Resident Evil: Raccoon City confirmed

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    First details have emerged of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, the much rumoured franchise spin-off from SOCOM developer Slant Six.

    According to Official Xbox Magazine's imminent scoop, kindly summarised by StickSkills, it's a team based shooter set in the Resident Evil 2 era that sees up to four players cast in one of three factions.

    As a member of the Umbrella Security Services Squad you'll have to scour Raccoon City destroying evidence, head-shotting zombies and brutally sweeping T-Virus survivors under the proverbial rug.

    There are also two other teams to choose from, which Capcom apparently insists constitutes a "three-corner conflict". As well as the Umbrella death squad, US Special Ops are also on the scene, as are "bio-organic weapon monsters" created by Umbrella.

    The Umbrella team is made up of four new characters: Vector, Beltway, Bertha, and Spectre, and the game will play out slightly differently depending on who you choose. Various familiar faces are due to pop up along the way, including Leon Kennedy.

    You'll earn XP as you progress, which allows you to earn new abilities, such as Vector's cloaking skill, and weapons.

    It sounds like it's set to be a more gun-ho Resi than we're accustomed to, with ammo management not playing such an important role. "It's not fair to give people big guns, then take all the ammo away," reads a quote from the OXM piece.

    Apparently the game is due out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the Autumn.

    Expect a shedload more information when Capcom officially takes the wraps of the game, possibly at its annual Captivate event early next month.

    Looks like it's set to be a busy year for Resident Evil fans. That's two HD catalogue remakes, two 3DS titles and now this all on the release slate.
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    Sounds like fun.
     
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    So, rather than give fans what they've been begging for -- a return to the series' roots and something that is actually scary -- they find another vehicle for driving away fans. [​IMG]
     
  3. Ikki

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    This is a fucking suicide.
     
  4. _Chaz_

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    I read the title of the thread and said "YESSSSS!"
    Of course, I was hoping the wording was wrong. I thought it was going to be a remake of Resident Evil 2 with multiplayer support.

    After reading the post, I said "NOOOOOOOOOOO!"
    I then saw that it was going to be a team based shooter. The wording had indeed been correct.


    I have nothing more to say other than "Why Capcom? Why?"
     
  5. cwstjdenobs

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    This make me a sad panda [​IMG]
     
  6. twiztidsinz

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    That's the Status Quo of the industry: http://www.chronocompendium.com/Forums/ind...hp?topic=7396.0
     
  7. SPH73

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    I don't need to say anything else.
     
  8. ganons

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    Which 2 HD remakes?
     
  9. Guild McCommunist
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    Well this isn't the HD remake, it's a completely new game, but the HD remakes are for Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica.
     
  10. Oveneise

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    Yuck. Thats all I have to say.

    I'm actually playing through Resident Evil 2 on my Nintendo 64, but I got stuck at the part with the Licker on the third floor of the police station! Low health, and no bullets! [​IMG]

    Anyways, it seems survival horror games as of late have become dumbed down and inferior to games of the past. Beat the first 2 Silent Hill games in the past few months, but since Team Silent left, the series has become... bleh.
     
  11. Joktan

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    I am getting code veronica when it comes out and most likly this also...i already ahve re 4 on my wii so i dont think i need to pay for it again...but i hope this game is good.
     
  12. Scott-105

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    This game sounds cool. I might pick it up when it comes out.
     
  13. Hadrian

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    Wouldn't they save that for RE: 6 instead of a spin off?

    I don't mind this, I'd rather it be a remake of the second game with RE4 controls but its not like RE spin offs are bad apart from the Gun Survivor games.
     
  14. Nujui

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    The only resident evil games I remember playing was R4 and some of 2. I may get this when it's released.
     
  15. MEGAMANTROTSKY

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    The multiplayer feature makes this seem very similar to Resident Evil: Outbreak for the PS2.
     
  16. Nujui

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    Oh god I remember playing that. I didn't really like it that much.
     
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    Awaiting giant facepalm.
     
  18. Vulpes Abnocto

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    Playing a shooter as an Umbrella Operative?
    This is relevant to my fucking interests! [​IMG]