Published on December 15th, 2011 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Character Screens and “Heroes Mode” Trailer
After all of these years, Resident Evil still has the ability to keep players intrigued with the promise of “…explicit violence and gore.” It also has had the ability to scare the living jeepers out of us and brought the genre of survival horror to new light. Now, Capcom continues to pit us right in the midst of a viral infection and promises to give us a team of heroes, or foes, in order to survive zombie apocalypse.
In Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, players must survive with team based gameplay and make it to clear the city of bio hazards. Sounds like a piece of cake, right? Well, nothing in the ‘Resident Evil franchise has ever been as easy as it sounds. “Oh, I just need to find the key card in order to access this door. Sounds easy enough, heh.” Ten restarts from a save file later and we’re back in business.
Players will also notice that there is quite the selection of characters from past and present franchise titles. We see classic character favorites such as Claire Redfield, Leon S. Kennedy, and Hunk–but new faces as well. Lone Wolf makes a debut in Operation Raccoon City and provides a unique flame-to-the-game. These characters are great and all, but it seems like someone is missing. Where’s Tofu?
Alongside the various characters, there are also plenty of enemies to counterbalance the heroic force. Zombies, Lickers, and Tyrants fill the city. Don’t worry; the Nemesis is also hiding around one of those dark corners that you are anxiously debating on turning. Other enemies such as the mutated dogs and Hunters are also lurking around these dark alleys and streets. But, keep exploring Raccoon City and you will be rewarded with intel and evidence regarding the use of the experimental G-Virus.
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City was very present at E3 2011. There was a long line of patient players, and some grouchy from the dew of nerd sweat, just waiting to get their hands on the co-op play on stage. Even from the early build, the game was looking pretty darn good on screen. The action kept coming–and so did the enemy hoards. It did however showcase the team interaction very well and the darkness of Raccoon City looked nothing short of that grade-A Capcom quality, which was pulled off well by Slanted Six Games.
The game is slated for release on March 20th, 2012 on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.
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