Capcom Co. this week demonstrated Resident Evil 6 for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.
In the video, Chris Redfield battles enemy soldiers and biohazard beasts in China.
The graphics engine is stellar at 30 frames-per-second. The MT Framework engine is able to render rich environments from textures and lighting for moody indoor structures to sprawling outdoor locations.
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.