4. That blonde woman really looks and sounds
like a grown-up Ashley from RE4
We’re curious about the
relationship between the man with the scar and his blonde companion, but this young
lady really reminds us of Ashley
Graham, the President’s daughter from Resident Evil 4. Though in an interesting
reversal, from the look of the gameplay it seems like she’s helping you instead
of you having to escort her through dangerous areas. Our current theory: she
hires this scarred mercenary to find the terrorists that killed the prez.
5. The zombies are bigger than
We’ve seen some pretty big
zombies in Resident Evil history, hulking mammoth men than take serious ammunition
to deal with, but at the trailers end we see flashes of what looks to be a
bioweapon that rivals Godzilla in size. Just look at that thing as it towers
over Chris. Will this thing flatten a Chinese metropolis before Chris has a
chance to save the town?
6. You can run to cover, but it
Resident Evil 5 had its fair
share of corner cover, but not much in the way of the crouching cover that’s
all the rage in modern shooters. RE6 seems to have embraced that style now, as
we saw Chris running into cover and sticking to it just like Marcus Fenix or
Nathan Drake. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you’re safe, as stretchy zombie
claws might just pull you out of cover if you aren’t careful.
7. You fight humans too
In the world of RE6, terrorists
are causing global panic using variations on the undead plague Umbrella
created. So even though you’re taking out the undead left and right, it seems
humans are your real enemy, and for a few moments we saw Chris taking out some
masked men that appear to be normal people. Do they work for the organization that's causing people to think there's no hope left?
8. You also play as the woman
from the intro
And the last thing we gleaned
from this reveal trailer comes in at the last moments, with milliseconds
of gameplay and cutscenes interspersed. In there we spotted a fourth playable
character: the woman from the opening. Leon’s unnamed companion in failed
presidential bodyguard work is the central figure in brief gameplay glimpses as
she’s attacked by zombies. Will she get her own segment, or will she be a
playable co-op character in the Leon stages?
For every answer about a dozen questions pop up. Will there be co-op like in
RE5? Who are these new characters? Is this an ensemble game? What questions did
RE6 bring up for you? We have between now and November 20 to find out the