved control system allowing players to shoot whilst moving; slide; roll in any direction and to take cover along with the addition of an enhanced melee attack.
Demo coming with Dragon’s Dogma – Purchasers of Dragon’s Dogma, scheduled for release on May 22 in North America and May 25 across Europe will receive a token allowing them to download the Resident Evil 6 demo, from July 3 for Xbox 360 owners and September 4 for PS3.
Localised voice over – Resident Evil 6 will include fully localised voice over in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian as well as subtitles in Japanese, Russian, Polish, Brazilian and Portuguese.
Resident Evil 6 is due for release October 2, 2012 for PS3 and Xbox 360 with a PC release following later.