Some new details about Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City

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#1 Posted by Sackmanjones (5337 posts) -

This came straight from a story on Gametrailers.  From what I have heard it seems really interesting what they are trying to do and I am looking forward to hearing more
 Grab some friends, pack your bags, and prepare for a trip to Racoon City! Capcom has today confirmed Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is in development for the PS3, 360 and PC. The game, which will take the storied franchise in a completely new direction, is a collaboration between Capcom and Vancouver based studio Slant 6 (SOCOM: Confrontation) and is scheduled for release this Winter.

Here’s the official description of the game:

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City delivers a true third person team based shooter experience set within the dark and sinister Resident Evil universe and a reinterpretation of the events depicted in Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3. The setting of the Resident Evil universe not only provides a rich backdrop to the action but delivers a unique and thrilling triple threat battle. Zombies and Bio-Organic Weapons (B.O.W’s) add to the mix as players not only compete against an opposing squad but also tackle this third unpredictable element, creating a brand new style of gameplay and breaking the conventions of traditional team based shooters.  

It is September 1998 and the action centers 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.

In addition, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City will deliver a number of competitive online multiplayer modes. Each one of these will provide a unique gaming experience thanks to the three way combat between the Umbrella Security Service, US Special Ops and threat of zombies and B.O.W’s that could only exist in the deadly and twisted Resident Evil Universe.

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#2 Posted by HandsomeDead (11854 posts) -

I'm glad that brand new direction is an extension of the direction no one really liked from Resident Evil 5 and approximately 5 years out of date.

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#3 Posted by ninjakiller (3427 posts) -

Enable voice chat, that is all.

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#4 Posted by Hizang (9359 posts) -

I personally loved Resident Evil 5, and I never liked the outbreak games, team based games don't fly to well with me
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#5 Posted by Yummylee (24646 posts) -

Jesus, there's like three threads now about this thing.. 
And my initial impressions still stand strong: this all sounds incredibly bleh, and really enforces the ''no hope'' mind-set for this series to stick anywhere near its roots. Oh sure, you'll go back to Raccoon City just like you've always wanted! Only catch is you're there to play it like it's a SOCOM team game, complete with competitive multiplayer. I've even heard that you may even get to play as the BOW's?!?

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#6 Edited by Sackmanjones (5337 posts) -
@Hizang:  Same here, however i think this could be awesome. For starters you are in Raccoon city again during RE 2 and 3. And I think its a nice dynamic that your hunting for Leon which I know he lives but its still interesting.  Also The fact that you are working for Umbrella now makes everything change. 
lastly...... possible Nemesis?

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