Resident Evil 6 – Official Trailer

Capcom have now revealed the official trailer for Resident Evil 6:

Ten years after the incident at Raccoon City, the President of the United States has decided it’s time to reveal the truth about what really took place.  However, a bioterrorist attack leaves the President transformed beyond recognition, and series hero Leon S. Kennedy has to make a hard decision..

The game is set for release on PS3 and 360 on 20th November 2012, with a PC version to come later.

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City – Multiplayer Gameplay!

Slant Six Games and Capcom have released the first multiplayer gameplay video for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City!

Multiplayer modes shown in the video include the usual Team Deathmatch, as well as Biohazard mode, where players must ensure samples of the G-virus are returned to their base, a Survivors mode, where you must survive until the rescue helicopter arrives, and finally a Heroes mode, where you must fight as and defend iconic Resident Evil characters such as Leon S. Kennedy, Hunk or Jill Valentine!

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I’m a little surprised about the possible player choices, or repercussions of those, in the campaign of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.  Causing the death of Leon breaks canon, especially as this game is set in the middle of the series’ timeline.

I think I’d choose to avoid Leon’s death anyway, regardless of canon 🙂

I spent a happy week playing Resident Evil 4 on the Wii some years ago.. my first Resident Evil game, and one of few games I’ve played through without being distracted onto other things.

The controls took a little bit of getting used to.. movement being handled by the stick rather than the pointer.  I loved the game.. the detail put into the surroundings, the strange villagers erupting into tentacle-headed zombies, the scary encounters.. the fact that this was a horror game on the Wii, when all I’d seen till then was very child-friendly and cartoon graphics.

I remember being shocked at Leon’s death at the hands of a chainsaw-wielding crazy guy.. he cut me in half and I was shocked for both the brutality and the fact that it had happened so quickly.  Cue reloading, a good search of the house for more ammo, and going back outside ready for his attack!

I also loved the Merchant, lurking in dark corners with his shady deals.. when I first saw him, I nearly fired at him, thinking he was a bad guy! 😉

Ashley irritated me a little at first, as the incapable female in need of constant protection or rescue.  No weapons.. really?  When it came to playing as her later in the game I thought it was a nice change of pace, avoiding enemies instead of fighting, but even so.. surrounded by things trying to kill you, wouldn’t you pick something up for protection?

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is the latest installment in the Resident Evil series, under development by Slant Six Games and Capcom.

The campaign places you in the role of an Umbrella Security Services soldier, having been sent in to Raccoon City to destroy all evidence of the T-virus.. including any survivors.  Here, you will face US soldiers come to find the source of the outbreak, and Umbrella’s bio-organic ‘weapons’, as well as the usual zombies!

The latest video shows off some of the action..

During the campaign, the player will be able to make decisions which may go against the series’ canon, such as causing the death of Leon S. Kennedy or Claire Redfield!  The campaign mode can be played alone, or with others in the four player co-op mode.. there’s also a multiplayer mode with USS soldiers versus the Government’s Spec Ops.

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is set for release on 23rd March 2012.

Dead Rising 2

Dead Rising 2.  Zombie Slaughter?  With friends?  Hell yes!  The problem with this was actually setting up the game to begin with.. Games for Windows Live isn’t all that well-behaved, and then the game kept refusing to let us join each other too..

Once in, though, awesome zombie killing!  Crafting weapons is a good touch, with some interesting combinations.. some are more useful than others, while some are just funny, such as the dino head with firework!  So far I prefer the nail bat as it clears a nice path through the zombies, and saves me getting grabbed so often.

We’re not managing so well on collecting survivors so far.. I suspect this is something for a second playthrough, when your character is levelled up and able to take on all the zombies without feeling it.  Trying to rescue a granny, a mad old guy with a gun and then his wife, only to be jumped by the rival competitor from the Terror Is Reality show.. ooh, frustration.  Unless we missed something, there was only one bike to chase him on, which doesn’t work for two people in co-op. In the end we ran for it to make sure we at least rescued somebody, and then returned to kill him later.

I have to say that my friend is liking the dressing-up a bit too much.. mincing around in tiny pants and shirt and trying to get into the cutscenes.. oh god!  Apparently there’s an achievement for changing into all the clothes in the game.. “Chuck Greene: Cross Dresser?” 😉

Screen from here.  This is one of the outfits he’s been in lately. 😉

While I love most of the game, I do have a rather large dislike.  I’m getting the “target audience: male” idea quite forcefully rubbed in my face, and I don’t like it one bit.  I really don’t want to look at ass, up-skirts, views down tops..  I’m getting the impression I’m not even welcome as it’s all so blatantly tailored to the guys.
I despise Rebecca, who alternately puts down and flirts with my character..  I don’t want that!  I rather enjoyed shooting her in the face when I first had to travel with her and I only wish I could feed her to the zombies, along with TK and his ‘girls’ too.  When the girls showed up, and captured Rebecca.. that cutscene?  Just.. urgh.

Hey, Capcom?  More zombies, less pixel porn, thanks..