Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Confirmed
Capcom has confirmed that the next offering of the Resident Evil series, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, is in development for the Ps3, 360, and the PC. Capcom promises that this next game will take the series in a new direction, with a style of gameplay completely new to the franchise. As a collaboration with the Vancouver-based Slant 6 Games, Operation Raccoon City will be a third-person team-based shooter, reinterpreting the events of Resident Evil 2 and 3. You take on the role of an Umbrella Security Services soldier, and your setting and mission turn the events of the games into a triple threat involving you, opposing squads, and a third party made up of zombies and Bio-Organic Weapons.
It is September 1998 and the action centres once more on the ill-fated Raccoon City and the horrific consequences of the deadly T-virus outbreak from the Umbrella facility. With a cover up required, Umbrella orders an elite team into Raccoon City to destroy all evidence of the outbreak and eliminate any survivors. Hearing of this plan, the US Government dispatches its own special forces to uncover any evidence that exposes the cause of the viral infection and Umbrella’s actions. Players take on the role of an Umbrella Security Services soldier (U.S.S.), competing alone or in four player co-op in a battle against all the competing forces at play in Raccoon City. Expect the return of original Resident Evil enemies, iconic landmarks such as the Raccoon City Police Department and fan favorite characters, including Leon S. Kennedy, who as a rookie police officer in Raccoon City is on your hit list to eliminate. Players will experience a retelling of classic moments from past titles Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 and watch the events unfolding from the menacing perspective of the Umbrella Security Service, giving fans the chance to rewrite the history of the Raccoon City outbreak.
The game also promises a wide variety of multiplayer modes, that will take advantage of the three-way conflict between the Umbrella Security Service, US Special Ops, and the many monsters (B.O.W’s) that the series is known for.
Bottom Line: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is expected for a winter release.
- Source: Gamersleak.com