Resident Evil 6 drops to $10 on Amazon

Online retailer now selling Capcom's zombie action game at major markdown; former marketing boss says next game in series will be aimed at core fans.

Capcom's zombie action shooter Resident Evil 6 is available through Amazon today for $10. Meanwhile, GameStop is offering the title for $20.

Resident Evil 6 launched in October 2012 and was met with mixed review scores. Capcom shipped 5 million copies of the game, but said various "challenges" and "inadequate organizational collaboration" led to the title performing under expectation.

Resident Evil 6 will be featured in the newly announced Capcom Essentials pack, due for release in October.

Separately, former Capcom marketing boss Michael Pattison told MCV that the next entry in the Resident Evil series is likely to return to the franchise's roots.

"We have obviously seen the consumer response and the PR response," Pattison said of Resident Evil 6. "You'll find where we go next will likely be more targeted at our core fanbase."

For more on Resident Evil 6, check out GameSpot's review.

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firedrakes
firedrakes

story suck. the weapon mods used in game. like laser sights etc are usless due to cannot use them in camera system they have . love the inventory system. and i can reload now with out going into it. . most hated thing was the god awful save system.

hell thor god of thunder had a better one then this .

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

Besides the gameplay being nothing special, the storyline practically went nowhere.

NightFox313
NightFox313

I just hope RE brings back the puzzles so that it limits all of the mindless shooting action AND gives you time to think. I mean, RE5 had its puzzles but so many of them had you surrounded by zombies during them. How am I supposed to think when I'm constantly mowing down things?

That, and the puzzles from RE5 made me feel like I was playing Tomb Raider.

darkcomedian
darkcomedian

Wasn't 6 supposed to "bring the horror back"?

-Fromage-
-Fromage-

Drop 5 more dollars off and then I will buy it.

Garm31
Garm31

Please remove the co-op. It's contributing to the fact that game not scary when you have somebody with you. I blame Gears of War for this shit.

Garm31
Garm31

The Last OF US has reinvented the survival horror game for the modern gaming era. All Capcom have to do is copy it.

Stickman2119
Stickman2119

I liked this game, but i jus got dodne playing Revelations.. And its WAY better, it was like the good ole days RE!

alucardswrath
alucardswrath

This $10 thing is just to make room for the  (Resident Evil 6 Directors Cut.....so cut that the director hasn't even seen it Edition)

Emma_R
Emma_R

Last of Us took the torch from RE.

RE is dead.

wexorian
wexorian

Well Franchise downfall began after they released 4th Ugly overhyped Non scary game.

Asian_Gamer
Asian_Gamer

It would be impressive if they could go back to the style of the core/original series, but like yall said, we shouldn't be having high hopes just yet..

killip
killip

We've heard Capcom spit the same words out time and time again. 

I hope they do actually go back to basics, but at this point I'm not holding my breath.

It would also be nice to see some new characters, rather than playing as Leon or Chris for the umpteenth time.

DVONvX
DVONvX

Bad things happen to companies who ignore their core base (looking at you Capcom, Square Enix, and Microsoft).

Bubble_Man
Bubble_Man

And that's STILL more than it's worth.

theonlyreega
theonlyreega

They tried to make everyone happy by dividing the campaigns for variety and that resulted in no one being happy.

slikjohnson
slikjohnson

Can't w8 for capcom to release the next RE game and it be exactly like the originals. Because guess what will happen only the hard core fans are going to like it everyone else will go "wtf why can't i move the camera? Where are the plagas? how come i have to manage inventory? These fucking controls suck i can't move and shoot? wtf is a puzzle? This fucking game sucks i just want to shoot zombies!!" 

Then capcom will say "you know what fuck it just end the franchise we just can't please these picky whiny bitches."

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@darkcomedian The game was more or less action, even within the eyes of Leon & Ada. It just returned zombies and the kind of mutants we remember from the 32-bit series with a different twist.

Game has its flaws, but not as bad as many make it out to be.

Though I hope the next one has no QTE sections. It was the worst part of the game, followed by the Chris campaign.

Garm31
Garm31

@Stickman2119 Revelations is over rated. Better then 5+6, but the constant swapping of characters, short levels and poor enemy design. disappointed me.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@wexorian Seriously? My favourite is REmake but 4 was excellent! If you don't like it just keep walking fella. This is clearly not the place for your taste. 

Resi 4 was likely the last game to hit all merits, even with its lack of puzzles & scares.. 

Nah-nah... Horrible comment on your behalf regarding a gaming classic, ghastly. 

GameBeaten
GameBeaten

@killip Things with Chris, Leon, and the rest of the gang should have been resolved in RE5 and RE6 and then we could of had a more fresh story line. But no, we still have things unresolved. Plus unnecessary crap like Wesker having a son. At least we found out what the fuck happened to Sherry.

I say Resident Evil has one of the most poorly continued stories in gaming.

roman4545
roman4545

@DVONvXActivision ? why its not on the list ? and by the way... they also ignoring their core base but still doing so doing well... ?

gantarat
gantarat

@theonlyreega 

Leon Campaign : Too Many QTE

Chirs Campaign : Very Lack of Ammo And Cover System Suck

Jake Campaign :  Vehicles Segment ?

Ada Campaign : Stealth segment ?

G4m3r0uTL4wZ
G4m3r0uTL4wZ

@slikjohnson But I want those controls,puzzles,limited inventory back. Old times WERE the best and still are. Shit we get nowadays like RE6,the new Tomb Raider,Crap of Us arent games theyre fucking shallow interactive movie experiences.

commanderxp90
commanderxp90

I can't wait for next re just like re revelation game. I hope they better not ruin every gamers life.

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

@slikjohnson Going back to its roots doesn't necessarily mean tank controls and no moving or shooting.


Emma_R
Emma_R

Last of Us is survival horror.

RE is action game.

Nuff said.

Garm31
Garm31

@wexorian Where's the HATE button Gamespot. Please introduce it.

Garm31
Garm31

@gantarat@theonlyreega

Leon Campaign :Frequent cutscenes and QTEs

Chris Campaign :Frequent cutscenes and QTEs

Jake Campaign :  Frequent cutscenes and QTEs

Ada Campaign :  Frequent cutscenes and QTEs

 

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@hatieshorrer I enjoyed some bosses, like many of Leons and the unique boss in Adas campaign. 

G4m3r0uTL4wZ
G4m3r0uTL4wZ

@Garm31 @Stickman2119 Except for the fact Clickers are ''Deadly'' Last of Us is just another generic shallow interactive movie experience with forced A.I partners,linearity,over abundance of cutscenes and,once again,shallow gameplay. Watching the same choke animation over n over again or using a shiv to stab every single clickers is lame and NOT survival horror. Theres way too many checkpoints and saves removing all kind of tension. You die on a encounter you respawn right before stabing the enemy that killed you. Ink ribbons in RE were scarce and printers were in limited areas. You couldnt simply ''try something'' just to die and respawn.  We dont need more hand-holding games with forced A.I partners just for more dialogues and story plot holes. I want to experience,find and discover by myself. Last of Us has none of that. 

Garm31
Garm31

@Stickman2119 @Garm31 Go ahead and treat yourself. May as well buy buy one. A lot of PS3 exclusives begging to be played.

Garm31
Garm31

@Stickman2119 @Garm31 Your missing out on great game. The clickers can kill you with one bite, and they are terrifying. It forces the player to think before acting.

Stickman2119
Stickman2119

@Garm31 I heard the next series is going back to "old school survival horror" so we will see. I have heard good thing about last of us, but i don't thing it came out on 360 if i remember correct

Garm31
Garm31

@Stickman2119 @Garm31 For future titles they should bring back the puzzles, item scarcity and make the enemies deadly. Even the zombies should be terrifying, like one bite infects you, and the second kills you. Use the last of us combat system and the fear that clickers put in us.  

G4m3r0uTL4wZ
G4m3r0uTL4wZ

@banderweir @Garm31 @wexorian RE4 is a joke. I was carrying more than 100 handgun bullets,50 shotguns shells,plenty of mixed herbs and nades even on the fucking hard mode that they  first forced me to play through normal to unlock. RE4 is a disgrace to the franchise and the downfall of it. Controls are good for 12 years old sissy casual kids who want action-packed trash that is NOT survval horror.

banderweir
banderweir

@Garm31 @wexorian RE4 was my favorite by far, controls were (finally) massively improved, definitely had the creepy factor, or at least the castle level did.