With the 3DS-exclusive Resident Evil: Revelations due at the end of next week, squad-based action thriller Operation Raccoon City due in March and the latest movie (subtitled Retribution) due to hit cinemas in September, 2012 was already shaping up to be the year of Resident Evil. Then Capcom went and put the icing on the cake yesterday by announcing that Resident Evil 6 was set to launch in mid-November this year on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3; with a PC version set to follow shortly after. The game is now available for pre-order on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

It has been ten years since the Raccoon City incident and the President of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what took place in the belief that it will curb the current resurgence in bioterrorist activity. Due to be by the President’s side is his personal friend and Raccoon City survivor, Leon S. Kennedy, but when the venue suffers a bioterrorist attack, Leon is forced to face a President transformed beyond recognition and make his hardest ever decision. At the same time, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member, Chris Redfield arrives in China, itself under threat of a bioterrorist attack.  With no country safe from these attacks and the ensuing outbreaks, the entire world’s population is united by a common fear that there is no hope left.

In a first for the franchise, Resident Evil 6 sees series favourites Leon and Chris come together to face this unprecedented threat. They will be joined by new characters, each with their own unique perspective and involvement in this relentless dramatic horror experience enacted on a global scale.

Resident Evil 6 is currently due for release on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 on Friday, November 20th 2012. A release date for the PC version is expected soon. 

Watch the trailer for Resident Evil 6 below:

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