Zombies Are Back In Resident Evil 6, Leon’s New Partner Is Helena

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Capcom held a Resident Evil anniversary event in Tokyo yesterday, where they revealed a few more details about Resident Evil 6. To recap, Resident Evil 6 stars Leon and Chris, each being featured in different locales. Chris, for example, will be in China, which is said to be the main stage for the game.


Leon’s partner in the game is Helena Harper (above), who’s providing security detail for the president when he’s attacked. Following the attack and the president’s tranformation, the two end up working together. The game also has a third main character (below), who is featured in the trailer. Capcom are placing an emphasis on human drama in Resident Evil 6.


Capcom say they’re aiming to make Resident Evil 6 the “best in horror entertainment”. Zombies are back in this game, although, just why they’re back is a secret so far. Resident Evil 6 will also feature an enemy called “J’avo,” but all we have on that front is a name so far.


Regarding the recent announcement trailer, Capcom say the ratio of gameplay footage to cutscenes is about 7:3 or 6:4, even though it may not appear that way. The scale of Resident Evil 6 is the most vast of the series to date, and this is reflected in the game’s development staff. The total development staff amounts to over 600 people. Over 150 of those people are in Japan.

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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.