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Resident Evil 6 coming this November [update: Trailer!]

Resident Evil 6 was going to happen sooner or later. Apparently, the answer is "sooner." A GameStop employee has snapped some pictures of upcoming promotional displays for use in their stores.

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Update: The official trailer has been posted after the break.

Resident Evil 6 was going to happen sooner or later. Apparently, the answer is "sooner." Resident Evil 6 will be available on PS3 and Xbox 360 on November 20th. A PC version will release afterwards.

The trailer shows a number of returning characters from the franchise, including Leon, Chris, and Ashley. It appears the stakes are much higher in this true continuation of the zombie-infected franchise.

Here's the story, according to Capcom:

It has been ten years since the Raccoon City incident and the President of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what took place in the belief that it will curb the current resurgence in bioterrorist activity. Due to be by the President’s side is his personal friend and Raccoon City survivor, Leon S. Kennedy, but when the venue suffers a bioterrorist attack, Leon is forced to face a President transformed beyond recognition and make his hardest ever decision. At the same time, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member Chris Redfield arrives in China, itself under threat of a bioterrorist attack. With no country safe from these attacks and the ensuing outbreaks, the entire world’s population is united by a common fear that there is no hope left.

From The Chatty

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    January 19, 2012 1:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Rumor: Resident Evil 6 coming this November.

    Resident Evil 6 was going to happen sooner or later. Apparently, the answer is "sooner." A GameStop employee has snapped some pictures of upcoming promotional displays for use in their stores.

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      January 19, 2012 1:17 PM

      I hope the game returns to a survival horror theme. RE5 sold well so I expect co-op, and truth be told I'm fine with that. The wife and I enjoyed playing through the game together. But RE5's atmosphere held no tension or stress save for the first swarm of enemies in stage 1-1.

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        January 19, 2012 2:09 PM

        They need to do away with the stupid quick time events. Dying during what I thought was a cut-scene is just retarded.

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          January 19, 2012 2:22 PM

          Oh god those were terrible. Basically ruined what was overall a great game.

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            January 19, 2012 3:33 PM

            I agree. The reason the QT events caused so much frustration was because they were so few and far between. In RE4 they occurred frequently enough that you knew to watch out for them. But in RE5 I'd completely forget about them only to die because I was kicked back on my couch thinking I was watching a noninteractive cutscene.

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              January 19, 2012 4:44 PM

              It was bad enough how much Capcom has fallen in love with their own story in RE5; the whole game was basically a huge mess of wesker and umbrella bullshit. RE4 was perfect- hints of the the previous stories, but still stood on it's own. With RE5 i felt like if I hadn't read the Wikipedia entries on every character I'd never know what was happening.

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        January 19, 2012 2:15 PM

        RE5 was such a terrible game IMO, but I still had fun playing co-op. I could never have made it all the way through the game solo though, the terrible mechanics would have driven me nuts. Instead I spent the game trying to mess with my co-op buddy.

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        January 19, 2012 4:11 PM

        If they don't have the balls to go all out survival horror, I'd also be perfectly happy if they made it more fluid action horror like Dead Space.

        Queue fan rage.

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          January 19, 2012 8:49 PM

          The thing is, RE4 *was* action horror--the prototypical example of the horror genre's sub-type. Capcom just didn't know where it wanted to go with RE5. Horror? Not enough atmosphere. Action? Terrible controls for an action game.

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        January 19, 2012 6:04 PM

        I agree that the setting and atmosphere took away from RE5. This looks like a return to form.

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        January 19, 2012 7:30 PM

        For what it's worth, the 3DS game appears to be exactly that. Demo is good.

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      January 19, 2012 1:17 PM

      No Shinji Mikami, no care.

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      January 19, 2012 2:12 PM

      Forgot to mention! This was updated with the confirmation and first trailer! (Sorry, busy day)

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      January 19, 2012 2:15 PM

      The official trailer has just gone live. Make sure you check it out!

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      January 19, 2012 2:19 PM

      That trailer was shit, but I'll take another RE game

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      January 19, 2012 2:19 PM

      Looks like fun!

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      January 19, 2012 2:19 PM

      Glad to know I'll be able to choose whatever hair cut I want: Spikey, Emo boy, or Crew cut

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      January 19, 2012 2:21 PM

      I miss the cold calculating ruthless nature of Umbrella :( random stuff is fun I guess.

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      January 19, 2012 2:23 PM

      Make it more like RE1-RE3 and I'll be interested.

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      January 19, 2012 2:23 PM

      If you follow the link to No Hope, the top post on the site leads to a youtube link for the RE6 trailer. It's official.

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      January 19, 2012 2:25 PM

      Huh, but there IS a PC version mentioned in the announcement unless I'm mistaken? Here's a copypaste:

      “Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games,” says the press release, “is very proud to announce that Resident Evil 6 is in full development and scheduled for release on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system on November 20, 2012 with a Windows PC version to follow.”

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        January 19, 2012 2:31 PM

        Yep. We've just updated the post with all the official details.

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      January 19, 2012 2:35 PM

      Looks like Call of Duty: Modern Zombie.

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      January 19, 2012 2:40 PM

      Is that Adam West's voice!? LOL How am I supposed to take this seriously!? ;)

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      January 19, 2012 2:49 PM

      Funny to see the 'vanquish'-style slide in there.

      Looks good, but it looks like there might be TOO much stuff going on...

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      January 19, 2012 2:50 PM

      Wow, I'm pretty surprised.. It looks very cinematic in an almost 'Uncharted' way, which is a good thing. Will keep my eyes on this

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        January 19, 2012 3:35 PM

        Yes and no. I don't want "cinematic in an Uncharted way" if it means not even being allowed to draw my weapon unless the game wants me to.

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      January 19, 2012 2:58 PM

      Wow and I just re-beat Resident Evil 4 just yesterday. Also, Yay! Ashley's back!! :D

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      January 19, 2012 3:24 PM

      OH YEAH

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      January 19, 2012 3:28 PM

      Gamestop gets promo shit 8 months out?

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      January 19, 2012 3:40 PM

      Aw, I was hoping they pony up some cash for some voice actors not actively on the development team.

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      January 19, 2012 4:43 PM

      Gears of Evil

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      January 19, 2012 5:50 PM

      MR PRESIDENT!!!!!

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      January 19, 2012 6:03 PM

      A return to Raccoon City's style/setting is just what this series needs.

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        January 19, 2012 7:15 PM

        yeah, I loved the old RE games cuz of that.
        Hell, even the outbreak series as crappy as the online was, the setting was just perfect.

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      January 19, 2012 7:17 PM

      i wonder if they are influenced by the movies?

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      January 19, 2012 8:02 PM

      I like the resident evil games, but their control schemes have always always always been complete and utter bullshit. You can't move when you're shooting? In a zombie game, where the whole idea is to move away from the slowly coming horde. Move, turn, pause, aim, shoot, move, turn, pause, aim, shoot. To use the inventory was just as terrible, especially in 5.

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      January 19, 2012 8:25 PM

      What is it!?

      I hope this is not... Chris' blood.

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      January 19, 2012 8:31 PM

      Fuck yeah

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      January 19, 2012 8:42 PM

      I still havent played 5. I didn't bother with any of the triple remakes of the original, but I loved 4.

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        January 20, 2012 5:25 AM

        Are you saying you haven't played the RE1 remake on GameCube? Because if not, you should fix that. It's the best RE game in the series' classic formula.

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          January 20, 2012 5:48 AM

          ^^^ The remake is superb, play it

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          January 20, 2012 9:03 AM

          I didn't, no. A friend started telling me about new chars getting introduced along with another virus or two and the whole story started to sound extremely convoluted and confusing, so I just kept with what I know. RE1(classic) through RE4 makes sense to me, in terms of story flow.

          Don't have access to my gamecube anymore, so I doubt I'll play the remake anytime soon.

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      January 19, 2012 8:57 PM

      FUCK YEAH LEON & REFIELD OH MY GOD MY MAN BONER IS OFF THE CHARTS

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      January 19, 2012 9:00 PM

      Resident Evil 6: President Zombie

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      January 19, 2012 10:33 PM

      I really miss the old Resident Evil titles. What ever happened to being scared shit less and feeling vulnerable instead of being a bad ass one man army? :[

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      January 20, 2012 4:54 AM

      More like Gears of Evil... I wish they would go back to subtle horror and not the brolove horror they have been.

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      January 20, 2012 8:50 AM

      HOLLY SHIT! That was a awesome trailer, I bet this will be the best RE yet, my monies is on it \m/

      [No PC version] you guys said initially got me scared glad the article has it changed :) there will be a PC version YES