Following the revelation of Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City for the PS3, 360, and PC via the Official XBox Magazine, Capcom Entertainment confirmed it today with the Winter 2011 release date.
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is the follow up title to the award winning Resident Evil: Outbreak on the PS2 in which players will have to team up in finishing the same goal. The events in Raccoon City will follow the story arc of Resident Evil 2 and 3 in which it took place in Raccoon City. Expect to see familiar locales, and enemies that was found in Resident Evil 2 and 3.
It is September 1998 and the action centres once more on the ill-fated Raccoon City and the horrific consequences of the deadly T-virus outbreak from the Umbrella facility. With a cover up required, Umbrella orders an elite team into Raccoon City to destroy all evidence of the outbreak and eliminate any survivors. Hearing of this plan, the US Government dispatches its own special forces to uncover any evidence that exposes the cause of the viral infection and Umbrella’s actions. Players take on the role of an Umbrella Security Services soldier (U.S.S.), competing alone or in four player co-op in a battle against all the competing forces at play in Raccoon City.
Expect the return of original Resident Evil enemies, iconic landmarks such as the Raccoon City Police Department and fan favorite characters, including Leon S. Kennedy, who as a rookie police officer in Raccoon City is on your hit list to eliminate. Players will experience a retelling of classic moments from past titles Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 and watch the events unfolding from the menacing perspective of the Umbrella Security Service, giving fans the chance to rewrite the history of the Raccoon City outbreak.
Capcom and Slant Six has officially confirmed that Resident Evil: Raccoon City is coming this Winter on all major platforms.