Resident Evil 6 has four-player co-op... sometimes

At a behind closed doors presentation at E3, Capcom revealed that RE6's three stories intersect at certain points, allowing gamers to experience four-player co-op in the zombie-infested sequel.

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Resident Evil 6 features three different co-op campaigns, each starring a different main character: Leon, Chris, and Jake. At a behind closed doors presentation at E3, Capcom revealed that these three stories intersect at certain points, allowing gamers to experience four-player co-op in the zombie-infested sequel.

The demo showed Leon and Helena meeting up with Jake and Shelley. After a tense encounter, they were ambushed by a hulking zombie called the Ustanak, which Hirabayashi noted was not related to the Nemesis strain of zombies. The four players then had to team up to contain the Ustanak.

Intersecting co-op will largely see two friends team up with two strangers that also happen to be playing online at the same time. The intersecting co-op storylines will also affect those in single-player. Anyone playing offline right before two stories join together will be prompted to connect online to potentially play with another person.

However, can four friends play at the same time? Hirabayashi explained that the friends would essentially have to reach that point of the story at the same time, meaning you'll have to coordinate your zombie-hunting schedules if you want to stumble upon each other's online games.

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    June 8, 2012 11:00 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Resident Evil 6 has four-player co-op... sometimes.

    At a behind closed doors presentation at E3, Capcom revealed that RE6's three stories intersect at certain points, allowing gamers to experience four-player co-op in the zombie-infested sequel.

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      June 8, 2012 11:31 AM

      That's a very interesting concept, four separate missions that can converge at certain points. I hope that it evolves to "hey, I need another player present to complete the puzzle" and they pull it off right, for example, you have a player locator indicator so you can go grab someone if you need to.

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        June 8, 2012 7:04 PM

        This could also backfire badly though - I'll do 3 player co-op games when we're all in the same room, on the same day, together. Is this kind of gameplay mentality going to trample on that and force one guy to play off on his own up until the "meet up" portion of the game?

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        June 8, 2012 7:11 PM

        This was something I wanted to see in MMO raids. Bring back the 40 mans, but the raid has to splinter off into smaller groups to help each other progress.