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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.