Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is in development for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, with the planned winter release date, Capcom has announced.
Operation Raccoon City is a collaboration between Capcom and Vancouver-based studio Slant 6 Games.
We’re promised a third-person team-based shooter experience set within the Resident Evil universe and a reinterpretation of the events depicted in Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3.
It is September 1998 and the action centres once more on the ill-fated Raccoon City and the horrific consequences of the deadly T-virus outbreak from the Umbrella facility. With a cover up required, Umbrella orders an elite team into Raccoon City to destroy all evidence of the outbreak and eliminate any survivors. Hearing of this plan, the US Government dispatches its own special forces to uncover any evidence that exposes the cause of the viral infection and Umbrella’s actions. Players take on the role of an Umbrella Security Services soldier (U.S.S.), competing alone or in four-player co-op in a battle against all the competing forces at play in Raccoon City.
Zombies and Bio-Organic Weapons (B.O.W’s) add to the mix as players not only compete against an opposing squad but also tackle this third unpredictable element.
Expect the return of original Resident Evil enemies, iconic landmarks such as the Raccoon City Police Department and fan favourite characters, including Leon S. Kennedy, who as a rookie police officer in Raccoon City is on your hit list to eliminate.
Don’t expect everything to play out as you remember it either, with players experiencing a retelling of classic moments from Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3.
In addition, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City will feature a number of competitive online multiplayer modes. Each mode promises a unique gaming experience thanks to the three-way combat between the Umbrella Security Service, US Special Ops and threat of zombies and B.O.W’s.