Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Confirmed

The next Resident Evil game has been announced and it will take you back to Raccoon City. We can expect to see the game release on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. Let’s have Capcom break it down for us.

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. 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 sounds like Resident Evil meets left 4 dead with an added twist. Wait a minute? What would a Resident Evil game set in Raccoon City be without Leon S. Kennedy? Fortunately, you don’t have to worry as you can “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.”

Not only are we going to go back to some awesome moments from both Resident Evil 2 and 3, but we can do so in a coop fashion. Who’s working on the game? It isn’t just Capcom? “Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is collaboration between Capcom and Vancouver based studio Slant 6 Games and is scheduled for release this Winter.” Two developers will be at the helm for a winter release.

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.

Unfortunately, there aren’t any in game screenshots at this time. We only have a scan of a magazine cover that seems to show Leon S. Kennedy’s reflection.

Update:

Some magazine scans containing in game screens have been leaked.

Update 2:

You can also check out the teaser trailer here: Click Here!

Source: capcom-unity.com