Pre-order sales for Capcom Co.’s Resident Evil 6 for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 increased this week post release a new trailer and updated release date for the sequel.
This week, the Resident Evil 6 PS3 SKU held a sales increase of 124 percent to rank at No. 282 at Amazon.com Inc.’s Video Games division.
The Xbox 360 SKU held a 82 percent sales increase to rank at No. 373 in the same period.
Resident Evil 6, to be sold Oct. 2, 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.
A new trailer features new details in the game, including the outbreak of the C-Virus and the return of key franchise characters like Ada Wong and Sherry Birkin.
New features in Resident Evil 6 include play between three main characters, Leon S. Kennedy, Chris Redfiend, and Jake Muller. Each character will have a unique gameplay tone.
In addition, the title will include single-player or co-op play offline or online.
Zombies can now run, jump, and use weapons, while new enemies called the Chrysalide can undergo a full metamorphosis to spawn new monsters.
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.