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Resident Evil 6 now coming October 2

The positive reaction to the original trailer has prompted Capcom to release the game early

Capcom has announced that it's changing the release date for Resident Evil 6, shifting it up more than a month and a half from November 20 to October 2. This new release date was announced at Capcom's Captivate showcase event.

Executive producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi says that enthusiastic fan reaction to the game's original trailer made Capcom want to get it into fans' hands earlier. The logical concern of launching the game in late November during the busiest time of the year for gaming, which will also includes a new console from Nintendo, likely factored in as well.

Capcom has 600 people working on Resident Evil 6, with 150 of those in-house. Pre-orders for the game are reportedly off to the fastest start in series history.

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Latest comments (3)

Private Industry 4 years ago
I reckon the busy november is the only reason.
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Hakki Sahinkaya4 years ago
"Capcom has 600 people working on Resident Evil 6"
*faints*, jebus. When is many, too many in development. That's a lot of clashes of ideas/ codes/ direction etc. 600...wow. I would love to know what each does exactly day to day.

Anyway, that reason is so obviously fake and avoiding busy November is the actual reason.
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Rick Lopez Illustrator, Graphic Designer 4 years ago
600 people? wow, so thats how much it takes to make resident evil suck. Resident evil died at number 5. They are turning the franchise into a gears of war clone. Honestly im not interested. Capcom has clearly lost its way and will do anything to become the next call of duty, which includes bastardizing well loved franchises instead of making new games, or good games for the matter. 600? Just wow!... i mean WOW!

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Rick Lopez on 13th April 2012 4:59pm

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