Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City On PC May 18th

Who'd have thought gasmasks would be in vogue for another year running?
Capcom send word that the next Resident Evil game will be bursting out of our digital distribution outlets and feasting on our glands from May 18th. To celebrate this fact they’ve also put out a noisy trailer showing a lot of footage from the game. And hey, it looks extraordinarily violent. Raccoon City was inspired by the development of Lost Planet 2 (which I rather enjoyed) and you can definitely see the influences of that game playing out here.

Yikes, that does look rather brutal. Oh well, they’re only virus plague monsters, and no one likes mutants. Sorry, mutants.


  1. SuperNashwanPower says:

    Top Pic: Campest video game character everrrrrrrr
    “Mein name ist bruno. You are laughing at my golden hat. Do not laugh at my golden hat, else I vill shoot you mit mein little pistol. It is also gold”.

  2. lgs says:

    Resident Evil is now Dead Rising.

  3. BAshment says:

    Must say that was better quality metal then i’m used to in a game trailer Stirling work.

    • hap says:

      And here I was thinking dubstep was all the rage in trailers these days,

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      selkcip says:

      I too am glad to see that not all studios have become obsessed with dubstep.

    • Tyrone Slothrop. says:

      As much as I detest dubstep, I’m thankful for being reminded that there are worse alternatives.

      >You will never see a game trailer featuring Sun Ra or John Coltrane.

  4. DaftPunk says:

    This looks like poo.

  5. Sandiiman says:

    Glad we get back to raccoon city with the virus instead of the whole las plagas thing, but its a real shame they didn’t go back to their roots with survival horror, just upping the ante with more guns and action.

  6. Fierce says:

    Inspired by the development of Lost Planet 2? Yay!

    If the port shows an equal level of quality care – as LP2 had plenty of technical options and was stable as hell – I might actually pick this up if it’s priced reasonably.

  7. Ett_1762 says:

    At first i was like: “meh”, but now, i’m like, you know, like: “dude, this could go, like, you know, either way!”

    seriously though, hopes up? just a bit? sure, it’s cheesy and campy, but also potentially good? It does have the more gory and slow zombies from the first games and i liked the part in the video where that Tyrant picks that one dude up by the head and then gets shot in his own head by that very same dude.

  8. U-99 says:

    Oh, man, these poor zombies barely move! It’s looks like drowning kittens in a river. Sick and disgusting.

  9. Alexander Norris says:

    I get to kick a licker to death? This is like revenge porn for people who hated RE1-3 and loved RE4-5 (i.e. me).

    • DrGonzo says:

      I.e. People who don’t like Resident Evil.

    • Ett_1762 says:

      Oh, so what you are saying is that RE 4&5 do not count as official RE games because controls and camera where not, in fact, fucked up?

      I liked them very much, too. RE 5 was an awesome coop experience.

    • Psychopomp says:

      If you want the old-style adventurelike game, Revelations is as close as you’re going to get for awhile. Raccoon is just where they’re taking the co-op idea

  10. adonf says:

    Interlaced HD videos… Why? Coming from a big publisher this does not make any sense.

  11. Demiath says:

    Huh, more than one unironically positive comment regarding LP2 so far in this thread? I was under the impression that Lost Planet 2 was more or less universally reviled as a particularly confused and tragic example of a Japanese developer desperately trying to appeal to a Western audience without a single clue as to what makes online shooters so popular.

    • Dominic White says:

      Lost Planet 2 is rather brilliant. Tragically misunderstood by many – it’s a purely online game. The singleplayer mode gives the player some stat boosts and gives you a trio of AI-controlled invulnerable minions that soak up fire and not much else. A few people tried reviewing it as a singleplayer game… that didn’t end well.

      Played online and it’s one of the most interesting co-op games I’ve played in… ever, really. The level where you storm an enormous sand-battleship, and then have to man the main cannon (which takes three people to operate fully) in order to fight off another ship is absurdly memorable. Awkward when played with people without microphones, but bellowing orders to each other across the deck is fun.

      Pity nobody played the deathmatch, either. It adheres to a lot of classic arcade-game rules, like dodge-rolling giving you a few frames of invulnerability, and you having a few frames of safety after getting knocked down, too. A good player could literally headbutt his way through enemy rocket fire.

      I think that’s another large part of why it got a bad rap – people expect every shooter to play exactly the same these days. It didn’t play anything even remotely close to Call of Duty. It felt more like a direct evolution of competitive arcade gaming, taken online.

    • Jim Rossignol says:

      I’d rather play another flawed Lost Planet 2 than another lacklustre scripted western shooter.

  12. DOLBYdigital says:

    I agree with others that LP2 was really fun and a shame that not many played it online where it shines. To me it was similar to Monster Hunter in the sense that it takes all players to really co-operate to defeat the huge bosses. There is something very unique and rewarding about the experience that I can’t find in many other games.

    This game looks ok but I hope they release a demo so I can get a feel for the shooting/melee. I am a huge online co-op fan so I will keep my eye out. We need more true co-op games for PC (like MH, LP2)

  13. buzzmong says:

    Well, that looks insipid.

    Shame really, as just like I want more Metal Gear Solid type of games for the PC, I wouldn’t mind more Resident Evil 1 & 2 style games either.

  14. Beelzebud says:

    I’d love to play an RE game that got back to the survival horror roots of the first game. Scarce ammo, lots of puzzles, lots of creepy atmosphere. Action games are fun too, but I prefer the old school style of RE1.

    I also wish there was another Tomb Raider game that had hardly no human enemies, and was more about exploration, like the first game.