Update: I was unfortunately not aware of Shamus Young's severe criticism of Fallout 3 available here to link in the original piece and I regret that. It dovetails rather nicely with what I've written and it's much better executed than my piece. I strongly recommend anyone...
Capcom just sent over an official press release officially making Resident Evil's official sequel official.... official Resident Evil 6 official, official.
SO YEAH, Resident Evil 6 is coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 on November 20th, 2012 with a PC version to come later. Set 10 years since the Raccoon City incident, Resident Evil 6 puts Leon S Kennedy and Chris Redfield together for the first time:
The President of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what took place in the belief that it will curb the current resurgence in bioterrorist activity. Due to be by the President's side is his personal friend and Raccoon City survivor, Leon S. Kennedy, but when the venue suffers a bioterrorist attack, Leon is force to face a President transformed beyond recognition and make his hardest ever decision. At the same time, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member Chris Redfield arrives in China, itself under threat of a bioterrorist attack. With no country safe from these attacks and the ensuing outbreaks, the entire world's population is united by a common fear and there is no hope left.
Ahhhh, get it?! Like the whole viral campaign they have going on?! Katsuhiko Ichii, Head of R&D and Global Marketing has said:
Resident Evil 6 represents a giant stride forward in the evolution of the series. The development team, led by Hiroyuki Kobayashi, is working tirelessly to deliver the most impressive Resident Evil title ever both in terms of scope and production values. We are all genuinely excited by the title and cannot wait to share it with the world.
Nick Tan will be at Capcom's Fright Night later this evening and hopefully scaring up some further details.