Resident Evil 6 Details Revealed
With all the hype surrounding Resident Evil 6′s shiny new trailer, I had a feeling it would only be a matter of time before Capcom couldn’t hold their mouths shut for long, as they have eagerly graced us with a few interesting details that should hopefully explain a few things.
While it has already been revealed that Chris Redfield heads to China during the course of the game, we can now confirm that the main location in China and setting of the game will be a coastal town called Lanshiang. There have also been many questions about the time frame in which RE 6 takes place in, it can be confirmed that it is sometime in 2013.
Leon S. Kennedy: Following the Raccoon City incident Leon was recruited as a US government agent by none other than Adam Benford, who would later become the President of the United States. Ever since the nightmare that was Raccoon City Leon has made it his life’s work to eradicate bioterrorism.
Helena Harper: Like Leon, she is also a government agent, but was in the process of transferring to the Secret Service to become one of the President’s personal bodyguards. In the announcement trailer it is Helena who admits to Leon that she is the one responsible for this incident.
Chris Redfield: An ex-S.T.A.R.S member who continued the fight against bioterrorism as the leader of the BSAA underwent a personal trauma some six months prior to the events depicted in RE6. In spite of this he has rejoined his BSAA colleagues in China to uncover a major bioterrorist attack.
The mysterious third protagonist: We’re still trying to track down his real identity but we do know this man is a mercenary currently engaged in a bloody conflict in Eastern Europe where reports confirm that B.O.W.s are increasingly being used. One day, he’s told that he is the man to save the world. Whilst he doesn’t understand the implications of this, he does immediately think how much money he can make from it.
Ingrid Hunnigan: A member of Field Operations Support (FOS), Ingrid has been working with Leon for a long time, and they share a mutual trust.
Adam Benford: President of the United States and the man who hired Leon after the Raccoon City incident.
Zombies: It seems they are back with avengeance as they will now run and jump at you, and even use weapons making them a little more formidable from those encountered in previous games.
J’avo: Named by the BSAA after the Serbian word for ‘demon’, the first J’avo made an appearance in the conflict zone of Eastern Europe about six months before the action of Resident Evil 6. The J’avo still exhibit certain human elements – such as the ability to understand speech, work together as a group and use weapons – but they are also incredibly aggressive and a number of their actions have regressed to pure instinct. When a J’avo takes damage it has the ability to regenerate itself. However if it is receives major damage then it will mutate that affected body part into a number of varied forms, meaning players will have to rethink their strategy and adapt to this unpredictability.
Surprisingly Resident Evil 6 will feature an evolved control system, unlike any before it, allowing players to shoot whilst moving; sliding; rolling in any direction and to take cover along with the addition of an enhanced melee attack. While RE fans may not be so happy about this, I personally think its a step in the right direction for Capcom and the series as pushing old traditions aside and making way for new and innovative technology is a tried and tested method that always brings good results.