Two other factions besides Umbrella Corp. Special Forces - US Spec Ops and bio-organic weapon monsters - create a "three-corner conflict" in the game. Based on the report, it would seem that players may also have the option to play as the US Spec Ops team, with the objective of protecting Leon Kennedy. The report also notes that the player's role within the squad will depend on which squad member they choose to play, which seems to indicate specialized roles for each member. It's also claimed that Operation Raccoon City will enable players to "change the history of Resident Evil," in that characters from the first couple of games can be met, and even killed. Specificities aside, StickSkills lifted a quote from the OXM piece that seems to sum things up nicely: "This is not a one-versus-one game where you've got one clip full of ammo and zombies on you. If you've ever thought of those times in an RE game when you thought, 'I'd wish I had a big gun', that's what this game is. It's not fair to give people big guns, then take all the ammo away." Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is slated for release "this winter" on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
OXM reveals Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City