Leon and Chris Join Forces in Resident Evil 6

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Typically, when a game is first announced we get a teaser video and a vague outline with very few details. That’s not the case with Resident Evil 6.

Yes siree, Capcom pulled the curtain back on Resident Evil 6 today, putting out a 3-minute-plus trailer showing actual gameplay footage (along with plenty of cutscenes) and revealing early details that should have fans foaming at the mouth. Namely the fact that Chris Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy will be teaming up as co-stars for the first time in the series.

Oh yeah, there’s an official launch date too. RE6 is due out for PS3 and Xbox 360 this year on November 20th, with a PC version to follow. Between this, Operation Raccoon City, and Revelations on the 3DS, 2012 is shaping up to be the year of Resident Evil resurgence.

The complete debut trailer is embedded below and demands your immediate and undivided attention. Underneath that you can find the first story and gameplay details, per Capcom’s press release, and a piece of teaser artwork.

It has been ten years since the Raccoon City incident and the President of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what took place in the belief that it will curb the current resurgence in bioterrorist activity. Due to be by the President’s side is his personal friend and Raccoon City survivor, Leon S. Kennedy, but when the venue suffers a bioterrorist attack, Leon is forced to face a President transformed beyond recognition and make his hardest ever decision. At the same time, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member Chris Redfield arrives in China, itself under threat of a bioterrorist attack. With no country safe from these attacks and the ensuing outbreaks, the entire world’s population is united by a common fear that there is no hope left.

In a first for the franchise, Resident Evil 6 sees series favorites Leon and Chris come together to face this unprecedented threat. They will be joined by new characters, each with their own unique perspective and involvement, in this relentless dramatic horror experience enacted on a global scale.

“Resident Evil 6 represents a giant stride forward in the evolution of the series,” commented Katsuhiko Ichii, Head of R&D and Global Marketing. “The development team, led by Hiroyuki Kobayashi, is working tirelessly to deliver the most impressive Resident Evil® title ever both in terms of scope and production values. We are all genuinely excited by the title and cannot wait to share it with the world.”

Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Resident Evil 6 Executive Producer added: “From the outset the team’s intention was to create an experience that delivers a gripping storyline, tense single-player and co-op action all set against a constant theme of horror. We are calling this fusion dramatic horror and are confident it will resonate with both existing fans of the series as well as newcomers.”

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