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It "makes sense" for Capcom to explore action "more fully" with Resident Evil, the publisher's said.

Capcom UK's head of marketing, Dave Turner, pointed out to MCV ahead of the Resident Evil 6 reveal that action-focused Resident Evil 5 is in fact the series' biggest seller, and even revealed aspirations to attract Call of Duty players.

Asked why the series has taken a more action-focussed stance - specifically with Operation Raccoon City - Turner said:

"We've seen the popularity of Resident Evil increase massively as the series became more action oriented - Resident Evil 5 is the biggest seller in the series. So, it makes sense for us to follow this action area more fully."

He added of Operation Raccoon City: "The dream would be that the millions of Call of Duty fans that are enjoying these fast-paced online games are attracted to this Resident Evil."

For those who don't do gaming news past 10pm, Capcom released the first Resident Evil 6 trailer late last night, and initial feedback from readers has certainly been mixed.

Some CVG forum goers called the reveal "actually amazing," while others hit the comments section to express their disappointment that Resi 6 looks to be "a full on action game now".

Got an opinion? Let us know in the comments. Otherwise, check out Mike Jackson's Resident Evil 6 trailer dissection, which includes a whopping 101 screenshots.

Resident Evil 6 is out on November 20, 2012 for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/332888/resident-evil-attracting-cod-fans-the-dream-says-capcom-action-route-makes-sense/

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Cod Zombies anyone?



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Its Final Fantasy 13 all over agian....



Yep. After RE4 sold so well, it was obvious the direction 5 would take from a core-gameplay point of view.

After RE5 became the best selling game in the series, no chance in hell that they would drop the formula.

From what Ive seen, the majority cant wait for this game. YouTube likes are usually a good way to see if somethings liked too... Over 9500 likes to 185 dislikes, in less than 24 hours on close to 700,000 hits.



                            

Damn it all to hell!



It looks a bit scarier than RE5 though, so I guess that's a good thing



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I don't know what to think here. for me RE4 was one of my faviourite games of all time. it was one of the three big Japanese games that reinvigorated its genre in the last console generation, and was the best game to ever be produced by Capcom.

i thought RE5 was awful. it was a very short game, the AI co-op was too intrusive to the survival horror nature of the game. the the game just tore apart everything Shinji Mikami and his team achieved with the RE series.

the story and the writing wernt very good either. i think the RE6 debut trailer looks great. but i dont trust Capcom. everything they've done this console generation has been mediocure, not to mention their strategy seems to be to exploit their fans for every penny they have. case in point RE5, which had an abundance of DLC and online extras. RE6 will undoubtidly feature the same case with a heavier emphasis on the online mode, since now they are targetting COD players.



While I definitely still want the game to be RE, I am not against including a bit more action, sometimes I feel like RE games are a bit too limited.

I am confident the game will turn out a success though.



Action is always fun. I remember playing the GC and Wii versions of Resident Evil. Lots of action, and it was lots of fun! Left 4 Dead would be another example I think, but you still need to keep the basic RE formula./



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spurgeonryan said:
Action is always fun. I remember playing the GC and Wii versions of Resident Evil. Lots of action, and it was lots of fun! Left 4 Dead would be another example I think, but you still need to keep the basic RE formula./

This, Valve showed us with L4D you can make an action packed zombie game very good 



Resident Evil should be Resident Evil, not another shooter.