First Look At Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

By Spencer . March 30, 2011 . 9:38am

Capcom and SOCOM series developer Slant 6 Games are working on a new Resident Evil game. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City takes place after the T-virus outbreak. You, an Umbrella Security Services soldier, are sent in to clean up the mess. This teaser trailer has a glimpse of gameplay and Operation Raccoon City isn’t another survivor horror game. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is a team based shooter.



While Leon Kennedy appears at the end of the video, he isn’t an ally. As a rookie Raccoon City police officer, he’s a target along with swarms of zombies and Bio-Organic Weapons.


Resident Evil: Raccoon City is slated for release this winter on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

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  • HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH my fear has been confirmed this game, a team based shooter HAHAHAHAHA God kill me now *sobs* this just utterly disgusts me..

    • I think a team-based shooter can have potential as a survival-horror game but this is so clearly not a survival horror game – looks like just another horror-themed shooter like Left 4 Dead, all horror on the outside, no horror on the inside.

      For a best case scenario it has the depth of a good tactical team based shooter like Rainbow Six or SWAT 4 but even that’s probably too much to ask for, feeling pretty pessimistic right now.

      • HPN

        I’m also hoping that the gameplay turns out to be more like R6 or Ghost Recon. I also hope there is a solid single player campaign, but that might be asking to much. How ever Resi:ORC turns out I can’t wait to play it.

      • …But it is a survival horror game. Just not a scary looking one.

        @Reidar well Slant Six games, who are co-developing with Capcom – did make the Socom games. Also when Capcom made a multiplayer experience using traditional RE gameplay the results were awful.

    • Testsubject909

      Hmm… Knowing quite well how not scary Resident Evil 5 was…

      … Hmm… Thankfully I was never very attached to RE, since it wasn’t one of my earlier games when I had a PS1 (horror was never a genre I enjoyed back then), I can’t exactly feel your pain quite as deeply, though it’s never a good thing to see a classic shift so far away from it’s origins. To turn from a horror survival game into a party action game.

      • Resident Evil lost the ability to instill fear once it gave players easy controls. Nemesis was the last “scary” Resident Evil game. And that was mainly just due to the shock factor of Nemesis popping up out of nowhere hissing “stars”.

    • Uh, it was said to be a team based shooter for a long time now.

  • nyobzoo

    to me it looked like Socom with zombies

  • What the HEEEEEEEELLL?!

  • Eddie

    I’m interested in the game, however I’m just gonna say that that trailer was kind of iffy.

  • katamari

    Really can’t see this game adding anything worthwile to the Resident Evil franchise. It looks pretty unoriginal. Looks more like Capcom wants some easy money.

  • Leon was the best aspect of the trailer. Otherwise I will hold any other comments when more gameplay details and video is revealed.

  • Totally lost faith in this property, can only hope that Mikami’s next game will do to Resident Evil what Kamiya did to Devil May Cry with Bayonetta

  • I saw Mr. X. I’m sold. Release date when?

    • I saw Mr X twice! The game looks promising, hopefully should turn out fun :)

  • this one isn’t called resident evil 6 so i don’t mind it being completely different from the old games…. i look forward to play cooperation mode and bring down what it seems nemesis although on other sources it says that there is tyrant in it

    I hope it’s third person shooter like re5 and not a fps :D

    • kupomogli

      I’d rather it not be a FPS either. I pretty much hate the genre, though third person shooters are fun.

      • Darkzone

        hear hear

  • BelmontHeir

    I may be in the minority but…I’m a huge Resident Evil fan and I think this looks pretty damn cool. I’m keeping an open mind. It looks way more true to the series than the lame-ass movie series that many fanboys seem to excuse.

    • Testsubject909

      I’m not a fanboy and I don’t excuse the movies.

  • HarryHodd

    Atmosphere and tension is what makes Resident Evil for me. I’m not into a full-on shooter.

  • you spilled your COD in my RE…..

    • Guest

      I think you mean Left 4 Dead

    • Ren

      It took me some minutes to understand you weren’t talking about codfish.

  • eilegz

    great capcom its branching RE series into mini games and multiple past ports, i dont know if that a good thing but i hope for a proper re6 soon….

  • Zeonsilt


  • MisterDandylion

    I’ve never felt so blown away with one of Leon’s cheesy phrases but……..


  • PrinceHeir

    i’m definitely worried about this :

    it seems capcom loves to outsource their beloved IP’s to other devs. DMC and now this.

    damn it when are you going to give us a new Darstalkers, Dino Crisis, Strider, Chaos Legion. heck why not just give back some of th IP’s from former capcom employees. you know okami, god hand, killer 7 to Grasshpper Manufacturer and Plaitunum games respectively.

    oh well at least put some old games to PSN like Dino Crisis 2, Darkstalkers Collection, Strider, and such.

  • It needs more Nemesis :3 !

  • doomspeller10

    So… um… Resident Evil Portable?

  • Not too sure about this one, guys. Co-op is great, but for RE? I don’t think so.

  • So far, I’m not completely turned off to what I’m seeing. A bit bothered by the messing with established canon, though, but it is a spin-off game, not RE6. If this was a full sequel, I’d be completely disgusted, but this…I may give a chance to…

    • Established canon? Maybe, I guess Ive just been reading that huge 61 page timeline too much that I could see how it could fit in…

      • You kill Leon Kennedy, you’ve messed with established canon. Period.

        • It doesnt say he will get killed in the game…

          • That would be called, “failing your mission.”

          • He could escape, I suppose. “Aw rats, we missed one. Oh well, it was just some rookie cop. I’m sure he wasn’t important…” “Yeah, it’s not like he could screw up Umbrella’s plans at all.” “Haha, as if.”

          • @Pip Murphy I feel it would be something like that. Some weird out of the blue explanation would be used to keep him from dying.

  • I demand my Resident Evil Portable NAO. YOU PROMISED US YOU SONOVABITCHES!

  • Blacksofa

    I wouldn’t have minded if they made it into a multiplayer Mercenaries mode, but this is too far. Firing AND moving at the SAME time?! CAPCOM!

  • Hexen

    i think CAPCOM wants us to buy this game by flashing the logo after 1 sec and saying “buy this game” at subliminal message.

    yep. Leon sums it all up

    ” what the hell is going on here ? “

  • Just give us a new Outbreak already, geez.

  • Maxwell3000

    *Sigh* This really isn’t what I wanted. Oh well

  • RE hasn’t been RE since RE4. That’s, what, 2005, so over six years ago? So if you completely forget what RE used to be, you can find 4 and 5 enjoyable, and probably this one as well.

    I don’t have much hope for Capcom to revert back to the original genre. I hate to say this, but…suck it up and get over it. Feel lucky that Revelations for the 3DS is going to be survival horror. Hope that RE6 will be survival horror too.

    It helps that I am a zombie fanwhore anyway. Har har. I liked L4D too, but hate that there’s nothing like it (that I’ve encountered, correct me if I’m wrong) on PS3.

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