Resident Evil 6 Captivate details, media

Mysterious character revealed as Wesker Jr.

Capcom revealed new details, screenshots, and video for Resident Evil 6 today, following the embargo lift for its Captivate games showcase in Rome. Details revealed include a release date change, pushing the game up from its November 20 release to October 2, as well as online and offline co-op play.


Resident Evil 6 features three distinct, yet interwoven story threads, each with their own pair of protagonists for either solo or co‐op play, both offline and online.

They are:

  • Leon S. Kennedy is paired with US government agent Helena Harper.
  • Chris Redfield teams up with fellow BSAA member Piers Nivans.
  • The previously mysterious mercenary (pictured) has now been revealed as Jake Muller, son of the infamous Albert Wesker. Jake is joined by Sherry Birkin, the daughter of former key Umbrella scientists, William and Annette.

A New Threat

Resident Evil 6 introduces the highly virulent C‐virus that has been unleashed on an unsuspecting and unprepared world, creating new and deadly transformations.

Zombies make a return to the Resident Evil series, but can now run, jump at players and even use weapons, making them far more challenging than in previous games.

The enemy creatures known as J’avo first came to prominence in the conflict zone of Eastern Europe and have the ability to regenerate when injured.

The C‐virus also gives rise to the Chrysalide, where a full metamorphosis occurs, spawning a whole host of horrific creatures.

Watch the new trailer below. Check out the screenshots at the gallery.

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