Is it a coincidence that this announcement trailer for Resident Evil 6 came out so shortly after the most recent trailer for the fifth Resident Evil movie? Probably, but it’s still funny to imagine the guys at Capcom rolling their eyes at all the zombie-less, Umbrella-less, Milla Jovovich-laden nonsense and deciding to do something about it. That “something” would appear to be an awesome semi-remake of Resident Evil 2, where Leon Kennedy gets to traipse about a T-virus infested city, except this time there’s decent shooting and combat and Chris Redfield’s there and Leon has to shoot the President and holy shit is that Ashley and it all just looks really, really good. The one time where I thought the game might be getting into generic third-person shooting/cover-based gameplay — at about 2:45 — that tentacle immediately grabbed the dude from behind the cover, and I was immediately put at ease (I also laughed out loud). Well done, Capcom.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.