Take Me Back to Raccoon City Where the Zombies Roam Free and the Chance of Survival Is Really Low

Capcom released a trailer for a new Resident Evil game, not numbered, but subtitled Operation Raccoon City. From the footage, it looks to be a bit more like Left 4 Dead or even a SOCOM game than the last few RE games, so it’s cool that they’re shaking it up a bit, although who knows if or how much multiplayer will be involved. Also, as you can probably glean from the title, it takes place back in the zombie-filled Raccoon City from Resident Evil 2 and 3 — oh, and Leon Kennedy is coming back for some reason, although he seems oddly surprised that the city he left full of zombies is… well, still full of zombies. Anyways, the game isn’t due until next year, so we’ve got plenty more time to figure out what the hell is going on.

PS: How much do you think Capcom USA regrets approving the name “Raccoon City” back in the day? I’m sure they did it without thinking of the series’ franchise possibilities, and now they’re stuck with it. It’s seriously hard to convey horror when you’re in a city named after a cute critter whose most evil acts include knocking over trash cans and rummaging through them. That’s why other zombies movies don’t take place in places called “Squirrel Town” or “Pretty Penguin Island.”