For the unaware, Capcom’s annual festival of all things, well, Capcom, is going on right this very minute. This means there’s going to be a lot of zombie related headlines as Dead Rising 2 and the multiple Resident Evil titles take over the headlines. One of our most anticipated games of 2011 is the recently unveiled Operation Raccoon City, a game we’re pretty sure is going to rock.
In case you’re still not completely sold on the game I suggest you check out this brand new batch of screenshots. Take these with a grain of salt since the game is still quite a ways off that means there’s ample time left to polish up the visuals a bit. Instead I suggest staring at the screens while fantasizing about ridding Raccoon City of pesky zombies and innocent civilians. We won’t know for sure if this is a worthy successor to the Outbreak series until the game releases sometime this winter, but so far it’s looking pretty damn good. READ MORE
Last month was all about Silent Hill: Downpour, but now that Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City has finally been unveiled, it’d be remiss of us to not talk about whether we think it’s going to fail horribly or not. The good thing TJ and I seem to be in agreement that the game definitely won’t be Capcom’s next Bionic Commando, Lost Planet 2 or Dark Void.
Operation Raccoon City is a game we’ve been expecting for some time now. In a way it’s a followup to the short-lived Outbreak spinoff series but it also marks a return to what made Resident Evil great in the first place. Zombies, and lots of ‘em. It will still be more action centric than the original games (think every game before Raccoon City was obliterated taking our precious undead with it). Head past the jump to join in on this roller-coaster ride of personal opinion and premature judgement. READ MORE
One of the grandaddies of horror, the Resident Evil series, has just turned 15. In this ultra-competitive industry dominated by Call of Duty and Farmville, it’s tough for a game or series of games to sell a million plus units, much less 40 million. It’s hard to argue that Resident Evil isn’t the biggest horror series out there and with two games coming to the Nintendo 3DS (Revelations and The Mercenaries 3D) as well as two more games on the way to the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC (the Revival Selection and Operation Raccoon City) this is a mighty fine time to celebrate the past, present and future of the series. Wow, did I just sound like a press release? Yes, I think I did. I’ll be quiet so you can better focus on the video below.
Alone it’s a pretty exciting watch but it’s made infinitely more amazing with DC Douglas (Albert Wesker) narrating it. Head past the break to get an idea of when we can expect these four games to release. They’re not actual release dates, more rough estimates really, but this is the best I can do right now. READ MORE
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
This has been a good week to Resident Evil fans, and I’m happy to say it just keeps getting better. Usually a game’s first teaser shows little to no gameplay but this debut teaser for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City shows quite a bit of it. We get to see a healthy dose of zombie slaying, curb-stomping and a possible Tyrant BOW. The new music, assuming it’s a taste of what we can expect from the full game, is also decidedly Resident Evil.
What we know about the game has been unveiled in a few hearty portions over the last couple weeks. We know it’ll be out this Winter for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, and we also know it will mark the glorious return to the atmosphere of the original Resident Evil games. Head past the break to see the game in action.
I’ll admit I was expecting an undefined 2012 release for the newly unveiled Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. but it would seem Capcom really wants to get as much new Resident Evil action out this year as they can. We already have The Mercenaries 3D coming out for the 3DS this summer (in Japan at least) as well as Revelations for the same platform. On top of all that there’s the Revival Selection bundle and now this. I think it’s safe to say 2011 is a damn fine year to be a Resident Evil fan.
We also know the game will be available on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Head past the break for a look at some of the characters you can expect to kick zombie ass with, including a Dominatrix and a dude with a helmet that has bizarre, bug-like eyes. READ MORE