It's not clear what's going on at beleaguered Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and SOCOM developer Slant Six games, but things do not look good.
Travel to London, shoot virtual zombies.
13th April 2012
2nd April 2012
21st March 2012
21st March 2012
20th March 2012
20th March 2012
15th March 2012
5th March 2012
5th March 2012
24th February 2012
12th January 2012
9th January 2012
16th December 2011
31st October 2011
31st October 2011
28th October 2011
8th June 2011
6th June 2011
10th May 2011
14th April 2011
24th March 2011
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and SOCOM developer Slant Six Games seems to be in dire straits as it just instituted a round of temporary layoffs.
Slant Six Games, the developer of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, has launched Galactic Reign - a new sci-fi battler for Windows devices.
Dragon's Dogma sales are 1.05 million, according to Capcom's bright and cheery April-June 2012 financial report.
Patches for Capcom games Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and Street Fighter x Tekken are now available.
The REORC patch includes fixes for the game's multiplayer and AI.
The notes, as rounded up by Capcom's community manager on Capcom Unity:
Slant Six, the Canadian studio behind critically-mauled zombie shooter Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, has shed more than a quarter of its payroll in a round of redundancies.
Widely-loathed zombie shooter Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City has sold around 2 million units worldwide since launch.
According to Capcom's annual financial report out today, the Slant Six-developed title had sold 1.7 million units as of 31st March. Add the 269,000 it managed in its first week on sale in Japan during April, as well as another five weeks of trading in the US and Europe and that should put it comfortably over the 2 million mark.
The publisher also confirmed a few other of its releases from the past 12 months have made it into seven figures. Monster Hunter Tri G has moved 1.6 million on 3DS in Japan alone, while Street Fighter X Tekken has managed 1.4 million since its launch back in March.
Spin-off zombie shooter Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City has entered the Japanese software chart at number one in its debut week.
The results for March video game sales in the US are in: Mass Effect 3 won! And by quite a distance.
BioWare's trilogy-ending space RPG sold double what Mass Effect 2 managed during its opening month of January 2010, number-cruncher NPD revealed.
Remember, however, that Mass Effect 2 launched on two machines, PC and Xbox 360, and Mass Effect 3 launched on three: PC, PS3, Xbox 360.
Resident Evil: Raccoon City developer Slant Six was working on a Star Wars: Battlefront sequel, according to hidden files unearthed on Raccoon City's disc.
The data (uncovered by BetaGames and posted on NeoGAF) contains in-progress artwork for a Hoth level, hidden in a folder named "Luke". A character model showing Luke in his orange pilot jumpsuit is also viewable.
"It is the morning of the Imperial assault on the Rebel base on Hoth," reads a chunk of text viewable on the concept art. "The wreckage of a downed Victory Class Star Destroyer is the setting for one of the first battles over Echo Base and the future of the Rebellion hangs in the balance."
FIFA Street has scored a second week on top of the UK all formats chart. It managed the feat despite a 44 per cent drop in sales.
Slant Six, the Canadian developer behind Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City has offered its take on the lukewarm critical response to the spin-off shooter.
The survival horror market is too small for Resident Evil, Capcom has admitted.
Resident Evil: Raccoon City developer Slant Six Games has announced its next project will be a sci-fi game named Strata Scavenger.
The title is scheduled for release sometime in 2013. No platforms have been confirmed.
Details on Strata Scavenger's genre and setting remain under wraps, although artwork from the game shows a futuristic hovering aircraft in a moody sci-fi location.
The Resident Evil series is not generally known for its spin-offs, and with good reason. Promising concepts like Outbreak (eight-player co-op in an infested city!) end up as lukewarm compromises, and even the Wii's on-rails shooters topped out at decent. With Operation Raccoon City, a co-op run-and-gunner set during the events of Resident Evil 2 and 3, the time has surely come for something better.
Keep on dreaming. Operation Raccoon City is an under-designed and under-produced nightmare, a game that delivers the bare minimum in every category and stops right there. Its campaign is played in teams of four online (AIs fill gaps, but never revive players and rarely kill stuff) and, over seven missions, takes this forgettable clean-up crew of spec ops soldiers on a whistle-stop tour of Raccoon City 'highlights'.
Both of the original games this setting draws from, Resident Evil 2 in particular, show how spectacular Capcom's early 3D environmental design was. In Resi 2, almost every room has a story implied by its details. Operation Raccoon City handles this kind of example with careless hands; even the environments it recreates directly are shorn of the little touches that brought them alive.
Capcom has released a companion app for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City named Zombie Hunt, allowing you to shoot zombies via augmented reality tech.
Capcom has announced initial DLC plans for impending squad shooter spin-off Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.
A free US Spec Ops mission will be available to download on 11th April - a few weeks after the game's 23rd March release date.
The expansion sees the aforementioned team deploy to Raccoon City to learn the truth behind the Resident Evil 2 virus outbreak. The announcement blurb mentions that you'll bump into a "familiar face" and be able to re-visit the moment Jill Valentine first encounters Nemesis from Resident Evil 3.
Update: Capcom has issued Eurogamer a statement.
The Xbox 360 version of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City has an exclusive multiplayer mode.
Nemesis Mode, an Xbox 360 exclusive competitive multiplayer mode, sees the USS compete against the Spec Ops in an eight-player high score battle.
The twist is you're able to control Nemesis, the big, bulky bad guy from Resident Evil 3. To do so, track down the control unit, then order him about.
UK retailer GAME's current financial troubles won't impact sales of forthcoming Resident Evil spin-off Operation Raccoon City, reckons publisher Capcom.
The PC version of Resident Evil: Raccoon City will launch on 18th May in the UK, publisher Capcom has announced.
That's almost two months after the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions, which arrive on 23rd March.
No reason was given for the late arrival of the PC version, although Capcom mentioned the title will include NVIDIA 3D Vision support.
Brutal new gameplay from the co-op shooter spin-off.
Umbrella's involvement unfolds.
The Achievement list for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City has leaked online, courtesy of Xbox360Achievements. PlayStation 3 Trophies are, presumably, the same.
What appears to be a viral website campaign has set tongues wagging that Capcom is preparing to unveil a new Resident Evil title.
Capcom has announced Heroes Mode for Resident Evil third-person shooter spin-off Operation Raccoon City.
Resident Evil fans will be able to sample upcoming shooter spin-off Operation Raccoon City on Saturday 26th November, Capcom has announced.
Third-person action shooter Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is a response to fans who complained about the controls in past Resident Evil games, Capcom has said.
Out next March.
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City launches in Europe on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on 23rd March 2012, Capcom has announced.
The PC Games for Windows version is "to follow", Capcom said.
Operation Raccoon City is an action third-person shooter with a four-player co-op campaign and eight player competitive multiplayer.
Capcom has insisted it remains confident in third-person shooter Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City despite downgrading its projected sales figures for the game by half a million units.
You need to forget the name. Which is quite difficult, given that the story of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City plays on the second and third games in Capcom's long-running series.
This time, you're playing as the bad guys: Umbrella Corp's USS Black Ops team, sent in to destroy any evidence of the company's illegal activities. And that evidence includes anyone who might want the truth to be outed.
Removing the franchise's history from your mind is important, though, because this isn't Resident Evil as we know it. Instead, for all intents and purposes, it's a strange hybrid, a third-person cover-shooter that sees you blasting, kicking and punching your way through hordes of zombies and enemy forces, across a series of dark and dingy story-driven levels, as part of a team of four.
Capcom has lowered its sales expectations for impending franchise spin-off Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.
As seen in its recent financial report, it predicts the Slant Six-developed squad shooter will move two million copies. Six months ago it had it pegged for 2.5 million.
Its guidance for action RPG Dragon's Dogma and beat 'em up crossover Street Fighter X Tekken remains unchanged at 1.5 million and two million respectively.
If Capcom decided to only make survival horror-orientated Resident Evil games, fans would soon tire of the franchise, so says series producer Masachika Kawata.
Resident Evil film mastermind Paul WS Anderson has blasted Hollywood directors for "not knowing" the games their film adaptations are based on.
The next Resident Evil movie is subtitled Retribution and some scenes will be filmed in Tokyo, according to series star Milla Jovovich.
Capcom has high hopes for its upcoming games.
It's projected big sales for Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City, Street Fighter x Tekken, Dragon's Dogma and Dead Rising 2 Off the Record.
Third-person co-op and competitive shooter Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City will shift 2.5 million units worldwide, Capcom reckons.
Welcome to Cheap This Week! We already tell you which games are out this week, so we thought we'd try bringing you a weekly roundup of the best deals in gaming as well. Look out for Cheap This Week each Wednesday.
The next full entry in the Resident Evil series will see the franchise getting a comprehensive makeover, Capcom has revealed.
Capcom's Resident Evil producers reckon team-based third-person shooter spin-off Operation Raccoon City will be SOCOM developer Slant 6's best game.
At first glance, Operation Raccoon City feels like one Hell of a change of direction. But in truth, there's no surprise here. Take a look back and you'll see Resident Evil has been spiralling toward third-person shooter status for years.
It's full of S.T.A.R.S.
The Japanese Capcom producer supervising Slant Six's Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City has admitted to believing Western developers are workshy – a preconception that the SOCOM team has happily debunked.
Featuring a familiar face.
Capcom has made Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, revealed last week via magazine scans, official.
First details have emerged of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, the much rumoured franchise spin-off from SOCOM developer Slant Six.
According to Official Xbox Magazine's imminent scoop, kindly summarised by StickSkills, it's a team based shooter set in the Resident Evil 2 era that sees up to four players cast in one of three factions.
As a member of the Umbrella Security Services Squad you'll have to scour Raccoon City destroying evidence, head-shotting zombies and brutally sweeping T-Virus survivors under the proverbial rug.