Join Umbrella Corporation In Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

Join Umbrella Corporation In Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

Slip into the uniform of a member of a crack Umbrella Security Services squad member tasked with cleaning up both the zombies and the survivors of the original T-virus outbreak in Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, a new title on the way from former SOCOM developer Slant Six Games.

Back in November of last year, a leaked document forwarded to Kotaku suggested that Slant Six Games of SOCOM: Confrontation fame had been tapped by Capcom to take the Resident Evil franchise in an entirely new direction. Now the latest issue of the Official Xbox Magazine confirms those suggestions, and Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is heading to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this (northern) winter.

Considering Slant Six’s pedigree, the story of Operation Raccoon City makes perfect sense. Rather than one character against a horde of mutated zombies, players will become a member of the Umbrella Security Services. Their job? Contain the zombie outbreak; eliminate any survivors. It’s a very dark game, giving fans of the series a fresh perspective on the events that occurred in Resident Evil 2 and 3.

The USS team will consist of Vector, Beltway, Bertha and Spectre, with each character having a specific part to play in the narrative.

The USS forces will also find themselves at odds with the US Special Forces, creating three-point battles between military groups and the infected hordes.

While gamers don’t have to be familiar with the series to play Operation Raccoon City, those that are will visit familiar places, see some familiar faces, and possibly even change the future of the Resident Evil series by shooting those familiar faces until they stop moving. It seems Capcom is letting Slant Six run loose with game canon, and characters like Leon Kennedy are not guaranteed to survive the experience.

Hit up the link below to read more features of the upcoming game, or pick up the May issue of the Official Xbox Magazine for the full report.



  • Honestly..

    No comment on this one. I can put up w/ RE being an action game. I even enjoyed it as an on rails on Chronciles. But turning it into a tactical-squad game AND messing w/ the established canon storyline (which is already convuluted as hell even w/ Chronicles attempts to bridge the different RE’s)

    Well at least if RE4 and 5 didn’t get the point across this one should pretty much say it RE as Survival Horror is dead =D

    • Fergot to add this little nugget from the quotes on the game –

      “‘I’d wish I had a big gun’, that’s what this game is. It’s not fair to give people big guns, then take all the ammo away.””

      Good-bye RE… i knew you well! =3

  • From the headline I was thinking some facebook tie in game. Thankfully not the case. Now back to Dragon Age Legends and Project Legacy ><

  • Yes, Yes!, YES! Back to the old school shuffling zombies! THANK YOU! I hate those parasite zombie things in the new games (even though 4 is a masterpiece). This sounds like it could be an awesome game.

  • I hope they get there timelines/events correct this time.

    So many of these revisit games don’t make any sense because of ignoring events or location in the old games.

    New consumers might not notice but us old school (try hard) fans get insulted everytime!

    • You should read the actual article itself about the small snippets of info. If you think plot holes and time lining was an issue from the previous games then this game might probably send you in fits of rages =P

      Seeing as their planning to practically “change history” depending on which “faction” your joining xD

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