Capcom's latest Resident Evil game is going to be a tactical shooter made by the studio behind Sony's latest SOCOM titles.
Capcom's got a lot of Resident Evil games in the oven right now, including a couple of HD remakes and some new 3DS titles. Now, however, it (supposedly) turns out that there are even plans for a new Resident Evil title that will be developed by Slant Six Games, the studio behind the latest SOCOM games. The most surprising news, though, is that the game sounds like it's going to be much more of a run-and-gun event than previous entries in the series have been.
The game is going to be set during the events of Resident Evil 2 and will allow up to four players to work for one of three factions. The big reveal was that players could work for Umbrella, sweeping through Raccoon City as part of a security team that's been charged with hiding evidence of the T-Virus outbreak (this means killing a lot of zombies and, presumably, using survivors as human shields). Aside from the Umbrella team, players will be able to as part of a US Special Ops team, and there will be an option to play as a "bio-organic weapon monster" created by Umbrella, too.
Capcom has revealed the following information about the Umbrella security team:
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.
The other factions have yet to really be detailed, but the game certainly sounds like it'll be a blast. The game is apparently going to be released sometime this Fall for both the PS3 and the 360. Expect more details next month when Capcom holds its annual Captivate event. Official Xbox Magazine is supposedly going to feature the game as its next big cover story, too, and a lot more information is reportedly going to be unveiled then.
Author's Note: This image isn't from Raccoon City, as no new artwork has been released. This screen is from Resident Evil: Revelations.