It isn't often you hear about games being moved up on the release list.
But one of the most anticipated titles of 2012 has indeed jumped closer. Resident Evil 6 was initially given a release date of November 20, but Capcom has announced that the hotly anticipated "dramatic horror" game will now launch on October 2.
Executive producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi said this was due to "positive fan reaction to January's announcement trailer for the game." Evidently, that reaction lit a fire under the developer, and they've worked to bring us RE6 a good seven weeks early. We've heard that Capcom has around 600 people working on the ambitious project and hopefully, their efforts will be rewarded with high review scores and big sales. …we're trying to be optimistic here.
But at the same time, we have to wonder if Capcom missed some of the negative reactions generated by that trailer. It seemed, to us at least, that a great many long-time fans of the franchise were none too pleased with the obvious action-oriented direction the franchise has taken. But even so, it wasn't enough of a backlash to perturb Capcom, as they're clearly excited about their biggest offering in 2012.
Related Game(s): Resident Evil 6