"Resident Evil 6" Will Launch on November 22, 2012 in Japan
– The first addition in three and a half years to the world’s leading name
in the survival horror video game category –
Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) is pleased to announce that sales of the Japanese version of "Resident Evil 6" for the "PlayStation®3", Xbox® 360 and PC*1 will begin on November 22, 2012.
"Resident Evil" is a series of survival horror games in which players attempt to escape from zombies by using a variety of weapons and other items. Cumulative sales of this series total 47 million units*2 since the first title debuted in 1996, making it Capcom’s flagship game series. "Resident Evil 5", the most recent title in the series, went on sale in March 2009 and ranks first among "Resident Evil" titles with global shipments of 5.8 million units*3. These figures demonstrate that even today, 15 years after the debut of the first “Resident Evil” game, this series remains very popular worldwide.
Capcom aims to position "Resident Evil 6" as the company’s leading title in order to continue building on past success in the global video game market. To accomplish this goal, the creation of this game is proceeding in the world’s most advanced game development environment. The objective is to create the world’s best content yet in the horror entertainment sector.
To commemorate the 15th anniversary of the "Resident Evil" series, Capcom will hold the "Resident Evil Premium Party" on January 20, 2012. Events at this party will include a "Resident Evil 6" announcement, a presentation marking the completion of "Resident Evil Revelations", the opportunity to enjoy this game, and other activities. Overall, there will be numerous events to set the stage for the upcoming launch of the newest member of the "Resident Evil" series.
Developing titles across multi- platforms is a core strategy for Capcom resulting in a strengthening of the "Resident Evil" franchise, as well as other popular brands. Capcom will continue to meet players’ expectations through the commitment of its highly skilled development teams, and by taking advantage of the most suitable hardware platforms to deliver the best gaming experiences possible.
*1 The launch date for the PC version has not been decided.
*2, 3 Figures are as of December 31, 2011
|1. Title||Resident Evil 6|
|2. Genre||Survival Horror|
|3. Platforms||"PlayStation®3", "Xbox 360®", "PC"|
|4. Release Date||Japan : November 22, 2012
North America : November 20, 2012
Europe : November 20, 2012
*The launch date for the PC version has not been decided.
*”PlayStation®” is registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
*Xbox 360® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation and other related companies.
"Resident Evil 6"