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Capcom's discussed its just announced Resident Evil shooter, Operation Raccoon City, telling the French OPM it sees the title as "a spin-off" from the main survival horror series.

The game, which is being developed by SOCOM studio Slant Six, looks to be quite a departure for the Resident Evil series, with 4-player squad shootouts replacing the traditional slow-paced monster scares.

Producer Masachika Kawata told OPM France (via NeoGAF): "For us, it's about a new direction for RE. It's kind of a spin-off. That's why it doesn't have a number. It's not necessarily entirely in the canon, but it's totally immersed in the mythology.
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everyone wants to cash in on the popularity of l4d.

I think the only one that will take it over is aliens colonial marines. Aliens>zombies.
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everyone wants to cash in on the popularity of l4d.

I think the only one that will take it over is aliens colonial marines. Aliens>zombies.
You wish, bud.
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Weird, why didn't they do a Left 4 Dead: Resident Evil a long time ago? Oh yeah, because that wouldn't be Resident Evil anymore.

On a related note: Is there not a L4D mod that replaces elements with those of RE? I'd love to stare at Rebecca Chambers bottom instead of Nick.
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everyone wants to cash in on the popularity of l4d.

I think the only one that will take it over is aliens colonial marines. Aliens>zombies.
Alien zombies. Win.
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Alien zombies. Win.
As long as they burst through you chest.
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Ninja pirates.

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I dont understand why everyone keeps saying its a l4d rip or they're cashing in on l4d just because it says 4 player co-op.
Resident Evil outbreak was 4 player co-op too. Nothing like l4d even remotely.

Nowhere does it say op:rc is a fps either. These guys are known for SOCOM, 3rd person shooter like every RE game has essentially been aside from the dead aim games.
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But come on now its being developed by a socom team. I loved to have to work in unit and go into Racoon city in mission based style searching for something. L4D is fun but really just a flash game turned into a full game.
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This is sad news indeed.

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"The idea [to work with a Western developer] came up when we were working on Lost Planet 2

No one does horror like the Japanese.
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