Capcom teases Resident Evil 6 reveal?

No Hope Left viral campaign tied to publisher; announcement expected tomorrow afternoon.

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It's been nearly three years since Resident Evil 5 was first released, but the next full installment in the franchise may finally be at hand. A viral marketing campaign with a decidedly apocalyptic theme has been tied to Capcom, with a payoff announcement expected tomorrow afternoon.

Why are the graffiti taggers always the first to know about the coming end of humanity?

The campaign is centered at NoHopeLeft.com, a blog hosting pictures and videos of graffiti from around the world. Most of the tags show the slogan "No Hope Left," with a sort of inverted biohazard logo. (In Japan, the Resident Evil series is known as BioHazard.) A handful of pictures in the blog also include a date: January 19, 2012, with the latest video pairing that with a time, 2:00 p.m. Pacific.

While the website domain is registered to UK-based hosting service Webfusion with no information on who is actually operating the site, a report on The Sixth Axis has tied the campaign to Capcom. A London-based writer for the site recognized one of the locations for the graffiti, went to it in person, and saw that it was not a defaced billboard but an ad in itself and contacted the billboard company responsible for the spot. The company in turn confirmed that Capcom had put up the ad.

When asked for comment, a representative with the publisher simply said, "Capcom has made no announcements."

Resident Evil 6 has long been expected from the publisher. In 2010, then-managing director Keiji Inafune said he wanted to get Resident Evil 6 made as soon as possible. The specter of Resident Evil 6 was brought up again at last year's Tokyo Game Show and further cemented in November when the game appeared (albeit for a brief time) on a professional voice actor's resume.

For more on the series, check out GameSpot's review of Resident Evil 5.

Discussion

195 comments
snake1mi
snake1mi

When you look at it the way you do, Its the same like, where did Solid Snake hide the Stinger, PSG1, FAMAS, SOCOM? We were happy to use our imagination, that it was just around there. Sinji Mikami wanted to have 3rd person cam to make it more realistic and to make it important to aim right.He added these elements from the actiony games and created a more realistic zombie/fiend/whatever survival/horror. If youre not carefull youd die with 4 hits, or with just one hit. So yeah, you can aim in RE4, and you have enough ammo, but in return the enemies are much faster, yeah, and theyre all attracted to you. On top of that you have to take care of that girl, while you have the entire village hunting you. That IS survival/horror. I used to pass right by the merchant, because I found most of the weapons lying around. Except the first time I played it. The first time, this game felt no different from the previous games, In the church scene when the 40 priests come at you, I didnt have one bullet, so I was fighting them with the knife until I was able to find some ammo. I say RE4 shared some elements from action games, and not the other way around, and even if it was the other way around, remember, they were all soldiers to begin with. And which department is stupid enough to send 1 guy for a crisis like in RE ?But to each his own ofcourse, to each his own.

snake1mi
snake1mi

@Azatis Imagine if they made 4 with the intention of making it more realistic experience, only this time they bring back the old classic zombies, and the ability to aim. can you imagine the scene of 40 slow-walking zombies pile up in front of you? How scary would it be when you have time to drink your tea while shooting them in the head each with your little ammo? It would be pointless as they were trying to make a story to RE, and not just bring the old damn mansion every RE game. RE0 is my favourite. But who didnt for one second think what the hell the grenade launcher was doing in that damn room? And in RE4 you wouldnt find ammo this easy in Professional difficulty mode.

AzatiS
AzatiS

@snake1mi Nop , neither RE4 was survival horror. Merchants selling you stuff? Killing random creatures for gold in order to buy upgrades?The more you kill the more things you find like bullets etcetc... Almost unlimited ammo for most part of game? Creatures clever enough to pick up objects , drive , call for help ,aim you with guns etc etc .. and they end up staring at you , doin circles around you. Brilliant horror.... Man this is far from a survival horror. It shares some elements but no way a true survival/horror game. SH on the other hand promotes this survival/horror RE games used to be. Very limited ammo , youre ALONE not with another person making game more intense , you counter enemies and you even afraid to waste your bullets on them because you might end up need them the next door. Thats survival/horror. RE4 wasnt survival horror and RE5 was a bad RE4. RE6 will be another RE4/RE5 with some zombies instead. That doesnt mean will be bad game. If you like it fine by me. Different taste. But survival/horror? Not even close.

snake1mi
snake1mi

@AzatiS Why? RE4 IS a survival/horror. Maybe 5 wasnt, but 4 was. It had a touch of action, but that doesnt make ir Gears of war -ish or Army of two-ish. Also, being able to aim in 3rd person shoulder angle cam, doesnt eliminate it from survival/horror genre. Imagine RE4 but with the old gameplay. But RE5 on the other hand is not even scary., plus its too easy. I wouldnt call RE5 survival/horror. Again, Silent Hill is far beyond just "survival" or "horror". Games like Project Zero/Fatal Frame or Siren are in the same genre, but NOT RE or Dead Rising. I dontbelieve anyone can say that RE is even close to what SH is. Im not anti RE, neither a SH fanboy. Im just saying, you shouldnt compare RE with SH.

so_hai
so_hai

Guerilla marketing blows goats. The arrogance of CAPCOM and Rockstar promoting their games as just a single digit ("IV" and "6") is so patronizing - as if their's is the only game we wait for that the title itself isn't even required.

AzatiS
AzatiS

@snake1mi No , youre wrong. Oldschool RE games with SH games had 1 thing in common. Pure survival/horror. Doesnt matter if one was with zombies and the other with spirits etc.. The fact remains. SAME GENRE. And no its not like comparing M64 to MRPG. In fact is like comparing HALO to COD. Different approach , same genre. RE4/RE5 is NOT survival horror . Do you even know what youre talking about ?

snake1mi
snake1mi

Im actually amazed how people cant understand the fact that RE series was never "Silent Hill". Neither was Silent Hill a RE -ish game. Get over this! If you want a game with almost no bullets go back to RE directors cut or if you want something scary with ammo very scarce, play Silent Hill. Comparing RE with SH is like comparing Mario 64 with Mario RPG. Two very different genre. One is Zombie killing horror, and the other is psychological survival horror. People who enjoy RE are thos who like the feeling to hunt and be hunted, to get scared, and to get past the fear by retreating while you have the ability to "aim". It doesnt mean that RE4 is the best RE game. I still like RE remake, RE0 and RE2 more. But I think RE4 is more like an improvement, with the "one hit kill" zombies and the faster enemies who are able to catch up with your speed, and who come in numbers. But I think capcom should make a RE game with expert difficulty or a "no bullet" mode for hardcore zombie survivor fans. Also, they should throw in the old cam option. Im sure its not that hard to do that, because they already did it in "Lost in Nightmares" in RE5.

monson21502
monson21502

hope they go back to games like re 1- dreamcast. i didnt like 4 or 5 very well and might not play 6 at all if it sounds like them....

AMCoreX
AMCoreX

Sorry to say, but the Resident Evil 'survival' theme is long dead. Not for the fans, but for capcom. Resident Evil 4 was a nice 'breathe of fresh air' in terms of gameplay but only for one game, not the future of this series. RE remake had to be one of the best games to me to be honest. Was near the exact same, with a few tweaks here and there, amazing animations, graphics, lighting to set the right mood. The zombie design, with if you didn't destroy them, they'd come back, incredibly fun and chilling. Not to mention I miss the puzzles. I was somewhat interested in this, until I read "Each character will have partners like in RE 5". Resident Evil 5 was too arcadey for my taste. Not to mention your AI partner. I understand this was for COOP play, but that should have been optional. She became the biggest burden in the game, I got turned off completely. Right now to be honest, I'm more excited for the Silent Hill HD collection and Downpour, they seem to be the only games that are keeping that vibe of horror in tact. Although Downpour is suppose to be a lot more actiony, I looked at the gameplay and yeah, action, but also huge suspense and still incredibly scary, so I have high hopes.

yixingtpot
yixingtpot

watched the trailer on another site, it's a lame DVD level game again, the graphics are XBROKE muddled down poo, I predict it's yet another 1 DVD game which means 2/3 or the PS3 Blu-ray will be left empty. LAME, Crapcom.

Prince_Rhymz
Prince_Rhymz

I would like to know where the pre-apocalypse graffiti taggers get all their inside information from to be fair

vamroc
vamroc

No Hope Left OMFG NHL The zombies have learned to PLAY HOCKEY quick warn the Canadians

nemesis1990
nemesis1990

Please Capcom. Make a Resident Evil game that is actually 'SCARY'.

ii20JcM05ii
ii20JcM05ii

Wouldn't you think that this was for the demo of Revelations that just came out TODAY.... the 19th of Jan 2012!

X-7
X-7

I hope they bring it back to RE4 style. Just make the controls easier to use maybe walk slowly while aiming let us turn and move more along the lines of a normal 3rd person shooter. I hate the tank controls that needs to be fixed and it needs to be creepy again. The first part of RE4 was creepy (village) along with the original games settings. Just give us a setting in a major city and give us more enemies but make them along the lines of semi-slow zombies like the speed of a normal person walking but with lots attacking at once but also give us slower ambiance filled sections for most of the game and make scavenging better than breaking a box. As far as ammo goes it should be dropped mainly by infected police officers,SWAT, and soldiers with standard zombies dropping health and other items like maybe molotovs. Just make it feel more like you are Joe-shmoe trapped in the middle and make resource management more important re-do the upgrade system more along the lines of RE4. IDK just brainstorming.

Jamesp2005
Jamesp2005

Sure it's not for the new movie?

berserks
berserks

"I hope if these rumours are true they go back to the RE1 & 2 style of gameplay i.e. proper survival horrors." That and i hope you will have the choice between two ( even better if more ) characters with different things happening depending on who you choose like in 1 and 2 .

yixingtpot
yixingtpot

If it comes out on 1 dvd for XBROKE, expect yet ANOTHER 2/3 empty Blu-ray disc version for the PS3... will we ever get a true RE sequel in HD, or just another dvd level XBROKE turd?

Darkreaper_1
Darkreaper_1

I hope if these rumours are true they go back to the RE1 & 2 style of gameplay i.e. proper survival horrors.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

I liked RE5 but not as much as RE1 & RE3, I only played RE2 for a bit and still liked 5 I didn't mid the action in it it was fine for me and all I would like is a more of movement and shoot rather then move, stop, aim and then shoot and I'm not asking your typical TPS movement I'm talking like the movement that is in Dead Space 1 and you still have the scare fest that was in Dead Space and how it was in the original Trilogy of this series. So yeah that is all I ask and would to see in the RE6 that would be cool.

larkurt
larkurt

Resident Evil was a diferent chapter they want fans to look at, i really like the game, this one is supossed to bring horror back like Revelations for 3DS, still the promotion looks interesting, on my Twitpic and Twitter account i have some pics and info about Resident Evil 6 will be star by Chris, Leon and Ada

cajunstrike
cajunstrike

Agreed. Resident Evil 5 was somewhat of a disappointment when compared to its predecessor.

hyper_trunkx
hyper_trunkx

re4 was amazing. 5 was..idk. i mean i enjoyed playing it, but it was lame compared to 4. i do wish they would bring an oldschool feel back for 6.

Mawy_Golomb
Mawy_Golomb

Resident Evil need not be limited to just scares and a very oversimplified story. Going back to the roots is therefore NOT the best option per se. While the tension and disturbing atmosphere feels better than the kind found in RE4 or RE5, I just can't stand having more mindless gorefests, where the characters are undeveloped and the writing is poor (with its one-liners and not enough emphasis on each character's struggles and/or personalities).

Game developers really should do better than this, especially Japanese ones when there are plenty of good horror anime shows to go around with deep character development that also tackle various moral issues. I want more of that instead of just action and stereotypical characters.

Scrotous
Scrotous

The parasite was so lame, they need to put the T-Virus back in it, it's more morbid and has a slight chance to actually scare people. Zombies are suposed to be mindless brain/flesh eaters, not ninja zombies that can dodge your red-dot sight and use dynamites. Too easy to have mindless slow zombies? Increase the numbers!

slayerSS-3
slayerSS-3

@AzatiS only a real fan feels that way, the problem is all the gamers that like RE5 are not real fans of the saga just new gamers, they have never played a real RE so they dont know how much they f*** up this saga with those new action focus game. I miss the real surviving horror :( I know I'm going to be disappointed of RE6

Ranger1086
Ranger1086

Zombies! Zombies! Zombies!! The walking dead! not the plant people, although i am sure you needed them for the story. I wonder who the main villian will be since Wesker is dead (i think one of the guys confirmed it.) There is Alex Wesker who has an unknown status, since all the other wesker children are dead. But bring back the survival horror, i want to be able to find the magnum and only have 2 bullets and hardly ever find ammo for it again.

AzatiS
AzatiS

Many years ago i was so excited for every new announcement of RE ( main series ) games. After RE1 on Psone i became instantly a fanboy. RE2 , RE3 nemesis , RE veronica , RE remake and Zero... After RE4 it felt.... something else... RE5 was even worse than RE4... RE6? I wont even consider rent it if its another shooter/action/alienated BS. period. Keep if you want the shooter thing but bring again all the oldschool atmosphere and classic original lores of first games and ill be happy...

BasilVZero
BasilVZero

I hope its a new IP rather than Resident Evil.

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

@ABEzilla116, Tell me about it. Seriously, I'd be so freakin' pissed if this whole viral bit ain't for nothing but that half-assed movie.....:evil: Man, Capcom don't screw everyone's excitement w/ such a depressing annoucement

djforlife84
djforlife84

resident evil took a downfall after the PS1 era. just my opinion. Just like the state of video games these days. nothing but a cash grab. I wonder when we will see another video game crash, like the one that happened in 77'

Stringerboy
Stringerboy

@mat98 Wesker had his head blown off by 2 rockets in the middle of a volcano. I'm pretty sure he's dead.

earlmccormick88
earlmccormick88

Resident evil 5 was amazing! Gameplay was amazing. It just wasn't scary. I wish we could get the zombies from Raccoon City again.

mutley89
mutley89

I thought NoHopeLeft.com would of been to do with SOPA, lol

enzyme36
enzyme36

my RE6 wish list can be summed up in 1 word: Zombies

snake3rules
snake3rules

Clearly the new premise is that it's taken over the world finally ... Or at least it's truly broken out ... The logo inverted so it's outside the circle, the phrase "no hope", it all points to the stoy taking place after the virus or whatever they call it, has broken any quarantine and infected the masses....

billnye69
billnye69

RE4/RE5 were both awesome, I dunno what everyone's problem is with those two games.

mat989
mat989

I still don't think Wesker died in RE5, and I'll just buy RE6 to be sure about this

neogeta8
neogeta8

I'll keep my eye on this but if it's anything like RE5 I won't be buying it.

KamuiFei
KamuiFei

Maybe this one will be more about survival horror? I hope so. RE is turning into a third-person shooter and nothing is scary about it. I'm not saying remove the action aspect of the game, but at least make it somewhat scary and focus on surviving. Chris Redfield was basically a one man army in RE5. I didn't feel scared, I felt like a badass killing mindless zombies.

electro57
electro57

Infinite rocket launcher here I come.

tarikm92f
tarikm92f

yeah bring it!!!!! :D:D:D:D:D

staranise
staranise

If there is a co-op like in RE5 please please don`t use that ghastly setup [shiva`s POV is horrible] it should be separate perspective like left4dead or CSSource...oh and uh zombies {tomato} this time not tohmatoh {ganado} or kamatis {majini} but tomato {zombies}...reuse the RE4 [very engaging story style, separate ways, etc.] again but zombies Zombies ZOMBIES!!! meh wants teh sombis!

TriploJ
TriploJ

Yo people stopmaking silly coments about the franchise. From what I can see RE5 was the best in the franchise to be produced by capcom. They certainly had to evolve from their survial horror to more of an action shooter game that is what you call an inovation. Playstaion 3 gamers. I am exctied to hear about the RE6 announcment and looking forward to buying it. This announcement makes me excited.

reaverthewizard
reaverthewizard

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J-007
J-007

A bit more of a survival horror please but make it a bit original too. Resi Evil 5 was fantastic any way but see if we can get 10/10 for Resi Evil 6

auntbessie
auntbessie

Please don't let that useless sidekick woman whatshername be in this one wandering about getting in your line of fire and generally being a nuisance. Always loved RE games, just hope it aint another 3 years from announcement before it's released

PcGamingRig
PcGamingRig

hopefully it is like the first three games, RE4 was amazing but you can only do a few before it gets boring like other shooters.