E3 2012: Resident Evil 6

Capcom’s number one zombie series is back. And this time, it actually has zombies.

Responding to long-time fans and critics of RE4 and RE5, Capcom decided to retrace their roots and add more horror elements with the return of the walking dead and a revamped enemy intelligence. Hitting consoles this coming October, Resident Evil 6 will feature nearly every major character from previous games with the inclusion of a new member named Jake, who we learn is Albert Wesker’s son. Each character’s story arcs are distinct from the others’, but at key points the collective stories will merge, allowing for long-awaited interactions between fan favorites like Leon and Chris.

Much like RE5, the option to play through the campaign with a friend is available, allowing players to join each other’s games at checkpoints. Also, like RE5, playing without a friend will give you an AI partner, who is hopefully a lot smarter this time around. Fan-favorite Mercenaries mode also makes its return.

Check out the video below for a taste of the action: