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After Resident Evil 5, fans were unsure of what direction the next game could go in; Resident Evil 5 tied up many loose ends that existed since the first Resident Evil, providing finality to much of the series’ plot. While some fans expected a reboot of the series, Resident Evil 6 goes in the opposite direction by starting a new storyline with the same cast of characters. Series’ veterans Chris Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy return in what looks to be a new story arc for the Resident Evil series. When viruses start mutating the population in two different countries, it’s up to both characters to stop the virus and figure out who is spreading it. Fan favorite characters such as Sherry Birkin and Ashley Graham also return, giving all Resident Evil fans a reason to check Resident Evil 6 out when it releases on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

At the beginning of the game, players choose their protagonist—a feature that hasn’t been seen since Resident Evil 2. However, unlike Resident Evil 2, where both characters explored the same parts of Raccoon City, Resident Evil 6 sends Leon and Chris to opposite ends of the globe. Leon is in Washington D.C., during a viral outbreak of the zombie variety, while Chris is in China, handling a viral outbreak reminiscent of the Majini variety seen during Resident Evil 4 and 5.

To accompany the fact that there are two very different outbreaks occurring, the gameplay for each character will be different as well. Playing as Leon will be akin to the gameplay of Resident Evil 1 through 3 while playing as Chris will be akin to the gameplay of Resident Evil 4 and 5. In addition, multiplayer will also be offered, offering replayability to Resident Evil 6 once the two stories are completed.

Resident Evil 6 is set for release on November 20th, 2012. Fans of both the classic Resident Evil games along with fans of the newer entries will find something to love in this latest installment.

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