RE: Operation Raccoon City infecting PCs May 18

Capcom reveals release date for Windows version of upcoming shooter, will debut two months after Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 iterations.

PC gamers can take part in Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City on May 18, Capcom has announced.

The operation in Raccoon City begins this May for PC gamers.

In addition to announcing the game's release date for Windows, the company confirmed the game will sport Nvidia 3D Vision support. The PC version of the game boasts the same features as its console counterparts, including eight-player online and four-player campaign support.

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City puts players in control of a half-dozen special commandos employed by The Umbrella Corporation, the sinister pharmaceutical corporation whose unethical experiments caused the series' rash of zombie outbreaks in the first place.

While most entries in the Resident Evil series have players either containing a zombie outbreak or working to expose the truth behind Umbrella's dirty dealings, the commando's job in Slant Six's game is to cover up the company's dirt and make sure there are no survivors in Raccoon City.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City will deploy on March 20. For more on the shooter, check out GameSpot's latest preview.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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tachik0ma
tachik0ma

 @Gravity_Slave @Tahir_Ahmad its everything from the customization of the in-game settings and controller options, all the way down to the ability to modify the actual programming of games that makes pc superior. thats that. you can see that the aiming system in this game has been ported from that of a console controller and needs work (a tell-tale sign of port from console is the reticle goes red when aiming at a target. RE games use a lazer sight instead), and its things like that which cause games like this to be released later on pc. adjusting settings for better framerates is something thats never been possible on a console, to my knowledge. the bottom line: consoles are for kids (compared to pc's that is, cause i'm a console gamer too and love it), and are a way to make alot of money outta games. pc will always be better. plus, if it can't run something as nicely as you want it to, you just upgrade a component or two and shazam! otaku heaven.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@Tahir_Ahmad: (for starters, I've probably been gaming on a PC longer than you have been alive, keep that in mind) So to answer your very first question. Yes, yes it does, immensely. And the biggest reason why is the blatently smug attitudes PC elitists' like you have towards other gamers. The remainder of your comment speaks for itself. And FYI, no one said anything about developing games on a PC. We're talking about general consumers using the PC to game on versus consoles. So you can drop the whole "If it wasn't for us you wouldn't exist!" argument. .............................................................................................................................. So the next time that new game comes out (if its like Diablo 3 and EVER comes out lol) and your aging rig cant handle it...I want you to think of this conversation while you're standing in line waiting to drop another $350+ on a video card for your superior rig.

Marky360
Marky360

@MKrutko Dude how can u say the series is getting worse with each sequel go back and play Resident Evil 3 then play Resident Evil 4 never mind the superior graphics the gameplay is twice as good no Resident Evil 5 wasn't as good as Resident Evil 4 in my opinion but thats not say it was bad plus it added the co-op feature something that revolutionised the Resident Evil series as a whole

Tahir_Ahmad
Tahir_Ahmad

@Gravity_Slave Are you happy that you are getting a game 2 months before PC ? or jealous on the fact that PCs are much more superior to consoles in terms of technology ? 10-15 years ago consoles had to wait for a PC title and now they had to borrow their technology from PCs, in simple words no matter how much you hate PCs, the survival of consoles is based on PCs, take software development or hardware evolution everything comes from PC.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

lol remember 10-15 years ago when this used to be the other way around. It was consoles that had to wait for a PC title. So much for your rigs of superiority,

MKrutko
MKrutko

@Marky360 My problem is that is just like COD, its getting worse with every new title. What if Starcraft was no longer an RTS, and Elderscrolls got turned into an action FPS shooter, and stripped the RPG elements. If you take away so many aspects then it no longer belongs in a certain genre, but becomes something else entirely. Just because there are horror elements doesn't mean its a survival horror. Resident Evil 4 story line was lame also.

Tahir_Ahmad
Tahir_Ahmad

@AvnKnight Long answer short: We get games cheaper and they even look better than "Insert your console name here" thanks to the shear power of PC hardware.

huntervaneg
huntervaneg

It remembers me Army of Two, zero brain shooting action scene after scene, the characters move too fast, the weapons and all the equipment that they are carrying do not weight or all the weapons are just made in china 100% PVC? I hate when the mobility is exagerated in this kind of action games, and the worst of all is that it is in a titlefrom a great franchise, a legacy that should be respected, and this kind of production is far away from showing some kind of proper quality. What a shame, I expect to be wrong, believe me I wish!

mindgamers
mindgamers

AI of mercs looks dumb, not surprise if they dead easily by zombie.

slikjohnson
slikjohnson

Whats the problem with co-op? RE 1 had like 4 or five people go into a mansion filled with zombies and do what?... Split up come on you would not split up in a situation like that. So it makes since that you are finally working with a partner. What would be cool is if they did like the GOW series and had you get separated at parts and have to progress independently for a short time and then meet back up.

slikjohnson
slikjohnson

Is it me or does the AI seem to really suck?

483paul
483paul

Didn't they do this for RE5? I'm not surprised by this announcement but i was looking for to playing this in March. I'm guessing they will setback RE6 too making a 2013 title for PC players..

ali_l67
ali_l67

Posted Feb 25, 2012 1:40 pm GMT @ShimmerMan I honestly don't know what to tell you if u can't see that Resident Evil Raccoon City is just as Resident Evil as any other game in the franchise u complain about the fact that it's in third-person yea well so were the rest of them so I still don't see your point.

y3ivan
y3ivan

i m guessing capcom predicted the game will not sell well on consoles.

GlaciusXL
GlaciusXL

Yep... that's pretty much everything off the paint by numbers checklist.

Black_Id_Jenova
Black_Id_Jenova

On the contrary of the popular belief, i agree that some developer are too ignorant (Hey we make this game for console) and because the marketing in pc quite booming they (hey let's put it in pc for more profit) without any proper (say tweaking the graphic a bit) just blatantly porting to pc (RE 4 case anyone). As player that pro for PC i feel quite dissapointed with such decision but i do feel the developer Point Of View (tons of project, Damnation and RE 6) and they need to double the speed for RE ORC release in order to finish another project Damnation and RE 6. Perhaps because of that reason they can't do proper tweaking for RE ORC release for PC. Yeah i know there are gonna be lot of angry voice from fans around the world but let's just say Capcom and Slant Six has do (if not) proper good job. And for some people who just throw tantrum to Capcom because they can't fulfill your gaming desire why don't u just make game with your own preference??? Kind of tired seeing post of some people who can't choose proper word for insulting developer just because the game doesn't THEIR GAME.

aamir69
aamir69

@AvnKnight Either you are jealous for not having a gaming rig or just simply a troll

scuffpuppy
scuffpuppy

I'm a "PC gamer" first and foremost, but there's no ignoring the financial benefits for publishing on consoles. If people want publishers to see PC gaming as more than a technical marketing exercise (which so many blatantly do), buy more games. Until PC sales come close to console, things will only continue to get worse while developers use the PC to showcase "This iswhat we can do, and what we'd love to do" tech demo's.

Marky360
Marky360

@slayerSS-3 Dude Age of Empires may have guns but I'm pretty sure u can't actually shoot guns since it's an RTS game so right there your analogy false apart. As for what u said about the old RE games I don't know about u but I didn't run away from no zombies I killed them maybe u did but thats not how I played u say RE is no longer survival horror because there no longer is an ammo limitation me personally I never really saw it as a horror game because it was never that scary to begin with and as for survival I consider that killing the zombies before they kill me.

Ernesto_basic
Ernesto_basic

I have to say, if this is indicative of the final product, then I'm neither impressed with the A.I., nor the animations and presentation overall. Also of note, the aiming seems to be jerky and somewhat delayed; I say this, because I noticed the player had a lot of difficulty getting a good focus on both moving and stationary targets! I'm a long-time fan of the franchise, but this one just seems to lack the polish that I have come to expect from anything bearing the imprimatur of the series.

slayerSS-3
slayerSS-3

@Marky360 You talk about the movie first not me, has nothing to do with this game or the topic itself except in one thing they suck so much. And you are confusing a shooter game with a f*** survival horror game!! Just because a game have guns doesn't mean is shooter at all! So with your logic age of empires 3 is an action shooter just because some soldiers use guns?And i can give plenty of examples like that. Old Re were survival horror becouse you have few ammos for your guns and the purpose of the game wasnt about killing zoombies like crazy it was about surviving, escape, run away from them every time you can, avoid the fight(Even if you want to fight sooner or later you are going to die because you need the ammo for bosses or a particular enemy that is coming ahead)! In the new RE all you do is shoot like a crazy like you do in a common Third-person shooter. See the difference?

s4dn3s5
s4dn3s5

who cares, this is not a "PC game". Also, if they keep using GfWL, they can even not release it

AvnKnight
AvnKnight

2 months of waiting and PC owners dont even get anything new Lol! sad sad life of a pc gamer.

Marky360
Marky360

@3v1LR0n1N Yea with me I always had ammo in Resident Evil because I always rationed my ammo to make sure I had some when I needed it so I never had ammo problems in Resident Evil.

3v1LR0n1N
3v1LR0n1N

@Marky360 I mostly agree with both posts. and again i bring up the RE4 "no buying" challenge... try it and then tell me it's not survival horror..... still is even if you buy stuff. limited money foo, same with RE5 sort of just works a little different you know with no merchant mid level and all.

Marky360
Marky360

@slayerSS-3 First off who said anything about those Resident Evil movies being good I said that I hate it when ppl watch those stupid movies and think they know Resident Evil. those stupid movies are a disgrace to the Resident Evil name and have absolutely nothing to do with Resident Evil they just include random half-assed versions of Resident Evil characters in a halfbaked plot. And u say there was no shooting in Resident Evil then I'd like to know how u killed Nemesis in RE3 what'd u do knife it to death lol. all the newer RE games have done since 4 are enhance the shooting mechanic making it easier to squeeze off headshots now I don't see how u can dislike that especially in a game that has u killing Zombies.

Marky360
Marky360

@MKrutko So let me get this straight you Hate Resident Evil 4 arguably the best in the series because of a improved camera a improved saving system improved enemy AI. wow you make it sound like u would rather Resident Evil stay the exact same way it was in the beginning and never change at all. well I'm sorry to disappoint u bro but this isn't COD the Resident Evil series actually likes to get better with each iteration and that will continue with Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City

The_Godfather_
The_Godfather_

I play games for their single player experience. if this game won't have one, than I don't care for PC version..

Adenosine
Adenosine

Wow, they're not even trying anymore. They don't even give little stories about how they're spending the extra time to optimize the game for the PC, they're not even saying it's to fix bugs or add features to the PC version! They're just saying "Well, you're a PC gamer? Fark you!" Somehow, I'm wishing they still truly believe that delaying the release date of the PC version will "somehow lessen" the effects of piracy, because if not, then they just really think that PC gamers don't deserve to enjoy the game on the same date as of their console gamer brothers and sisters.

tahashaikh15
tahashaikh15

2 months... 2 MONTHS after the console release thats like an year for me.There has to be something new in the pc version.

Reyveign
Reyveign

@shansss123 Yes.... do a little research. It has it's own story that you can play offline.

aamir69
aamir69

Oh really? that's very nice. When i pre ordered this game it didn't mention over there that we will be 'inf*ckted' two months later. Hope its worth the wait

3v1LR0n1N
3v1LR0n1N

now back to the topic here: :P I am not really a PC gamer (STARCRAFT!!!!) but I do feel PC gamers usually get the short end as far as releases and ports. it's finally nice to see that the PC gamers are getting something first for a change. though I a m getting the 360 version I can't wait to play it. edit: when i said getting something first i am refering to other games such as the witcher 2... edit:edit:might be a bad example but i typed it in like 15 seconds

3v1LR0n1N
3v1LR0n1N

@shansss123 I hope so, It honestly wouldn't feel 100% like RE without a SP campaign. maybe i have a soft spot for not skipping story stuff.

3v1LR0n1N
3v1LR0n1N

@MKrutko I am a BIG RE fan (literally have every version of the original... for example) and i consider RE4 and RE5 are as true to the series as say RE 1 2 and 3 was... except without the static camera and slightly more dangerous and slightly more intelligent enemies (nothing wrong with that as long as it keeps with the whole "biohazard" thing) I got nothing against zombies , in fact I can't wait to seee them take (mostly) center stage in RE6, and in my humble opinion if it isnt made by capcom, AND isn't part of the series fiction, then it isnt RE....I am specifically looking at the live action movies... the CG ones were good AND part of the series fiction (so were the 2 survivor games though :P which werent as much bad as they were disappointing). so MKrutko a true RE fan really knows RE4 pushed the series forward... not really killing the "formula" as you say.... just try to beat the game without buying stuff and you'll see what i mean. kinda the same with RE5....kinda

dynomitemasta
dynomitemasta

I hate the direction the series is going with all the co-op and multi-player, but I also realize that this is a spin off in the RE universe... I just wish that the numbered games would go back to it's roots in a few ways... the isolationism, the sound ( or lack there of ) the pop in shocks, now those I miss... they aren't possible though when you can hear Chris's weapon belt chattering from a mile away ( it sounds like a school janitor running with the giant set of keys on his belt that they have) there was an extreme lack of ambient sound in the early games which was very effective. Maybe in RE6 Leon will have both pockets filled with change and ride a bicycle with playing cards in the spokes, crack his gum and knuckles while his annoying partner, well, is just annoying. I have more hope for the new SH.

dinosaur-123
dinosaur-123

too bad the zombie surrival theme is broken these days hope that RE 6 lives up to the wait ... and if they don't ( and pull out a RE 5 ) will be just playing The Last of Us ( Naughty dog's zombie game )

slayerSS-3
slayerSS-3

@Marky360 WTF clearly if you think that the movies are good or have something in common with the RE you are far from reality, the movies are worst than this and RE5 together lol. And not, resident evil was never a shooter(except for the spin off gunsurvivors that sucks so much) Don't make me laugh man-- @MKrutko Amen

MKrutko
MKrutko

@Marky360 Any true Resident Evil fan knows that Resident Evil 4 killed the franchise formula everyone knew and loved. I don't mind having a camera on my back and the controls being optimized for a more modern age. But when you take out having to ration health, ammunition and even how many times you can save, also the puzzle aspect, you truly have lost what Resident Evil is.

Marky360
Marky360

@slayerSS-3 Dude I've been playing Resident Evil since Playstation so don't tell me that I ain't no true Resident Evil Fan. You mad cause Resident Evil 5 was a third-person shooter uh hello I don't know if u know this or not but shooting has been apart of Resident Evil since the beginning what do u think this is Silent Hill. Honestly hate it when ppl come from watching those stupid Resident Evil movies and all of a sudden think there true fans of the series.

cryingdevil63
cryingdevil63

We better get some exclusive content like with RE 5,for waiting 2 damn months to get my hands on this game

jedstuhr
jedstuhr

@nyryan125....TOTALLY agree...but why stop at part 2 for a REmake...let's do part 3 and code:veronica as well. Pity the only "REmake we got was just a light-gun shooter (although fun) for the Wii. Hm, I guess while they're at it, they should make a Resident Evil solely focused on the "Operation Javier" or the "Umbrella's End" (maybe combine the 2 somehow). To be honest, so long as even a Wiimake of RE: Revelations comes out for the Wii, I'll be completely content. W/ the exception of Revelations, RE has strayed too far away from what it originally was....a "Survival Horror" game

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

@supertom221 Why would you blow it up on the big screen when it's been designed to be played on the much smaller 3DS screen, that would defeat the object of the game entirely. Blow any game up past a certain size and visuals will deteriorate. Proportionately, I standby my statement, Revelations seems to look better visually then this (in each respective resolution). Play it and honestly tell me I'm wrong.

shansss123
shansss123

is there single player story mode also????

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supertom221
supertom221

@MEDzZ3RO I agree. This game could've been more interesting without shaming the RE brand, but it might turn out good, hunting Leon actually seems a cool concept, unlike Revengance, which is just a Cyborg Bayonetta no matter how you try to look at it. But Revelations absolutely can't be graphically better. It's not possible, don't be silly. You think it looks good because you play it on a 3.53 inch screen with 800 x 240 resolution (400 for each eye). Stretch it to 1280 x 720 and 1650x 1080 on a 32"inch screen and it will look like crap and dung.