Japanese-based publisher Capcom has confirmed it’s working on Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City in conjunction with Vancouver based studio Slant 6 Games, with the title set to release this Winter on PS3, PC and Xbox 360.
According to the press release “Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City delivers a true third person team based shooter experience set within the dark and sinister Resident Evil universe.” The description also adds that Zombies and Bio-Organic Weapons will add to the mix as players not only compete against an opposing squad but tackle this third unpredictable element, creating a brand new style of gameplay and breaking the conventions of traditional team based shooters.
The new title is set in September 1998 and the action will center on the ill-fated Raccoon City and the horrific consequences of the deadly T-virus outbreak from the Umbrella facility. 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.