It was recently announced that Canadian game developer, Slant Six (The team behind SOCOM) and Capcom will be releasing a new installment in the ‘Resident Evil’ saga called ‘Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City’. Unlike in previous RE games, Operation Raccoon City will let gamers play an elite division of Umbrella Security Services whos main task is to clean up any messes that the Umbrella Corporation may cause in Raccoon City. The game will be set in September 1998, when the T-virus outbreak first happened and will take place during the events of Resident Evil 2 and 3. Think of it as playing the same story but from the baddie’s point of view. RE:ORC will feature a four player co-op mode (that I’m excited about) that will let your team take on the undead and also an opposing US Special Ops team that were sent by the US government to expose the Umbrella Corp. That sounds pretty cool! Due to the fact that RE:ORC will take place during RE2 and RE3, a rookie police officer by the name of Leon Kennedy will be popping in here and there.
If everything stays on track, you can expect ‘Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City’ to be out for XBox 360, Playstation 3, and PC at the end of this year. Hit the jump and check out a small glimpse into the crew of “Operation Raccoon City”