Undead creatures swarm, bullets fly, and petrol stations explode in this action-packed first look at Slant Six Games' Resident Evil: Operation Umbrella City.
It could be the fastest-paced Resident Evil game ever. Retelling the story of Resident Evil 2 and 3 from the perspective of an Umbrella Corporation clean-up squad is not only a genius move, it also allows for a degree of combat previous entries in the series haven't allowed for. Slow and steady does not win the race in Operation Raccoon City. Dodging, weaving, shooting, and stomping seem to be the order of the day.
It's hard not to compare the action I'm seeing with Valve's Left 4 Dead. It's got four-player co-op, a team of characters each with their own personalities and motivations, and hordes of bizarre mutant creatures to mow down.
Hopefully the inclusion of US military forces as opponents on top of the infected creatures will mix things up.
As well as the ability to make sure Leon never makes it to Resident Evil 4.
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is due out this winter for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.