Gaming for Grown Ups
15th February 2012 10:46:00
Posted by Luciano Howard

Resident Evil 6 - New Information

Today Capcom have shared a variety of new information with us regarding Resident Evil 6 something which excites us here at The Digital Fix towers.

So what new things do we know?

-The location in China Chris Redfield visits (seen in the trailer) is a fictitious coastal town called Lanshiang

-The game takes place in 2013

-Zombies are back! But they can run and jump and use weapons. Ouch

-The other enemy is J'avo, named by the BSAA after ther Serbian word for demon. The J'avo are aggressive, understand speech, work together as a group, use weapons and act on instinct alone more often than not. The J'avo can regenerate unless it takes massive damage, in which case it will mutate the damaged body part and therefore change its mode of attack

-Redesigned control system! Players can shoot and move, slide and roll and take cover. Resident Evil enters the post-Uncharted and Gears Of War world.


In addition to the above we have some nice character information and new images below:

Leon S. Kennedy:

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Following the Raccoon City incident Leon was recruited as a US government agent by none other than Adam Benford, who would later become the President of the United States. Ever since the nightmare that was Raccoon City Leon has made it his life’s work to eradicate bioterrorism.


Helena Harper:

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Like Leon, she is also a government agent, but was in the process of transferring to the Secret Service to become one of the President's personal bodyguards. In the announcement trailer it is Helena who admits to Leon that she is the one responsible for this incident.


Chris Redfield:

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The ex-S.T.A.R.S member who continued the fight against bioterrorism as the leader of the BSAA underwent a personal trauma some six months prior to the events depicted in RE6. In spite of this he has rejoined his BSAA colleagues in China to uncover a major bioterrorist attack.


Unknown Character:

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We’re still trying to track down his real identity but we do know this man is a mercenary currently engaged in a bloody conflict in Eastern Europe where reports confirm that B.O.W.s are increasingly being used. One day, he's told that he is the man to save the world. Whilst he doesn't understand the implications of this, he does immediately think how much money he can make from it.


Ingrid Hunnigan:

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A member of Field Operations Support (FOS), Ingrid has been working with Leon for a long time, and they share a mutual trust after her role in Resident Evil 4.


Zombie POTUS:

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President of the United States and the man who hired Leon after the Raccoon City incident (Adam Benford pre-zombification).