Capcom Co. this week demonstrated a new in-game preview of Resident Evil 6 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
The preview included the China level with Leon Kennedy. New actions include the ability to roll to evade bullet fire, peer around walls to fire or grenade, and new melee options to stab or punch zombies in close-quarter combat.
The final sequence included a number of quick-time events to maneuver a helicopter that subsequently collides with a building infested with zombies.
The graphics engine held at 30 frames-per-second with impressive lighting effects, a horde of individual zombies, and a mass of environmental destruction.
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.
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 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.