Resident Evil 6 preorders can get Umbrella umbrella

Capcom enticing customers to buy direct from its online store with iconic red-and-white parasol of survival horror series' nefarious corporation.

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Resident Evil players have spent decades trying to bring the evil Umbrella corporation down and expose its sinister secrets, but now they can help promote the brand as well. Capcom today announced that preorders for Resident Evil 6 placed through its online storefront will receive a free umbrella decorated with the familiar red-and-white Umbrella logo.

The official Umbrella umbrella. Alphabet viruses not included. We hope.

Set for release October 2, Resident Evil 6 will take place across the US, Eastern Europe, and China, and stars series stalwarts Leon Kennedy and Chris Redfield, plus cynical mercenary Jake Muller, son of one Albert Wesker. As for multiplayer, the game will take a page from titles like Journey and Demon's Souls, featuring a more subtle form of multiplayer woven into the single-player mode.

Capcom expects the game to be the best-selling title in company history, projecting the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC game to sell 7 million copies worldwide. Currently, Capcom's best-selling title of all time is the Super Nintendo edition of Street Fighter II, which sold 6.3 million copies. The last main entry in the survival horror series, 2009's Resident Evil 5, sold 5.8 million units worldwide, good enough to be the company's second-best-selling game to date.

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

Discussion

92 comments
SS_Gokou
SS_Gokou

After how many games they only thought about this now? It's about time! (For them to release the umbrella) :D

rodman1
rodman1

Yea...How about offering the PC version. Not wasting my time on a blury, sluggish controls, all at 720p at 30fps...Really? Don't waste our time on the console versions..Unless the consoles will run in DX 10 or 11 in 4x AA@60fps in full/real 1080P. Sorry, facts are facts.

Henninger
Henninger

Damn i want 1. I preordered my game thru Best Buy though. Oh well. Judging by the comments though, it seems that i can find it elsewhere so i'll look around.

KrnDuDe
KrnDuDe

Under my umbrella~ Ella ella, ay ay ay~

pqwoei
pqwoei

So if you pre-order the game you get to use what claire used as a weapon in Resident Evil Degeneration, weird pre-order incentive

samantha_sneez
samantha_sneez

That's okay. Capcom, make a decent RE game first, then I might consider a pre-order. Other than the shameful sequels that you guys keep prodcuing, then there's nothing left to this once great franchise.

servb0ts
servb0ts

I'm not even a RE fan, and this tactics is shaming the series. smh

Gazz64
Gazz64

If it came with a vile of actual T-virus and a Las Plagas parasite in a jar then I might consider it

BlackLense
BlackLense

They should give white rain suits with Umbrella logo instead. That would be awesome.

staranise
staranise

give me Jill`s RE3 panties or Chris` briefs in RE1 instead ( ´∀`)

rising_k
rising_k

An umbrella? No thanks, give me leatherhead's chainsaw instead.

polterdice
polterdice

Criticize all you want, but this is more likely to make me preorder than any announced DLC skins, maps, or missions.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

An umbrella?  Wow, that is all I have ever wanted!

pokecharm
pokecharm

that isn't really much of an extra, but at least its practical.

TTDog
TTDog

Judging from early previews and videos the chances are the umbrella will be more fun to play with than the game.

franzito
franzito

WHOA, WHOA, WHOA, WHAT THE HELL!?!? Seems fun but... I don't know! I usually lose my umbrellas...

Ryouji_kaji
Ryouji_kaji

These are so old, I already have one too.

 

We had them at our store when we openned about 5 years ago and we couldn't shift them. Ended up giving them away a few of years down the line.

 

Capcom are probably only giving them away because they found them gavering dust in their warehouse. Thought they would hjave tried a little harder, but it is Capcom. Still I suppose you shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth.

InquisitorCrox
InquisitorCrox

I still remember the logo on a PC Chris opened in Resi one, with Umbrella's logo and the characteristic sound effects, o, those where the times...

reiko_sawamura
reiko_sawamura

Has anyone else pointed out that you've been able to buy this from online retailers for years now?

Vodoo
Vodoo

Make it Adda Wongs' panties and you got a deal!

exedeath
exedeath

Well now it looks like I have to cancel my preorder from gamestop, and do it online. I want that umbrella. I am a sucker for this kind of stuff, and that is why I need a bigger house. If there is a game I want, I have to have everything possible that comes with it. I hope gamestop doesn't come out with anything for the preorders, cause then I would have to buy 2 copies of this.

Eraldus
Eraldus

lol, just lol...

 

Is Crapcom getting that desperate already?

leeko_link
leeko_link

First it's Leon's leather jacket, now it's Umbrella's umbrella. So what's next Albert's sunglasses, Chris's boots, Jill's S.T.A.R.S. cap, etc?

Pr0ving4Gr0undz
Pr0ving4Gr0undz

You can stand under my umbrella's umbrella ella ella eh eh eh...

sortajan
sortajan

inc. surge in umbrella auctions on ebay

KumaTenshi29
KumaTenshi29

I'm going to laugh when this does not reach their expected sales target. Not that I'm saying it won't sell, quite obviously it will, but their reputation has been badly tarnished this year and they're crazy if they think this game is going to be the best selling ever with intial buzz about it being not that great. I myself am waiting on this one, I may pick it up near the end of the year or next year after the DLC is well known and priced and I know exactly I'm getting. Not pre ordering a damn thing from Cashcom.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Sorry but the next games I plan on buying are Far Cry 3, X-Com: Enemy Unknown and Rainbow 6: Patriots [if it isn't too bad that is] and Hitmanm Absolution....I have a few pother games on my hit list I will be getting day one like Torchlight II, have it pre-ordered on Steam, can't wait for that....

IDK, this game just looks like it's lost what RE was about....it was never about movement or what weapons you could get, it was about feeling isolated, trapped knowing you don't have enough to keep you going forever and not too sure when help arrives if help arrives.....relying on wits to get you through not being like every other third person cover based shooter......

I could be wrong, the game could end up surprising a lot of people [if that happens I'll buy it] but I don't see it happening at this point.....Prove me wrong Capcom, I dare you....

SDBusDriver1979
SDBusDriver1979

Change one of those umbrellas to Chronicles and then I think we have a good deal.

cheamo
cheamo

Hilarious giveaway, not that I pre-order very often.

Nano1124
Nano1124

Ahh well, I already pre-ordered from GameStop.

RE2LeonS
RE2LeonS

To be honest, I'm sure it's made out of the cheapest fibers. When I pre ordered the RE5 collectors edition, it came with a bag and that bag was so flimsy and so weak that it if anything heavy were to be put in it, it would rip out through the bottom.

WhitedogRT
WhitedogRT

Capcom did not announce this today. This is old news, their website has had this listed as a preorder bonus for over 2 months now. Still it's awesome though.

hotdiddykong
hotdiddykong

 @rodman1

Your a PC gamer, we get it, but dont act like your "Superior" or better than those who want to play on consoles

fasteddy_1
fasteddy_1

 @samantha_sneez

 Resident Evil 4 was an amazing game when it first launched on the Gamecube. Of course you're not comparing it to todays standards.

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

I'm not to fussed about the DLC situation, but as a Resi fan I'm pretty hesitant on this one. RE4 was a great action game with good atmosphere. RE5 was just RE4 with annoying co-op partner and less atmosphere.  If the Leon campaign was the whole game I'd be keen for RE:6 since it seems focussed on atmosphere and tension and old school zombies. But the other 2/3's of the game doesn't sit well with me.

 

I have nothing against action games but it pains me to see unique games merging towards generic action just for a slice of the sales pie.