While Resident Evil 4 changed the gameplay of the Resident Evil series to an entirely different beast, many fans still look back fondly at the older games. Resident Evil 2 in particular is considered to be one of the finest games in the franchise, as it and its companion piece, Resident Evil 3, told a compelling story within the walls of Raccoon City. Naturally, a combination of 4's gameplay with 2 & 3's story would be considered a masterpiece of gaming, and it seems as though fans may be getting that with the release of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.
While the game was announced a few days ago, there were still a few questions left unanswered. Thankfully, those questions have been...well, answered as Capcom makes Operation Raccoon City official. The idea of four-player co-op was brought up initially, and has now been confirmed to be a feature of the title. An awesome one at that.
Solo play is of course included as well, along with online features, where you can also take advantage of the co-op. Fans will be happy to hear that PVP will be included in the game, meaning one could take part in a three-way battle between the U.S. Special Ops, Umbrella Security Services, and the zombies/B.O.W.s. It was also mentioned that there will be other multiplayer options, but what they will be can only be speculated upon at the moment.
In addition to the info about the return to Raccoon City, another surprise came about in the same news release. It was revealed that included in the upcoming Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D is a demo for the future title Resident Evil: Revelations. The demo was initially available at Nintendo World back in January, but now fans all over will get to have a taste of the next horror story starring fan favourite Jill Valentine.
What are your thoughts on these two stories? Are you looking forward to a new twist on the Raccoon City era? How do you think the game's PVP will play out? What possible story could be used for Revelations?
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City will be released this winter for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D will come out July 6, 2011 for the 3DS, with Resident Evil: Revelations coming out for the same system at a later date.