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Resident Evil 6 Pledges to ‘Satisfy Fans of the Series’ (VIDEO)

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chris-littlechild - June 20, 2012


The Resident Evil series has become increasingly contentious since the release of the paradigm-shifting Resident Evil 4. It has attracted new fans with its increasing third-person shooter trappings, and it has simultaneously disenfranchised existing players in the same manner. Our footage from E3 2012 above is exhilarating indeed, showcasing a new MELEE ATTACK OF DRAMATIC EVISCERATION; before we segue to a densely packed sardine-formation of zombies exploding in a delightful shower of eyeballs, testicles and other viscera. Proceedings draw to a poco a poco finale with some helicopter combat, seemingly airlifted in from 80‘s sci-fi shitreek Lifeforce. (Airlifted in like the proverbial care package, in which the starving orphans find naught but a still-steaming heap of horsecrap.)

And why, prithee, would those charity guys do such a thing? The huge bastards.

The question remains: if this theatrical coup d'oeil indicative of the tone throughout? Is another Resident Evil 5 situation inbound? Not according to the recent entreaty of the game's producer, Yoshiaki Hirabayashi. In a report from ifc.com, he had the following rationale for our delectation:

"We want to keep the horror for you to experience. I mean, if we were to show ‘Resident Evil 1? here, we wouldn't put a screen up and show you two dogs coming in the window. Because then you'd go and play the game and, like, ‘Oh yeah, that part.' That wouldn't be horror for you anymore. So we really want to keep that stuff for you. You know, the best time for you to experience horror is when you've got the game in your hands and you're playing it and the lights are off and you've got the popcorn or whatever."

He concluded, "Leon's got this real gothic horror aspect to his storyline, if you think of some really good classic ‘Resident Evil' horror... So please rest assured there's a good balance of elements in the game, and that should satisfy fans of the series."

It's certainly heartening that the strict dichotomy between wanton gunplay and the survival horror of yore has been acknowledged. But has it been addressed? Resident Evil Revelations for 3DS was largely lauded for blending these elements successfully, let's hope the upcoming release follows suit.

In other news, the logo does indeed still depict somebody engaging in forbidden amorous activities.

As I myself have been told ad nauseum, our deviant love for giraffe penis must remain in check, however all-pervading the urge.

Source: ifc.

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