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Report: Resident Evil 6 features 6 player online co-op, 8 player multiplayer

While Resident Evil 6 has only just been announced, eagle-eyed fans are scouring the Internet for any new bits of information they can find. Co-op will be returning--but it may be much more ambitious than what RE5 offered.

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While Resident Evil 6 has only just been announced, eagle-eyed fans are scouring the Internet for any new bits of information they can find. A product listing on Xbox.com confirms that co-op will be returning in Resident Evil 6--but it may be much more ambitious than what Resident Evil 5 offered. The "Features" section lists support for two player offline co-op, but another bullet point features six player online co-op.

In addition, it appears Resident Evil 6 will feature some other online multiplayer component, with support for up to eight players. Resident Evil 5 later offered a "Versus" mode via DLC, which allowed four players to go against each other in deathmatch combat.

The game's official Twitter (via Siliconera) also has a few additional tidbits about the game.

Apparently, Resident Evil 6 has been in development for two years--which makes sense given it's been about two years since the release of Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition. A demo is being promised, but it won't be available until closer to release.

The return of zombies for Resident Evil 6 also promises the return of "survival horror elements... mixed in with classic Resident Evil moments." So yes, you may be jumping atop of helicopters and sliding into cover... but it won't be entirely action-packed.

Resident Evil 6 will be available on Xbox 360 and PS3 in November; a PC version will follow afterwards.

Andrew Yoon was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    January 23, 2012 7:30 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Report: Resident Evil 6 features 6 player online co-op, 8 player multiplayer.

    While Resident Evil 6 has only just been announced, eagle-eyed fans are scouring the Internet for any new bits of information they can find. Co-op will be returning--but it may be much more ambitious than what RE5 offered.

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      January 23, 2012 7:33 AM

      Awesome, great news.

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      January 23, 2012 2:40 PM

      What little interest I had has dropped to zero.

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      January 23, 2012 2:42 PM

      That sounds awful. Did they miss why people loved RE4 so much and weren't as fond of RE5?

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        January 23, 2012 2:46 PM

        Speaking of RE4, how was the PC port?

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          January 23, 2012 2:49 PM

          God awful. Since RE4 Capcom has put out great PC ports but RE4 was one of the bad ones.

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        January 23, 2012 2:49 PM

        RE4 was great because of atmosphere which RE5 lacked.

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          January 23, 2012 4:51 PM

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            January 23, 2012 5:30 PM

            it's only tough when you're trying to do a scary SP and co-op game in one. Micromanaging your AI partner in RE5 cut down on the immersion.

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              January 23, 2012 5:34 PM

              ^^^^maybe some sort of squad based AI might actually be easier to stay immersed with if you don't have friends to play with. If they're all a little bit generic, as compared to Sheva in RE5, having to issue commands to them won't be as distracting.

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        January 23, 2012 4:57 PM

        RE5 was awesome. Me and buddy played it through on normal difficulty and then veteran, trying to get every trophy we could. Has a great time. Last Resident Evil game I played prior to this one was RE2. I wouldn't have even considered buying the next one without split screen coop.

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          January 23, 2012 5:08 PM

          I'd also love to see the sales figures comparing RE4 to RE5. I'm going to guess RE5 sold more.


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            January 23, 2012 5:35 PM

            Maybe, but due to RE4's popularity and the RE name in general. Of course, RE4 was one of the biggest names of the last generation AND available on four platforms, so it might have outsold 5. I know 5 did well review-wise, but many RE purists missed the survival horror atmosphere.

            I'll buy 6 regardless, but I don't expect it to look or play like an RE game

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        January 23, 2012 5:26 PM

        except that the co-op in 5 was where the game shined. only way to play it for the full fun.

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      January 23, 2012 5:12 PM

      I never finished RE5 because of the co-op. I only want to play a great single-player game and the sidekick AI...left something to be desired.

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