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Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Is Real

Ready for some monster vs. squad vs. squad action?

So, that rumored Slant Six and Capcom Resident Evil collaboration is real. This morning, Capcom Europe unveiled Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, a team-based third-person shooter. It appears that the game will primarily be played by two four-person teams, who are competing against each other while simultaneously dealing with zombies and other "Bio-Organic Weapons."
 
As for other modes available, Capcom has promised that Slant Six will “deliver a number of competitive online multiplayer modes,” all of which will “provide a unique gaming experience.” Despite the game's cooperative focus, it will be playable in some sort of solo format, as well.

    

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== TEASER ==All of these potential modes are to be set in September 1998, covering events within the Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis timeline, but not the one you’re familiar with. Operation Raccoon City is a “reinterpretation” of the events depicted in both games, introducing another T-Virus outbreak in the fabled city and the two new squads: the Umbrella Secret Services and US spec ops. Series characters like Leon Kennedy, as well as “iconic landmarks” will be making a return. 
 
Slant Six, you may remember, is no stranger to squad-based shooters. Some of the studio's past work includes multiple games in the SOCOM series, including the downloadable PS3 release, SOCOM: Confrontation.

Raccoon City is slated for a release this winter across the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.
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Posted By BradNicholson

So, that rumored Slant Six and Capcom Resident Evil collaboration is real. This morning, Capcom Europe unveiledResident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, a team-based third-person shooter. It appears that the game will primarily be played by two four-person teams, who are competing against each other while simultaneously dealing with zombies and other "Bio-Organic Weapons."
 
As for other modes available, Capcom has promised that Slant Six will “deliver a number of competitive online multiplayer modes,” all of which will “provide a unique gaming experience.” Despite the game's cooperative focus, it will be playable in some sort of solo format, as well.

    

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== TEASER ==All of these potential modes are to be set in September 1998, covering events within the Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis timeline, but not the one you’re familiar with. Operation Raccoon City is a “reinterpretation” of the events depicted in both games, introducing another T-Virus outbreak in the fabled city and the two new squads: the Umbrella Secret Services and US spec ops. Series characters like Leon Kennedy, as well as “iconic landmarks” will be making a return. 
 
Slant Six, you may remember, is no stranger to squad-based shooters. Some of the studio's past work includes multiple games in the SOCOM series, including the downloadable PS3 release, SOCOM: Confrontation.

Raccoon City is slated for a release this winter across the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.
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Posted By andrewf87462

Cant wait!
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Posted By RE_Player1

I have no hope for this game. I got burned bad by Socom Confrontation so I probably won't be picking this up. 

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Posted By cannedstingray

I couldn't get the link to work, just the forum topic 
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The link on the front page is coming up 404 for me.
 
Edit: fixed.

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Posted By SomeJerk

Left 4 Dead style is the only way I can handle zombies these days, all for it. Hope it works out well.

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Posted By andrewf87462
@Ghostfish said:
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                The link on the front page is coming up 404 for me.
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Yeah I was getting that as well, it seems to be fixed now.
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Posted By Hailinel

So the game is being developed by a SOCOM B-team?

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Posted By nERVEcenter

SOCOM with zombies? Intrigued, I am.

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Posted By m0rdr3d
@Ghostfish:

 
 
Not fair.
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Posted By SSully
@Hailinel said:
" So the game is being developed by a SOCOM B-team? "
Yeah, so expect gig size patches that add features that were in the games manual, but not in the actual game months after release. 
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Posted By Sauson

I'm pretty excited for this, it has a lot of potential to be something awesome. Or a complete mess...Hopefully something awesome.

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Posted By Xpgamer7

eh. Dunno about this.

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Posted By gamb1t

I am way to stoked for this game.

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Posted By Miketorreza

Again Capcom handing its huge titles to questionable western developers. Do they really think this will work? First Devil May Cry to Ninja Theory, and now this... Slant Six couldn't even make a game you could actually play at launch and when it worked, you didn't really want to play it anyway.
 
I just hope these don't turn out to be terrible... Actually I guess I do hope these will be terrible so they will stop doing this and put these franchises back in the hands of the people who created them, and made them awesome. 
 
But I guess all of those people worked at Clover, and now Platinum Games or are doing weird team ups with other high profile Japanese devs. Oh well! 

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Posted By RE_Player1
@Miketorreza said:
" Again Capcom handing its huge titles to questionable western developers. Do they really think this will work? First Devil May Cry to Ninja Theory, and now this... Slant Six couldn't even make a game you could actually play at launch and when it worked, you didn't really want to play it anyway. I just hope these don't turn out to be terrible... Actually I guess I do hope these will be terrible so they will stop doing this and put these franchises back in the hands of the people who created them, and made them awesome.   But I guess all of those people worked at Clover, and now Platinum Games or are doing weird team ups with other high profile Japanese devs. Oh well!  "
Well Devil May Cry hasn't come out yet and I think the fan reaction to Dante's new look is stupid, now if the game is garbage go right on ahead and dump on Ninja Theory but it isn't out. Now if you want to look at bad examples of Capcom western developed games Bionic Commando comes to mind. 
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Posted By Daveyo520

I love me some RE.

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Posted By AhmadMetallic

adding to the 2011 releases list. thanks bradley !

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Posted By Hailinel
@RE_Player92 said:
" @Miketorreza said:
" Again Capcom handing its huge titles to questionable western developers. Do they really think this will work? First Devil May Cry to Ninja Theory, and now this... Slant Six couldn't even make a game you could actually play at launch and when it worked, you didn't really want to play it anyway. I just hope these don't turn out to be terrible... Actually I guess I do hope these will be terrible so they will stop doing this and put these franchises back in the hands of the people who created them, and made them awesome.   But I guess all of those people worked at Clover, and now Platinum Games or are doing weird team ups with other high profile Japanese devs. Oh well!  "
Well Devil May Cry hasn't come out yet and I think the fan reaction to Dante's new look is stupid, now if the game is garbage go right on ahead and dump on Ninja Theory but it isn't out. Now if you want to look at bad examples of Capcom western developed games Bionic Commando comes to mind.  "
As does Dark Void.
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Posted By CRACKYSTUNTYE

Its got me interested. Would like to see RE4 2 more tho.
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Posted By XenoNick

Always up for more RE.

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Posted By MichaelBach

Big question is.. Can you run and shoot at the same time?

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Posted By fillmoejoe

Cool concept, I'll wait for the final product.

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Posted By DeF
@MichaelBach said:
" Big question is.. Can you run and shoot at the same time? "
you can do that in RE: Revelations for 3DS (walk and shoot at the same time) and since Operation RC is made by a western dev, those should be two reasons why it would make sense to assume that you CAN in fact run & shoot
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Posted By Yummylee

Goddamnit, Resident Evil. There was once a time when I'd die for you.. then re-animate, and die again! :O

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Posted By AsherV20

Playing as an organized para-military unit in the Resident Evil-verse seems like such a weird concept. Unless all these hardcore soldiers are still gonna be dropped in the middle of the zombie apocalypse with a pistol, a knife, and a bagged lunch and mittens. 
 
...which I can still see happening. *stink eye @Capcom*

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Posted By lordofultima
@AsherV20 said:
" Playing as an organized para-military unit in the Resident Evil-verse seems like such a weird concept. Unless all these hardcore soldiers are still gonna be dropped in the middle of the zombie apocalypse with a pistol, a knife, and a bagged lunch and mittens.  ...which I can still see happening. *stink eye @Capcom* "
But it's canon, It's the squad from RE2 during their raid to acquire the G-Virus from William Burken. 
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Posted By lordofultima
@AsherV20 said:
" Playing as an organized para-military unit in the Resident Evil-verse seems like such a weird concept. Unless all these hardcore soldiers are still gonna be dropped in the middle of the zombie apocalypse with a pistol, a knife, and a bagged lunch and mittens.  ...which I can still see happening. *stink eye @Capcom* "
But it's canon, It's the squad from RE2 during their raid to acquire the G-Virus from William Burken. 
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Posted By MiniPato

I'm still confused as hell as to what this game is. Is it competitive co-op arena based multiplayer with zombies? Is it like Demon's Souls/Mindjack with actual story progression? What is it?

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Posted By Rmack

My big question: will Tofu be in it?

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Posted By blaakmawf

Yes! Leon is the man!

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Posted By Vorbis

Zombies or nothing.

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@lordofultima said:

" @AsherV20 said:

" Playing as an organized para-military unit in the Resident Evil-verse seems like such a weird concept. Unless all these hardcore soldiers are still gonna be dropped in the middle of the zombie apocalypse with a pistol, a knife, and a bagged lunch and mittens.  ...which I can still see happening. *stink eye @Capcom* "

But it's canon, It's the squad from RE2 during their raid to acquire the G-Virus from William Burken.  "
It's not canon. I mean, that operation with HUNK obtaining the G-Virus is canon, but this won't be, as they're sent there as the clean-up crew, not to extract the G-Virus. It'll also allow players the option to kill major characters (most notably Leon) in whatever semblance of a story it has.     
 
 
@MiniPato said:

" I'm still confused as hell as to what this game is. Is it competitive co-op arena based multiplayer with zombies? Is it like Demon's Souls/Mindjack with actual story progression? What is it? "

It's sounding to be similar to the Outbreak games on the PS2, with four player coop undergoing a set story - most likely split up between chapters. It won't play like Outbreak, though; instead of being a team based survival horror game it'll be like a fast paced run and gun shooter. 
That'll be the primary mode of play most likely, with some competitive stuff in there as well.
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Posted By FuzzYLemoN

Oh nice, it's coming to PC on time!

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Posted By rosebud04

So Resident Evil ORC? 

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Posted By UberExplodey

I could play some new RE.

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Posted By SammydesinasNL

I just want a lot of guns to choose from.
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Posted By DiscoDuck8k
@Abyssfull said:
" Goddamnit, Resident Evil. There was once a time when I'd die for you.. then re-animate, and die again! :O "
I miss those days when I actually loved Resident Evil. 
Seems like with every new game they push me further and further away.
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Posted By Blacknight

This is a Resident Evil game I would actually consider playing. Although slant six does give me pause. 

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Posted By Undeadpool

Resident Evil without Shinji Mikami gives us RE5...I'm going to need to see more of this to convince me it's a good idea.

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Posted By DukesT3

Hm... I don't know about this one. After renting SOCOM confrontation lets just say I thought the series would be dead after that but who knows. Maybe Slant Six learned from its mistakes on what not to do and improve its game quality. 

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Posted By zityz

3rd person left 4 dead...ok gotcha.

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Posted By nickux

This actually gives me hope for RE6. If the spin-off games in the series focus on the more action shooter-y type stuff that hopefully leaves the main entries left to be more atmospheric, slower-paced, survival horror like they used to be.

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Posted By latenitegamer

this could really go ether way, hope its on the good side. 

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Posted By Romination

Sounds OK, but remembering the previous attempts at co-op RE games has me a bit more cautious.

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Posted By TheLawnWrangler

awesome. I've been a fan of the outbreak series for quite some time and have always wanted a third. this is close enough!
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Posted By BeautifulSpaceCowboy

I am really looking forward to more news about this game. I have high hopes.

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Posted By jamesisaacs

Hmmm, nnyeess....interested....

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Posted By LetsRockBaby

I'm rather optimistic about this one.

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Posted By ajamafalous

THIS GAME BETTER HAVE LARGE FOREARMS.

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