Earlier this evening, some more details regarding Resident Evil 6 surfaced. It’s already been revealed that both Leon Kennedy and Chris Redfield will be playable for the first time in the same game, and that the game will take roughly 30 hours to complete, featuring three 10-hour-long chapters. However, this latest bit of news might seem a bit more exciting for fans of the earlier entries in the series — Zombies are back. While the previous two entries dealt with an infectious parasite, Resident Evil 6 introduces the C-Virus. This latest strain pits our heroes against a new breed of zombies, capable of running, jumping and using basic weapons.
Apparently the “C” will stand for Cocoon. Once someone become infected with the virus, they’ll enter a cocoon-like state where they’ll begin their terrifying transformation. I don’t think they’ll grow wings, but then again, you never know with these games. There’s also another type of enemy they’re referring to as the J’avo — I imagine that’s pronounced “juh-ahvoh.” Like their zombie counterparts, they can run and jump, but also understand language, and will work in groups. They also heal themselves if they’re wounded, and are capable of handling more advanced weaponry, so maybe they’re more like the parasitic humans you encounter in the previous two games.
Either way, Resident Evil 6 is starting to sound a bit more attractive. Although the series may never return to its survival-horror roots, Capcom’s at least trying to give us something that might resemble it. I just don’t expect to be scared.
[news via andriasang]