Capcom wanted to shake up the Resident Evil franchise and the fans may agree to a "shake-up."
Is that what we're getting with Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City ? Yes, that appears to be the name of the next horrific series installment, as evidenced by the Official Xbox Magazine's May 2011 issue (and as noted by StickSkills ): SOCOM: Confrontation developer Slant Six Games is at the helm and believe it or not, this new RE is apparently a "squad-based shooter." According to the tipster, players will assume the role of an Umbrella Corporation special forces member; the military team is on a quest to clean up Raccoon City after the town was decimated in RE2. We'll be able to "employ a number of tricks to fool and manipulate enemies," and we may even have to kill series hero Leon Kennedy…although we have no idea why. That dude was cool.
Operation Raccoon City is slated to arrive for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 some time this winter, if you choose to believe this information. …a squad-based shooter? I'm not a die-hard RE fan but I've played just about every installment. All I can picture is a cross between RE and Rainbow Six …and I ain't feelin' that. In my eyes, much of the intimidation and fear comes from the fact that you were always alone ; it's just you out there, with nobody to help you. But maybe that's just me.