Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

We finally have new official information on the next major Resident Evil game for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. I have dissected the news and can confirm that it sounds quite promising despite it being developed by a western developer.

I’ll skip the unnecessary introductions and history lessons and present the major features/changes/whatever you want to call it:

  • It will be a team-based shooter. (Four players)
  • Dark and serious story.
  • You will be working for Umbrella Corporation under the Umbrella Security Services, with the goal to kill off all evidence from the T-Virus, including survivors.
  • Characters include: Betlway, Bertha, Vector, and Spectre.
  • Opposing faction: US Spec Ops.
  • New smarter zombies: they can smell and hear you now.
  • Zombies will be able to be used as meat shields for protection.
  • You will have the option to change the history of Raccoon City.
  • Familiar zones will be seen.
  • Players will earn experience points and level up for unlocks and bonuses.

Pow-wow! That is a lot of juicy information right there coming from no other source than OXM. So you know it’s credible and I must say that I am both disappointed and very excited at the same time. Obviously this game will most likely not feel like an Resident Evil game, but it will be in the RE universe with RE characters, story, and conflicts. You will have the chance to change the outcome by either killing Leon or letting him live, depending whether you are Spec Ops or USS. Quite interesting and exciting.

Also this game has potential to be a great multiplayer game by allowing for team battles online like no other Resident Evil game has ever allowed for before. Sure, Resident Evil 5 had multiplayer, but it was not that good. This time I think it might actually be enjoyable and interesting fashion like maybe Call of Duty or Halo.

Apparently there is even more information to be read in the OXM magazine so be sure to pick that baby up if you are a fan of Resident Evil like me. It will most certainly be an interesting read and a very interesting change of game pace for the series. I gave Resident Evil 5 the highest possible score on my review scale, will Operation Raccoon City be as good?

Raccoon City is the host once again for the next Resident Evil game.


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