Capcom have another Resident Evil game in the works, and this one’s quite different from what you might be used to. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is a collaboration between Capcom and Vancouver-based studio, Slant 6 Games, who developed SOCOM: Confrontation.
Capcom are calling Operation Raccoon City a “true third-person team-based shooter” that reinterprets some of the events of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3. Here’s what they say about the game’s story and setting:
“It is September 1998 and the action centres once more on the ill-fated Raccoon City and the horrific consequences of the deadly T-virus outbreak from the Umbrella facility. With a cover up required, Umbrella orders an elite team into Raccoon City to destroy all evidence of the outbreak and eliminate any survivors. Hearing of this plan, the US Government dispatches its own special forces to uncover any evidence that exposes the cause of the viral infection and Umbrella’s actions. Players take on the role of an Umbrella Security Services soldier (U.S.S.), competing alone or in four player co-op in a battle against all the competing forces at play in Raccoon City.”
Leon Kennedy is confirmed to be making an appearance, but not as a special agent. You’ll see Leon during his younger days as part of the Raccoon City Police Department, and he’ll be on your hit list of targets to eliminate. You’ll also encounter both zombies and Bio-Organic Weapons (B.O.W’s) in Operation Raccoon City.
Additionally, Operation Raccoon City will also include a variety of competitive online multiplayer modes. Capcom have the game scheduled for release this winter. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is in development for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.