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New Resident Evil To Be A "Squad Based Shooter?"

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.

Tags: resident evil, resident evil operation raccoon city, re6

3/25/2011 9:01:26 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (54 posts)

NoSmokingBandit
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 9:40:16 PM
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Arent there enough squad-based shooters out there? I'm playing Crysis 2 right no w(and so should you), and i love the freedom that comes with not being stuck to 3 other people all the time.

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Highlander
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 9:45:13 PM
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Oh good grief. I don't even like Resident Evil, but why on earth make it a squad based shooter? Is that all developers can make these days? Squad based shooters? If so, that is a terrible indictment of our cultural values and the abilities of our software engineers.

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The Doom
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 12:44:24 AM

Capcom's been riding M$ di** so much it actually caught an STD: SOTW (Selling Out to The West). We already know they're been trying to appeal to the western market, so making a Left 4 Dead-like game means they're kicking it in high gear.

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JSwayze
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 9:45:59 PM
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This game fails already because /6 developed it.....anybody remember playing SOCOM Confrontation when it was released

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bigrailer19
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 6:25:59 PM

Key words in their: "WHEN it was released"...

Confrontation grew to be a very good game. I also think at one point if I remember right, Confrontation had the most traffic among PSN users. That says a lot about a game. Or maybe it says more about the Socom faithful fans!

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PasteNuggs
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 9:49:20 PM
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Survival Horror should mean your in solitude. Being with other people to help you kind of takes that away IMO.

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matt99
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 10:00:09 PM

Yeah that's one of the reasons I didn't find RE5 that scary.

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matt99
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 9:59:19 PM
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I don't think I could kill Leon, not after all we went through rescuing Ashley...it just wouldn't be right.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 10:22:14 PM

yeah, after she gave me so much trouble I felt I really needed to hit it. Stupid Leon...

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Lawless SXE
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 10:01:52 PM
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Don't get down on it... Who knows, it might turn out well. Sure, having constant companions may take away the fear, but the fact that it's set in Raccoon City, and apparently goes back to the roots of the series with actual zombies and Nemesis shows the right approach (to me anyway). And who knows, a squad-based shooter could work in this environment as you're being swarmed by zombies, and need firepower to take it out. I'm thinking it'll be horror, not survival horror.
Peace.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 10:21:08 PM

I'm thinking action with a little strategy. Nothing scary.

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Lord carlos
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 10:36:33 PM

I wholeheartedly concur with lawless
As long as the developers don't fork it up it should be fun!
Co op zombie killing is one of my new favourite activities
Hail Ceasar!!

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booze925
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 10:12:02 PM
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dude, this is more like left 4 dead than resident evil. and i think its awesome

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The Doom
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 12:37:34 AM

No they're selling out the series to be westernized like Devil May Cry. NOT cool.

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bigrailer19
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 6:31:57 PM

selling out maybe. but they may just wanna try something different while slapping the RE name on it to get attention on it.

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GuyverLT
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 10:13:07 PM
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I'll pass on this for that new Silent Hill: Downpour game.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 10:20:13 PM

Ditto

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Alienange
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 12:53:35 AM

I'd pass on this for the latest Dynasty Warriors.

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GuyverLT
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 3:03:30 PM

@Alienage
I wouldn't go THAT far. Who knows it could turnout better than RE5 at least. Besides all Koei games are basically same every year they never change.

So my question is would you really play these two games being made by Koei or Tecmo Koei as they are now called.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7tVA7RKyVM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwSyVvHTpdU

I don't know bout dynasty game but I would probably rent the Legends of troy game.

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bigrailer19
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 6:28:04 PM

There wasn't anything wrong with RE5 as a game. The only problem RE5 had was that it didn't feel like RE. It was a solid game otherwise.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 10:19:54 PM
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How can you kill Leon when you have to be him later on in the timeline?

Anyway, the bigger issue here is that the series is going full blown action and ditching any remaining horror. That makes it a no buy. Thanks for the last 15 years Resident Evil, but I think you are finally toast.

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Lawless SXE
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 10:23:38 PM

I'm guessing that the game won't be RE canon, thus allowing changes to the established narrative, including the death of some otherwise essential characters. That being the case, don't be so quick to call doom upon the series.

"It can return!" cried the voice from the darkness repeatedly, losing conviction each time.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 10:44:40 PM

It's gonna have to knock off the spinoffs and just reboot to survive. And that reboot will have to be filled with scares, darkness, and decent controls with a backdrop that threatens various forms of madness. So far all of those things are gone.

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BTNwarrior
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 10:21:59 PM
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this kind of sounds like what outbreak should have been. I just hope that they go to dead space controls

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Lord carlos
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 10:29:17 PM
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Very interested am i

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kraygen
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 10:53:10 PM
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While I've never been a big fan of Resident Evil, horror just isn't my thing, this is definitely not the route I would take.

The only way that I could see this working for the horror genre, is if you start out with a squad and as you play through the game, your squad gets pulled into the darkness screaming whenever you aren't watching them.

That way by the time you get done, you are all alone and it could be creepier because you've lost all your friends.

If however it's just a tactical shooter set in Raccoon City, well then I'm sorry for all the RE fans.

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Oyashiro
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 10:58:14 PM
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So now in the single player campaign, are we going to be teamed up with 3 crappy AI partners instead of one?

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Snaaaake
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 11:00:21 PM
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I'm losing more and more confidence in Capcom, not because of the westernization, but because they just have to jack up some of their franchise.

They could have just given Ninja Theory a new IP to work on but they needed the brand name of DMC to boost the sale.

I'm doubting any possibility of Capcom making a great game anytime soon.
But I'll still buy their game if it's worth the purchase.(Silently hoping that DmC will kickass)

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GuyverLT
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 11:22:45 PM

I hope hope DmC does well also maybe they will gain so of the fans they lost with a gameplay trailer for it.

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Snaaaake
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 11:39:35 PM

The only clue we have is that Ninja Theory makes great game.

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GuyverLT
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 11:52:39 AM

Agreed, but like I've been saying they're good when it comes to storytelling (so I know they will give us something deep & compelling), from that trailer it looked like the gameplay is pretty much same over the top craziness we know and love (hopefully better & more in-depth IF this can be achieved) they're main focus should be trying to find ways to rid themselves of all the technical issue that's plague them since Heavenly Sword.

I might pushing it here but who knows for the people do play it they may find themselves actually liking the new Dante if they can come off all the played out twilight references (still don't understand why people use twilight... A drug addict I get, because he is super skinny, but seriously... twilight.

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MadPowerBomber
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 11:08:26 PM
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I think that before anyone goes off on how Capcom is or isn't handling the RE franchise, they should remember that this wouldn't be the first RE based FPS/Action game. There was another one last generation before.

This, just like Outbreak, is just an offshoot and not the next game in the series...

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main_event05
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 11:40:16 PM

Outbreak was essential to the RE story. And it even played liked the other classic Resident Evils, they even let you walk and shoot.

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Oyashiro
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 7:10:39 AM

RE:Outbreak 1 & 2 never get the respect they deserve. They where pretty fun! They where released a console generation too early is all.

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MadPowerBomber
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 4:45:31 PM

This may end up being essential to the series as well, but it's simply a different formula revisiting earlier stories in the franchise. It's also not the first FPS RE game at all, that was Survivor, which was followed by a sequel. Never played them, prolly won't play this.

That said, this isn't the first time Capcom has played with the RE formula and tried different approaches to it. It's definitely NOT the future of the franchise.

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Oxvial
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 11:29:24 PM
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Yes I can see this being RE future, but also I can see the NGP getting the RE games we want.

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DirtySkillzHD
Friday, March 25, 2011 @ 11:34:48 PM
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Oh my gosh. I loved every re on ps2 now every game is bieng twisted into something its not. Not just re but alot of goodps2 games

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Excelsior1
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 12:11:59 AM
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socom confrontation was just awful. slant six just about killed that franchise so i have my worries about this game.

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Alienange
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 12:57:57 AM
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What a mess. Capcom has got to be dazed and confused to be coming out with this.

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Excelsior1
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 2:49:23 AM
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yep, dazed and confused the japanese developers are. the rise of twitch gaming, and 360 as console of choice for hardcore gamers in na has left them scratching their heads. they covet the na market so badly they are willing to throw out their traditional model of making games. that wacko infanue is gone, thank god. this project was probably originated by him.

capcom used to great publisher that somehow did not make the transition to this gen that well. re5, dmc4 were big dissapointments for me. re5 fell flat on its face as some kind of gears clone, and dmc4 had so much backtracking and fighting the same bosses it ruined the game for me. hopefully they can turn it around with re6. the lost in nightmares content for re5 shows they can still create a compelling atmosphere.

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Vivi_Gamer
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 3:34:07 AM
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Sounds like Outbreak, an excuse for multiplayer, i'll pass...

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main_event05
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 7:44:57 PM

Outbreak was way more than an excuse for multiplayer. even still it was true to RE

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Ultimate_Balla
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 4:29:44 AM
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Aye, about Leon, how many RE games was he in? I played 4 only(I really liked it... Kinda), I have 5 in my collection but never played it.

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Oyashiro
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 7:12:32 AM

I think he is playable in only two games... RE2 and RE4. But he is talked about in other games.

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_valdips3_
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 5:01:35 AM
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pass for me, waiting for news of dead space 3, with a decen story and a no f-bomb clark.

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___________
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 7:59:54 AM
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oh lord, looks like RE5 was not enough of a mindless shooter so now there after slant six?
its official, crapcom want RE6 to be the next L4D!
for crying out loud, can i have one series not turn into a genre its not suppose to be?
whats next?
god of car?
soon were going to be seeing solid snake in hes own racing sim!

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Clamedeus
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 8:11:50 AM
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I don't think i am going to be interested in this, i didn't care for RE5, it was fun with friends but it was boring. I like the old RE better than the new ones.

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Pandacastro
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 2:22:35 PM
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I only care about RE6, if that finally finishes the series.

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Excelsior1
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 4:15:13 PM

god i hope re6 is not the last game. they should have made it re6 racoon city. without the squad based shooter stuff.

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Wissam
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 5:25:49 PM
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Then the rumor we heard few months ago was true. Capcom you may burn in hell now.

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FxTales
Saturday, March 26, 2011 @ 6:33:30 PM
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Rest in peace Resident Evil. I'll always remember the fond times when you made me s**t bricks.

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DeadReaper
Sunday, March 27, 2011 @ 10:58:04 PM
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FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WHY DOES CAPCOM KEEP DOING THIS????? Seriously,take the series back to what it was, SURVIVAL HORROR. No more action BS. Squad based game sounds fun, AS AN EXTRA, NOT THE MAIN STORY.

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beebs83
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 12:36:33 PM
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So true DeadReaper. I only played the first RE remake on the cube, and RE4, 5. They need to take it back to RE1 with fixed camera views(with a pin point analog scheme instead of the forward is always foreward etc), lots of puzzles, customizable weapons, and solo only, maybe co-op optional. Capcom should have held the reigns on this one. I'm not very impressed.

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Caanimal
Monday, March 28, 2011 @ 11:44:36 PM
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Squad Based Resident Evil game??? Sounds like what was attempted w/ Jericho... Doubt it will even be THAT "good" (I did like Jericho a bit but it could have been far better...) of a game after what I've seen happen to the RE franchise, 5 just down right sucked and was no where near a "survivor" or "horror" game...

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