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Resident Evil 6 will reboot series

Resident Evil 6 will reboot series

According to Capcom producer Jun Takeuchi, Resident Evil 5 will be the last game like it in the series.

As the release of Resident Evil 5 starts to loom ever closer, Capcom has been eager to let everyone know that it definitely won't be the last game in the long-running series.

One thing nobody expected though is that it might be the last game of its type in the series and that the next game will be a complete reboot for the franchise.

According to 1-UP though, that's exactly what's on the cards. Resident Evil 5 producer Jun Takeuchi has been talking about plans for the next title and has apparently confirmed that the next Resident Evil game will be something totally new.

"Resident Evil 5 is practically guaranteed to be the last of its kind," said 1-UP. "Takeuchi assured us that a reboot is in order for the inevitable Resident Evil 6."

What exactly this reboot may constitute hasn't been elaborated on at all yet, so it's entirely possible that the news could be as underwhelming as a new control system or swapping zombies out for ghosts. On the other hand though, it could be something a lot more different and dramatic - epic-level zombie-defense RTS, anyone?

There's still a good week or two until the release of Resident Evil 5, though the playable demo is currently available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. In the mean time, why not share your speculations on the forums?

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Fod 24th February 2009, 13:19 Quote
when people use the word 'reboot' in an entertainment context i'm always reminded of that awesome CITV cartoon.

that was so cool.
UrbanMarine 24th February 2009, 13:24 Quote
I hope they don't destroy the RE story even more.
[PUNK] crompers 24th February 2009, 13:49 Quote
RE is a cash cow, the games have been decent enough so far but you cant expect keeping the story to be top of capcom's priorities
Tokukachi 24th February 2009, 13:54 Quote
I hope the new series has decent controls, as the current ones make what could be an awesome game, wank
Jack_Pepsi 24th February 2009, 14:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by Fod
when people use the word 'reboot' in an entertainment context i'm always reminded of that awesome CITV cartoon.

that was so cool.

Mega binary idea!

:D
Major 24th February 2009, 14:45 Quote
Can't wait for RE5.
MajorTom 24th February 2009, 15:42 Quote
Did the RE5 demo bore anyone else?
Bauul 24th February 2009, 15:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jack_Pepsi
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fod
when people use the word 'reboot' in an entertainment context i'm always reminded of that awesome CITV cartoon.

that was so cool.

Mega binary idea!

:D

Any children's program that has the guts to end Season 2 by having a seemingly unstoppable horde of soul sucking aliens being finally defeated by the hero, only to have his arch-nemesis banish him to the nether along with the aliens gets an A+ from my book. Up there with Optimus Prime's death in terms of stomach clenching.
Lepermessiah 24th February 2009, 16:09 Quote
Hope so, Re5 = dissappointing.
devdevil85 24th February 2009, 17:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by MajorTom
Did the RE5 demo bore anyone else?
It was ok. Nothing to write home about. A friend of mine couldn't even beat the second level.
UrbanMarine 24th February 2009, 17:42 Quote
I miss the creepy mansion with puzzles :( Come on next-gen remakes lol FF7 & RE1.
wafflesomd 24th February 2009, 18:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by Lepermessiah
Hope so, Re5 = dissappointing.

It's not even out yet...

Controls are fine.

"You can't move and shoot" You have never been able to do that. It's RE. I swear to god, if you people ruin this series with your stupid complaints...
Mr Mario 24th February 2009, 20:06 Quote
Zombie RTS is like the best idea ever! *fingers crossed*
FatMikel 24th February 2009, 23:00 Quote
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Originally Posted by UrbanMarine
I miss the creepy mansion with puzzles :( Come on next-gen remakes lol FF7 & RE1.

Nah, the RE1 + RE Zero remakes on the Gamecube were brilliant. They should have done RE2 and RE Nemesis in the same way. :(
LordPyrinc 25th February 2009, 03:34 Quote
"Reboot" huh? Perhaps this means the game will be so buggy that it will cause your system to magically reboot in the middle of slaughtering zombies.
dyzophoria 25th February 2009, 05:17 Quote
the game is fine imho, but there are just too many RE sequels, prequels or anything related to the franchise at the time being for me
UrbanMarine 25th February 2009, 13:41 Quote
RE is one of those games that already had a preset storyline. Final Fantasy and Metal Gear were the same way.

The acccident and discovery (RE1). The spead, the effects and mutations (RE2), The attempted cover up (RE3). The chase for Wesker and the formal introduction of the Ashford family (RE:CV). The fall of Umbrella and rescue story (sucked)(RE4). Intro to the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance, Tricell Pharmaceutical Company, Weskers return and former Umbrella key players (RE5).
Lepermessiah 25th February 2009, 14:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by wafflesomd
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lepermessiah
Hope so, Re5 = dissappointing.

It's not even out yet...

Controls are fine.

"You can't move and shoot" You have never been able to do that. It's RE. I swear to god, if you people ruin this series with your stupid complaints...

Did I mention controls, and no, theya re NOT fine, it was fine when it was acvtion horror, for a coop action game that it has become it is slow, clunky and un-intuitive. I read several dissappointing previews and the demo was enough to know it is not good.
Lepermessiah 25th February 2009, 14:13 Quote
Games change, and the controls don't to match its gameplay? It is blind sheep like you that keep series from evolving, and we get stuck with lack lustre sequels, blind sheep, Baahh, Baaah.
Major 25th February 2009, 14:40 Quote
Whats wrong with the controls? They are fine. Simple and easy to use.
Perforated 25th February 2009, 15:56 Quote
I can't remember the last non-handheld game I bought... of those, RE2 was the last resi-proper (not counting Survivor). I've never really been interested in RTS.

I would, however, buy a zombie defense RTS in a heartbeat. That sounds godly.
UrbanMarine 25th February 2009, 15:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by Major
Whats wrong with the controls? They are fine. Simple and easy to use.

It's a run and gun world now :(
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