PS3 News: RE6 Pushed Up Due To "Positive Fan Reaction To Trailer" - PS3 News

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

RE6 Pushed Up Due To "Positive Fan Reaction To Trailer"

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

Tags: re6, resident evil 6, resident evil 6 release date, re6 launch date

4/10/2012 8:34:53 PM John Shepard

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous

Comments (26 posts)

inkme101
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 9:42:11 PM
Reply

nah, fear of COD! nov 20th would put them right in that favorite COD release window, would it not? im not a big COD fan but it crushes whatever games release along side of it!



Last edited by inkme101 on 4/10/2012 9:47:56 PM

Agree with this comment 12 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 10:54:26 PM

Heh, you're prolly right! I was thinking the same thing!

Agree with this comment 6 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

godsman
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 6:52:19 AM

I think Capcom will get another "fire from the fans positive reactions" after Rockstar confirms that GTAV will release in October

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Oyashiro
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 9:59:53 PM
Reply

Yeah, the best thing to do when people seem to like how a game looks is not to take your time to make sure the game works great. Its to rush it to market!

Agree with this comment 5 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Geobaldi
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 10:20:55 PM
Reply

The previously released trailers brought no excitement for me. And the new "captivate" trailer, doesn't look much better either. Wesker Jr.? No thanks.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

BikerSaint
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 10:22:54 PM
Reply

<<<<<<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>>>>>>


Well then......
"Capcom is clearly a legend in their own mind"

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 10:53:43 PM
Reply

What? Who was so excited? I don't hear anyone talking about RE6!

I think they are scared of all the massive titles that launch in November every year. CoD anyone?

Agree with this comment 7 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

inkme101
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 11:55:41 PM

it appears that the letters COD merit a thumbs down in these parts! lol as yours and my posts are the only 2 downed and also the only 2 that mention COD!

Last edited by inkme101 on 4/10/2012 11:56:12 PM

Agree with this comment 3 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 12:25:41 AM

Even if you say the nicest thing you could round these parts you'll end up with a thumbs down or two prolly just random people doing it, idk, haha. No big. And I think you're right those 3 letters don't sit well either. But let's be honest, I'm a fan of RE and I really enjoyed RE5. But come on all the RE fans are at least worried about the future of the series. So Capcom really has not other reason to move it out of November, when big name titles show up, other than they don't want to compete. Particularly with CoD!

I think RE6 will do fine though regardless, it has it's followers and fans, and honestly the more action oriented the more attention it will grab.

Last edited by bigrailer19 on 4/11/2012 12:31:24 AM

Agree with this comment 4 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

sunspider13
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 11:05:15 PM
Reply

I saw the trailer earlier today and I'm just not feeling it. I have to borrow RE5 just to see where they go with the story in a while, a long while. I can hope that is almost good as RE4, can't I?

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 12:27:25 AM

Play with a friend and you'll have some great fun with it. It's good alone, but obviously a friend is far more help than babysitting the friendly AI.

Agree with this comment 5 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

sunspider13
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 12:59:01 AM

Thanks for the tip Big, I'll be sure to do that.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

telly
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 9:47:06 AM

I tried the RE5 demo and hated it so much I didn't even bother with the full version of the game. I was a HUGE Resident Evil fan up through part 4 (who wasn't?!) and to have such an abrupt drop-off in interest from long time fans like me speaks volumes about Capcom's choice of direction for the series. Really hoping they get back on track with 6.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 10:28:47 AM

Sun spider- no problem. I played with a buddy from te start and we had a great time with it.

Telly- But what does it say when fans of RE like myself was able to enjoy RE5? I'm not saying it's the best RE, nor am I saying its what we always got out of a RE game... But it's still enjoyable, unless you let you're hate for the direction they took, blind you.

Last edited by bigrailer19 on 4/11/2012 10:31:13 AM

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

telly
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 11:40:47 AM

You're probably right, Bigrailer. RE5 actually got some good reviews and I heard good things from friends. It still doesn't appeal to me but I should give it another chance before 6 comes out.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

gray_eagle
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 12:56:58 AM
Reply

i'd rather have a delay than a push up on the release date.
but i guess capcom figures it's better to rush a game rather than delay it.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

daus26
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 1:44:20 AM
Reply

Or they're just planning to have some content preserved for DLCs.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Crabba
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 5:39:47 AM

There we go...

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

___________
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 6:10:20 AM
Reply

sweet!
horror wise this game will suck donkey balls!
however that said who does not enjoy a blowing zombies heads off?
as much as i hate to say it RE is turning more and more into dead rising!
and sadly people will b*tch till their faces are blue, all the way to the store!
as cliffy B said haters will hate all the way to the store.


Last edited by ___________ on 4/11/2012 6:10:40 AM

Agree with this comment 2 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

telly
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 9:44:48 AM
Reply

I literally have not seen a single positive reaction to that trailer posted. Anywhere.

I'm trying to stay optimistic. Even if it isn't a spooky haunted house story like we all desperately want it to be, it could still be a good game with some scares. I'll try to keep an open mind, even if what I've seen so far looks... questionable... (did I really see that zombies can shoot guns in this game? For crying out loud...)

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Yukian
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 12:22:19 PM
Reply

Gotta give props to Capcom... at least they REACTED to fans unlike Square Enix (where's my FFvXIII, FFXHD and the legendary FFVII remake???)...

But they understood wrong... lol

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

anjpikapp3
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 1:15:38 PM
Reply

Why take the time to make a great game when DLC can make Capcom more money? /sarcasm/

I for one will wait for the news that Capcom will be charging for DLC already on the disc. Not looking to good for the RE series (in my eyes).

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Robochic
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 5:47:47 PM
Reply

i smell fear of other games, if i know naughty dog they usual release their games around november sometime so the last of us could be that month, cod also. if they were listening to fan then they would go back to their roots for the franchise instead of what they think we want maybe they should take their time to give us something were all happy about.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

berserk
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 @ 7:13:20 PM
Reply

I get to play it sooner , so i don t care one bit why they did it .

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Amnesiac
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 1:37:06 AM
Reply

I don't mean to be a doubting Thomas but RE6 looks very very similar to a Gears of War style game.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

SS4
Thursday, April 12, 2012 @ 9:47:59 PM
Reply

I just hope it doesnt make the game feel rushed ...

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Our Poll

Are you getting Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor?
Yup, I'm nabbing this one now.
Yes, but I'm waiting for a while.
Maybe...not sure yet.
No, not interested.

Previous Poll Results