Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City - Survive the Triple Threat!

The long awaited spin-off game of the successful Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is dated to release in the next two months. Different from other Resident Evil games, Operation Raccoon City adopts the third-person shooter genre with run-and-gun feature and also a 4 players co-op mode. Actually, it is inspired from Lost Planet 2 that I think is a perfect co-op game that lacks the story and competitive multiplayer. Let’s hope that the Developer of the SOCOM series, Slant Six Games, can creatively develop the game to its best quality.

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is definitely not a survival horror game that pumps our adrenaline with scares. Capcom trusts Slant Six Games to create a never-before-seen Resident Evil, getting out of the safe zone to try something new. The game focuses on teamwork and co-op mode with six characters to choose from and each having their unique signature specialities. The game itself has been announced since nearly one and a half years ago when Slant Six Games wrote that they are working on an amazing large-scale project of a legendary franchise. For now, we have already got glimpses on how the game is going to be from demos and trailers.

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

It is 1998, the year when it all began. T-Virus are spreading in Raccoon City from the infamous Spencer’s Mansion. Dead people are turning zombies and law-abiding citizens become evil residents. It happens in the same timeframe as Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil: Outbreak. We don’t play as the hero that saves the day nor survivor that is struggling to survive, instead, we play the baddies. Players take the role of Umbrella Security Service team’s officer. In this situation, the outbreak is what Umbrella fear the least. The team is paid to clean the mess that Umbrella left along with dirty works. Umbrella is afraid of the government finding the evidences and proofs that direct to Umbrella regarding the Raccoon City outbreak issue. Variety of objectives are issued, such as destroying evidences, collecting resources, and slaughtering living people including civilians and RPD officers to cover the evidences up. Since this is a spin-off game, there will be impossible storyline that can happen. You can even choose to kill Leon S. Kennedy. The what-if-I-do-this option draw my curiosity out.

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City - Triple Threat

The latest trailer of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is called “Triple Threat”. Just like the name, three different groups are fighting each other for their own objectives in the trailer video. The Umbrella Security Service, Spec Ops, and zombie hordes. “Triple Threat” trailer shows six Spec Ops personnel entering Raccoon City after the outbreak to recover some data from the zombies and rescuing any living citizen. On the other side of the road, the USS is chasing two guys with the RPD uniform. After killing the poor police officers in front of the Spec Ops, gunfight happens between the two opposing groups. One of the USS officer throws a grenade that attracts zombie horde into the scene. The regular uncle zombie don’t stand a chance against them, but when Mister Tyrant comes, everything ends. The screen changes to the title after Tyrant threw a car to someone in the chaotic three-way gunfight.

What interests me the most is the co-op mode. I hope that the story and gameplay is as good as it looks now. There is also a mode called “Hero Mode” that enables “hero” characters to be played like Leon, Claire, Jill, and Carlos. Villains like Ada Wong and HUNK are available too. Don’t set your expectations over the average for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City since Slant Six Games often made and developed mediocre games. Since I am a fan of the franchise, I will buy it anyway!