Capcom has released it’s official E3 cinematic trailer for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City! Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City will be a squad-based shooter where the player can take the controls of one of four members of an Umbrella special forces unit.
The game takes place during the events of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, and is set in Raccoon City, whose residents have been turned into zombies after an outbreak of the T-virus, a biological weapon illegally developed by the pharmaceutical company Umbrella. The story is a reinterpretation of the events that occured in the original games, changing certain facts in the series. Players will take the role of either an officer of the Umbrella Security Service (USS), or a member of a United States Special Operations task-force. Both have vastly different objectives: Members of the USS are tasked with destroying evidence of Umbrella’s illegal activities, including killing survivors of the outbreak, while the Special Operations team has to expose the actions of the company. Operation Raccoon City will allow the player to make decisions that could have major repercussions on the series’ storyline, such as causing the death of Resident Evil 2 protagonist Leon S. Kennedy.