Pre-order sales for Capcom Co.’s Resident Evil 6 for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 increased this week post release announcement and trailer release of the sequel.

This week, the Resident Evil 6 PS3 SKU held a sales increase of 22 percent to rank at No. 211 at Inc.’s Video Games division.

Resident Evil 6 will feature a single-player and co-op campaign mode to include Leon S. Kennedy and Chris Redfield, in addition to new characters in a dramatic global horror crisis.

In a multi-story arc, Leon S. Kennedy confronts an infected President of the United States, while Chris Redfield arrives in China under the threat of a bioterrorist attack.

The final game will include three playable characters and an overhauled control system.

The Resident Evil video game franchise has sold more than 47 million copies worldwide to date. The live action movies have grossed more than $525 million in global markets.

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