Resident Evil 6 has three storylines that sometimes crossover into each other. We’ve see Leon & Helena, Chris & Piers, and Jake & Sherry. Which one is producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi’s favorite?
"I really like Leon as a character," Kobayashi replied when speaking with Siliconera. "I also like the relationship between Jake and Sherry and how they develop as partners and characters in the game."
In fact, it was Kobayashi’s idea to bring Leon back for Resident Evil 6. "There wouldn’t be Resident Evil 6 without Leon because he is central to the story." Another Capcom employee chimed in and described Leon as the "main main character" in Resident Evil 6. "Of course, you won’t see the whole story unless you play through all three characters," Kobayashi added.
Capcom estimates that each story path has roughly 70-80% of the volume in Resident Evil 5.
While Capcom brought Resident Evil back to its survival horror roots with Resident Evil: Revelations, it seems like the series is continuing to evolve into as an action game. Since Kobayashi worked on a number of Resident Evil games, including the first two titles, I asked how he felt about the transition.
"Resident Evil 5 was an action based game, but it had a positive reception. It was good action. We looked at that and the reception we got from that game and also people’s desires for the entire series so far. We really think we got the balance right in Resident Evil 6 with the recent and classic games."
Resident Evil 6 comes out on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on October 2.