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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 BBQBram
@Rohok:  Just because I dislike prejudice doesn't mean I'm a total weeaboo. Anyway, I didn't mean to offend you or anything, I just though the tone of your post was a bit cynical for these parts. 
 
And the validity of fixed camera angles as a harbinger of tension could certainly be argumented.
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Posted By Rohok
@BBQBram said:
" @Rohok:   /v/ is that way, off you go. "
Gaiaonline is that way, off you go.
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Posted By Rasgueado

I heard the Wolfman's got nards.

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Posted By ProfessorK
@Abyssfull: You sir have made me sad :(
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Posted By iam3green

i have to look into this game. it seems cool idea.

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Edited By Yummylee
@ProfessorK said:

" Soooooo, they're making another Outbreak game? Sold! "

It looks like that on the surface, though I doubt it'll function much like the Outbreak games before it. This won't be survival horror; it's a traditional third person run n gunner and ammo is supposed to be plentiful. It's more like they're making another SOCOM game, just with zombies. 
 
I mean it may not be as much a fast paced action game as I'm envisioning, but one thing's for sure: this is hardly Outbreak File 3.
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Posted By ProfessorK

Soooooo, they're making another Outbreak game? Sold!

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Posted By BBQBram
@Rohok: 
 
/v/ is that way, off you go.
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@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!  "

I'm glad we're not letting Japs make the games anymore. They can't make a believable story or characters worth a damn. I don't want my game characters looking like chicks that want to be dudes. OH LOOK AT ME IM CLOUD I HAVE GIANT SWORD LOLOLOLOLOL I SO PRETTY.
 
Gay.
 
Not to mention the dumbshit that thought fixed camera angles were a good idea.
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Posted By THRICE

Was the Monster Squad reference intended in the articles caption or is my love for Monster Squad so great I made it into a Monster Squad reference?

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Posted By krazy_kyle

Finally! Zombies are back!
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Posted By zyn
@Abyssfull:  Thanks for the screens.
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Posted By Yummylee
@biospank said:
" need some screens "


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The second picture at least gives the impression that fixed camera angles may be in effect, though that could just solely be that screenshot. The first shot, though.. after seeing that I wouldn't be surprised if there'll be a pre-order bonus Lancer gun skin.
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Posted By biospank

need some screens

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Posted By Krystal_Sackful

Wait? The Monster Squad is in this?

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Posted By cursormonkey

It could be interesting if it's done right, but then, it probably won't be.

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Edited By kamiboy

I am crossing my fingers that when the overseas outsourced Devil May Cry remake and this Resident Evil, #ugh#, squad based shooter fail miserably, as anyone with any sense for how the western market works could predict then, finally, finally, after over 5 years of disasters CAPCOM's upper management will get the message. 
 
Stop wasting development resources by outsourcing to overseas studios, there is no future there, this is game development for gods sake, it is a craft, not car manufacturing that can be handed down to the lowest bidder.

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Posted By Rattle618
@SeriouslyNow said:
" @Hailinel said:
" @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. "
Dark Void was average in some ways but definitely not bad. "
Indeed, I enjoyed it quite a bit. Hopefully a sequel is all the franchise needs to be awesome.
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Posted By theillusiveman0

well i'll just add this to my list right above ME3 and below elder scrolls 5.  Dammit nearlly forgot about saint's row 3 too, nice year so far!!
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Posted By SeriouslyNow
@Hailinel said:
" @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. "
Dark Void was average in some ways but definitely not bad.
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Posted By President_Evil

...huh?

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Posted By ptys

I don't want to play co-op! I want sIngle player creepy survival, Capcom officially don't know what they're doing... Scary!

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Posted By canucks23

Slant six destroyed SOCOM, so i wouldn't trust them with this game either. They shipped a game that was missing half the features that were on the back of the friggin box, i don't even know how they got away with that.

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Posted By Eyz

I knew there was a serious lack of spinoffs lately with this franchise...
Seriously, they used to make a ton more before.

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Posted By Lukeweizer

Competitive multiplayer? Cause that worked out so well last time.

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Posted By ZOnikJJ

I love Left 4 Dead, I liked Killing Floor, and LOVED Resident Evil 5 online with my friends. I think I'll be enjoying this game too :)

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Posted By gorkamorkaorka

"iconic landmarks" 
 
CONFIRMED. We will be in the Police Station again!

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Posted By GrayFox666

socom confrontation left such a bad first impression, im not excited at all by this. I totally will give them another chance, its just hard to see anything in a resident evil shooter from the team who did socom confrontation

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Posted By Nightfang

Sounds interesting.

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Posted By ryanwho

omg new ideas burn it

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Posted By ShoundshLikeFunf

As long as I can run and shoot at the same time, this will be great. If that isn't the case, I won't stand a chance against the people who don't have to play Resident Evil games on easy.

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Posted By MisterMouse

it will be nice to actually see more of this game.

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Posted By HadesTimes

This game scares me, and not in a good way.

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Posted By Jackel2072

this game could be totally awesome...but i could also seem them fucking this up big time! 

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Posted By ajamafalous

THIS GAME BETTER HAVE LARGE FOREARMS.

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Posted By LetsRockBaby

I'm rather optimistic about this one.

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Posted By jamesisaacs

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

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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 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 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 latenitegamer

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

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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 zityz

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

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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 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 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 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 SammydesinasNL

I just want a lot of guns to choose from.
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Posted By UberExplodey

I could play some new RE.

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