At Captivate today, Capcom released more info on the upcoming Resident Evil™: Operation Raccoon City. The new game is a collaboration between Capcom and Vancouver based studio Slant 6 Games and is scheduled for release this Winter. The latest game is promised to go in a completely new direction and offer a style of gameplay not seen before in the franchise.
Below is a small overview of the story (look away for no spoilers!).
It is September 1998 and the action centres on the ill-fated Raccoon City and the horrifi c consequences of the deadly T-virus outbreak. With a cover up required, Umbrella orders an elite team into Raccoon City to destroy all evidence of the outbreak and eliminate any survivors. Meanwhile the US Government has quarantined the city and dispatched its own team of elite soldiers to determine the source of the mysterious outbreak. Players take on the role of an Umbrella Security Service soldier (U.S.S.), competing alone or in up to four player co-op in a battle against all the competing forces at play in Raccoon City.
New feaures of the game include;
Team based shooter set in the dark and sinister Resident Evil universe.
Triple threat battle as zombies and B.O.W’s add to the action.
Compete alone in Campaign mode as an Umbrella Security Service member or in a four player co-op team battle.
Rewrite the history of the Raccoon City outbreak. Revisit classic moments from Resident Evil™ 2 and Resident Evil™ 3 and watch events unfold from the perspective of the Umbrella Security Service.
Return of favourite RE enemies, iconic landmarks and characters, including Leon S. Kennedy who is on your hit list to eliminate.
Competitive online multiplayer modes provide a unique gaming experience thanks to
the three corner combat between the Umbrella Security Service, US Special Ops and
threat of zombies and B.O.W’s.
A few new screenshots were also released today!