With the PS4 officially revealed and a potential Xbox announcement incoming, the next generation of consoles is almost upon us. This means we’ll have brand new games to look forward to — like Watch Dogs, Human Element, and Bungie’s Destiny — as well as a slew of sequels to franchises we’ve grown to love over the years. It seems like we’ve been inundated with sequels lately, and that includes the horror genre (Resident Evil 6, Dead Space 3, Silent Hill: Downpour, etc.). However, there are a few games that just need sequels. Here are six of them.
Capcom’s two experiments with a multiplayer-centric Resident Evil haven’t been terribly successful. The first Outbreak sold well, but the reviews weren’t all that great and its sequel sold half as well, essentially killing the series until Operation Raccoon City came along. Unfortunately, ORC doesn’t really share much with the Outbreak series outside of four-player co-op. Read on for what I’d like to see Capcom do with the next multiplayer Resident Evil, whether it ends up being the long-requested Outbreak File #3 or an Operation Raccoon City sequel.
While many of us are still reeling over the reveal of a squad-based Resident Evil there are some fans that aren’t too happy with Capcom right now. We’re not talking about a handful of angry gamers ranting in a forum hidden in some dark corner of the internet. This is an organized group of dedicated Resident Evil fans that have come together with a single goal: to get Capcom to reanimate the Outbreak series.
Their online petition highlights some of the things they’d like, but try as I might when I read it I can’t help but picture a group of people holding Mega Man hostage until Capcom accepts their demands. I’m definitely behind a third Outbreak so long as it’s multi-platform, and I can see remastered editions (a la the upcoming Revival Selection) of the original games doing well only if the tank-like controls are fixed. What do you think? Is Raccoon City enough for you or would you rather have an Outbreak File #3? READ MORE
Could we finally be getting a third game in the Outbreak series? No confirmation yet but the French issue of the Official PlayStation Magazine is using promo art from the original Resident Evil: Outbreak on their cover. I sincerely hope this is the case. As an example of good timing it just so happens that Resident Evil’s 15th anniversary is coming up on March 22nd and that would be a perfect time to unveil such a long anticipated sequel.
Back in November we reported on SOCOM developer Slant Six’s supposed involvement with a multiplayer centric Resident Evil game codenamed Resident Evil: Raccoon City. And in case you were wondering, the big bold text on the cover translates to Guaranteed Chills! So is a chilling new Outbreak game something you’d like to see or is this a series that shouldn’t get reanimated? READ MORE