Resident Evil 6 Box Art

This game was released on October 02, 2012 and is no longer available to pre-order. Any incentives that were offered are listed below.

RE6 is the newest Resident Evil installment that takes place in 2013, more than 14 years after the Raccoon City incident. The game features both Leon Kennedy and Chris Redfield as playable characters. The third protagonist is Jake Muller – a mercenary and the son of Albert Wesker. The characters start out in the United States, China, and Eastern Europe, respectively, but eventually all three storylines converge in China. According to the devs, that is where most of the action is going to take place.

Resident Evil 6 plays like a third-person shooter with an over-the-shoulder camera. The game finally allows the players to move while shooting. It is also possible to dodge to the sides and take cover behind objects. The game includes splitscreen and online co-op, as well as competitive multiplayer.

Resident Evil 6 preorder maps

Similarly to Resident Evil 4 and 5, RE6 features the Mercenaries Mode which involves fighting waves of enemies in an attempt to get the highest score. Pre-order Resident Evil 6 at one of the three major U.S. retailers to receive exclusive bonus maps for this particular mini-game:

GameStop pre-orders get tickets to Six Flags Resident Evil Night on October 6th, and the Catacombs stage for the Mercenaries Mode:

RE6 Catacombs Map Screenshot

BestBuy is giving away $20 in Reward Certificates for Gamers Club Unlocked members, and the Rail Yard map (the subway from the Tall Oaks location in the game):

RE6 Rail Yard Map Screenshot

Amazon rewards early customers with $10 store credit and the High Seas Fortress level, which takes place on an aircraft carrier:

RE6 High Seas Fortress Map Screenshot

Unlike in the previous RE installments, the Mercenary Mode in Resident Evil 6 is available right off the bat.

Capcom Store also has an exclusive bonus – a full-sized Umbrella Corporation umbrella:

Umbrella Corporation umbrella

Captivate trailer

The new trailer includes a Chris vs Leon fight:

Resident Evil 6 is set to launch on October 2nd, 2012 for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 consoles. The game will also be released for PCs at a later date

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