Sumthing Else Music Works has released the official soundtrack to Capcom’s Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. You can download the album digitally here or through Amazon, iTunes, and other digital retailers. The soundtrack is also available at retail outlets.
Composed by Shusaku Uchiyama, who composed Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, the album has 75 (holy crap!) tracks of original music.
The Resident Evil franchise has sold over 47 million units worldwide and celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. You can read our review of the game here. READ MORE
If you still haven’t decided whether or not you should drop your hard-earned cash to get Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City then fear not, because Uncle Adam is here to soothe away your doubt. Now that all ten missions of the Spec Ops campaign have been released, I’ll be covering those in this review as well. Won’t you come with me on this adventure? I’ll be your HUNK if you’ll be my Party Girl. READ MORE
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. READ MORE
Whether or not you’re a fan of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, something they definitely got right was how the DLC was managed. The strategy of handing out bite-sized portions of action a few weeks apart to keep us playing the game with some extra weapons sprinkled on in case you’re looking to spice up your arsenal is a good one. The first Spec Ops mission was free and was followed by the first batch of paid missions a few short weeks later, and for those of us who wish to finish the Spec Ops story you can do so now with the final Spec Ops mission pack. The four-player co-op is where it’s at with this game (mainly because the Versus mode sucks) and it looks like they’re fully aware of this. Now if only Capcom could learn to stop charging players for multiplayer modes–you have to pay for the Nemesis mode in ORC, similarly to the Versus mode in RE5–because that cuts the available players when searching for a game by a lot. If you want to see how the Spec Ops campaign ends I suggest you make sure you have $10, or 800 Microsoft Party Girls available and go check it out. READ MORE
It looks like even a lukewarm reception hasn’t stopped Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City’s hordes of undead from infecting the Japanese audience, as the game has managed to sell 252,525 copies on the PS3 and 16,285 on the Xbox 360, which translates to over 80% of its shipment. It even managed to outsell the far superior Resident Evil: Revelations, that managed to shift 158,012 copies–an impressive number itself–during its first week on sale. Operation Raccoon City also managed to claim the number two spot on the UK charts after its first week, beating out Mass Effect 3 and Modern Warfare 3. That’s good news for fans, assuming it’s able to keep the momentum going for awhile. It’s not a great game, but it’s not terrible either. I know that’s really not a glowing recommendation, the best thing I can say about it is it’s good fun when you play it with a few friends. Just don’t play it alone. You deserve better than that. READ MORE
That first Spec Ops mission, which you can download for free right now, was just a small taste of what you can expect from the Spec Ops campaign. It’s an appetizer, if you will, and today we’re getting more of the main course. I finally got the chance to play Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City last weekend and while I definitely went in with some insanely low expectations, thanks in no small part to TJ’s pseudo-rant on the game, I actually had some fun with it. It’s not great, in fact, it’s a struggle for me to even call it a good game, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun with it. After beating the USS campaign I reluctantly decided to download and check out the lone Spec Ops mission, and I had more fun fighting Nemesis as the good guys than I did getting my ass kicked by Leon and Claire as the bad guys. Head past the break for more info! READ MORE
Welcome to the first post on the newly redesigned Dead Pixels. We were working on this new layout long before the movies, music, and comics sections got in on it. Really, what I’m getting at is TJ and I are trendsetters. But enough about us, let’s talk about Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. The game’s first DLC is just around the corner, and it brings with it seven brand spanking new missions for the US Spec Ops squad. Look for this free DLC on April 10th for the Xbox 360 and PS3. I also suggest you mosey on over to the trailer and batch of screenshots I have waiting patiently for you past the break. READ MORE
It’s no secret Operation Raccoon City has its fair share of issues. The game sits comfortably at a 53 on Metacritic — just a few points higher than The Duke’s latest outing I might add — and now developer Slant Six has confronted their game’s lukewarm reception in an interview with Eurogamer.
Eurogamer had the chance to speak with studio producer Mike Kerr, who said the company would’ve liked to see higher scores (wouldn’t we all?) he’s confident they created the game Capcom asked them to, and he’s satisfied with the fan response. Head past the break for more of the interview. READ MORE
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City really isn’t the type of game you should tackle alone. It was built with four-player co-op in mind, and even if you’re insanely good at shooters — and I’m sure you are, you talented minx — the AI is entirely uncommitted to helping the team survive the many encounters with enemy soldiers, the undead, and various B.O.W.’s that like to stand between you and your goal. Something else you should know about this game is it’s glitchy as fuck.
Need an example? How about the video that’s waiting patiently for you beyond the break? It’s just one of the many examples of just how incredibly unpolished this game is. Fortunately, this glitch is more amusing than it is annoying. Check it out after the jump. READ MORE
In case you were unaware, both the Silent Hill HD Collection and Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City released today. The latter takes us back to the city where it all began, and even brings back some familiar faces, including Leon Kennedy and Ada Wong. If that isn’t enough to get you cover you in a thick, warm blanket of excitement, the fact that you can play as the bad guys should.
So far the reviews have been mixed, with critics praising the team-based multiplayer, visuals, and action, while criticizing the numerous technical issues and story. If you’re looking for a little extra motivation to give this game a try, head past the break for a pretty badass launch trailer! READ MORE
It looks like the first DLC for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, due later this month, will be free of charge. It’s an all-new mission for the Spec Ops mode where you enter Raccoon City as a member of the Spec Ops team. Your team’s goal is to find the source of the virus that decimated Raccoon City, but that’s going to be difficult with the U.S.S., B.O.W.’s, and hordes of the undead all standing between you and your team’s goals.
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City releases on March 20 for the PS3 and Xbox 360. The PC version will follow on May 18. READ MORE
Not sure if Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is going to be violent enough for you? Is there a quota of crushed skulls, severed limbs, and headsplosions that all games must meet before you’re willing to spend your hard-earned cash on it? Well, if this trailer doesn’t show enough of all of the above, then you sir or madam, are very hard to please.
I’m liking all the melee moves you can unleash upon your unsuspecting enemies, human or otherwise. Operation Raccoon City releases for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on March 20. Head past the break for the new trailer. READ MORE
While most preorder bonuses usually include things like unlockable weapons and character skins, like a badass costume inspired by Ash from Evil Dead for example, Capcom’s offering a very different incentive to preorder the upcoming Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. The first 1,000 people to preorder the game at the Capcom store will receive an extremely display-worthy sign. Check it out below.
Damn, that would look incredible on my wall. I’m sure you recognize it — it’s a replica of the Welcome to Raccoon City sign that greets people as they enter the last city they’ll see before they’re eaten alive. The sign itself is 18″ x 10″, made of metal, and comes free with your purchase of the game. If you’d like to be one of the lucky few to own one, I suggest preordering this Operation Raccoon City right away. READ MORE
Yesterday we got familiar with the soldiers in Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, and in this newly released gameplay video we get a look at another character in the game: Nemesis. That’s right, he’s back and sporting that nifty forearm-mounted rail gun from Resident Evil: Apocalypse. I would’ve preferred the RE3 Nemesis, complete with tentacle arms, but I’m a known supporter of more tentacle action in video games, so I could be a little bias.
Head past the break for the video, and tell me what you think? Are you looking forward to getting all up in Nemesis’ nasty grill when Operation Raccoon City releases on the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on March 20? READ MORE
Capcom released a new trailer for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, a game I can now say is coming next month. This video’s a little different from the previous one because it focuses more on the various members of the US Spec Ops and USS (Umbrella Security Service) teams, and their abilities. There are some powers shown off in the trailer, and after watching through it I’ve decided I’ll be playing as Party Girl. Why? Because I like to party.
Operation Raccoon City releases on February 20, for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. Head past the break to check out the new trailer, and after you’ve watched it I’d very much like to know who you’ll be playing as. READ MORE
Resident Evil 6 might be the thing that’s on everyone’s mind right now, but that doesn’t mean we should forget about the second Resident Evil due to be released this year, Operation Raccoon City. If the recent cinematic trailer is anything to go by, this game looks pretty intense. You want to know what’s also really intense? Try going out of your way for a particularly tough cheevo, for starters. It took me awhile before I started caring about my gamerscore, but now it’s a symbol of my nerd cred, my mad gamer skills, and a symbol of my complete lack of a social life.
With that said, I like cheevos, and I’m bound to try and catch ‘em all when Operation Raccoon City releases on March 20 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. Head past the jump for a full list! READ MORE
If you haven’t yet made up your mind as to whether or not you’re going to get Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City when it releases in March, this trailer might be enough to throw you onto the ‘fuck yes’ side of the fence. It’s gorgeous, full of action, and pits the Umbrella Security Service (USS) against the US Spec Ops. Throw in some zombies, an occasional licker, and the terrifying hulking behemoth that is the Tyrant, and you have yourself a real Raccoon City party.
Head past the jump to check out the long new trailer — I suggest popping a bag of popcorn beforehand because it’s just that good.READ MORE
If OXM’s brief look at Operation Raccoon City yesterday wasn’t enough, I have a few more minutes of gameplay, courtesy of GameSpot. The site recently held a tournament where fans could check out the game and go home with fabulous prizes (yes, I’m a little bitter I wasn’t there), and from that event we have about four minutes of brutal, bloody gameplay.
In the video, which you can find after the jump, we get our first glimpse of William Birkin, one of Umbrella’s top scientists before he got infected by the G-Virus he also discovered. He’s pretty ugly, but that makes him all the easier to put down. I mean, come on, who wants to kill a pretty monster? READ MORE
2011 seems like ages ago, its memory undoubtedly faded by heavy drinking over New Years. One of the many, many games that are preparing to come out in what could very possibly be a fantastic year for horror is Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. Last year started with a bang, giving us Dead Space 2, and this year is looking equally as great with two Resident Evil games coming out in the first quarter of the year.
Next month the 3DS will get Resident Evil: Revelations (Feb 7), with Operation Raccoon City releasing the following month on March 20. Head past the break for more details! READ MORE
We prematurely evaluatedOperation Raccoon City back in April and decided it had promise. I placed the game right above Doom 3 in how I thought it’d turn out when it releases later this year but after seeing some gameplay at E3 and the 30+ minutes you can watch below, I’m starting to have some serious doubts. My issue is that this game just doesn’t look like much fun. But before I get into that you should watch the below video.
Back? Good. When this game was first unveiled I was pretty damn exciting. It looked like a return to the series’ roots, with the Raccoon City setting, return of the zombies, and a darker story. But really, I just haven’t been able to warm up to the characters that are either too generic, like Beltway the bulky explosives expert, or border on the comical, like Bertha, the team’s resident dominatrix. Head past the break for over thirty more minutes of gameplay and to hear me rant a little longer. READ MORE
Thought you weren’t going to hear any more about Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City? If you answered yes than you were DEAD WRONG, and that’s the worst type of wrong. That’s like, oops, I forgot to mail Adam an iPad wrong, but lucky for you, I’m here to set things right. And oh my, are these screenshots pretty. If the couple minutes of gameplay from earlier today wasn’t enough to satiate your lust for all things Resident Evil, a couple dozen screenshots should do the trick.
This game is looking rather good, it actually looks like an Outbreak game made in 2011, which is basically what it is (minus the awful controls and craptastic multiplayer, of course). Head past the break to gorge your eyes on some hot, hot pics, just make sure you’re alone and your door is locked. You wouldn’t want to share these with anyone, would you?READ MORE
Fresh from E3 today Capcom revealed some new gameplay for the highly anticipated Outbreak style spinoff, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. The jump in quality not just in the visuals but the amount of detail in the environments set in the crumbling Raccoon City since we last saw the game in action is obvious. The best thing about these videos is they give us a much better taste of what to expect when we’re playing the game; it’s over the shoulder, the melee combat is nice and violent, and the cover system seems well implemented (though there’s only so much you can glean without playing it hands-on).
That was Bertha, the USS’ resident dominatrix, in action, and after the jump you’ll find a bunch more details on the game as well as another gameplay video (spoiler: it has lickers!) READ MORE
It would seem Capcom just can’t seem to keep their trailers for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City contained (the game’s debut also leaked online the day before it was supposed to). Now the game’s E3 premier has been posted on a gaming site from across the pond, and while the trailer is entirely CG – sorry folks, no gameplay here, it’s action-packed and showcases the strengths of each the USS’s four members.
Hopefully we’ll be seeing more of the game in action, rather than one CG trailer after another. Sure, they look good, but we’ve only had a brief taste of how it’s shaping up so far and I’d really like to see more. READ MORE