New Resident Evil 6 details arrive from Japan

Capcom’s American division was pretty quiet on Resident Evil 6 after its announcement yesterday, letting the trailer and a brief press release speak for the title. But hours later in Japan, a big reveal/Resident Evil 15th anniversary event happened where the developers behind the game shared a little more info. It’s not much, but we’ll settle for knowing anything at this point.

So first off we now know the woman with Leon during the President Zombie opening is named Helena Harper. Apparently she’s part of the president’s standard security detail and got caught up in the bioterror attack alongside Leon. Is she a possible co-op partner?

Above: Is this beardless guy really named Beards?

Meanwhile, rumors are spreading the man arguing with Chris Redfield later in the trailer is the curiously named Beards Nevence, who appeared in a recent Resident Evil manga. Though this has yet to be confirmed by Capcom, we implicitly trust any fan wiki on this kind of thing (not really).

The last character named at the Japanese press event was Javo, a zombie unique enough to be singled out. The devs gave no real reason for focusing on him, but if they are bothering to mention this zombie during the reveal, he could be RE6’s equivalent to Nemesis, or something even bigger.

Lastly, the devs were still being coy about on who this guy is, but they sure made it sound like he’s working with Leon and Chris in a global operation. Based on that, we’d say that makes it pretty clear that guy isn’t Leon (setting aside the fact he looks nothing like Leon). Capcom wouldn’t name him, but described him as "the man who's told to save the world," which seems much more noble than the “I’m all about the money,” speech he gives in the trailer.

Described by the creator’s as one of the biggest games Capcom’s ever created, with over 600 people working on it and one time or another. We’ll know more about the game soon enough, but in the meantime, why not watch the trailer again? It couldn’t hurt.

Source: Andriasang


  • jackthemenace - January 20, 2012 1:58 p.m.

    Oh, god, I'm WAY too excited for this. I've only ever really played #4, although I did play enough of #5 to know it was crap in comparison. But, like I say, I haven't played any of the original games, whcih I'd really like to, but this is... Exciting. I can finally be a PART of it! :P I can honestly say, though, that I'm more excited for the slow, steady, paced-out Leon sections. I'm definitely a Leon guy.
  • liquid1984 - January 20, 2012 1:24 p.m.

    For some reason I was thinking "the man who's meant to save the world" could be Steve from Code Veronica. Probably not but thought that was a nice to get some older characters.
  • Corn - January 20, 2012 1:06 p.m.

    Well that's enough to convince me that it's Alex Wesker, assuming it's a character that we've heard of before. That's the only one that makes sense.
  • Japanaman - January 20, 2012 12:15 p.m.

    A beardless guy named Beards? What next? A Tyrant coded-named Wimpy?
  • robin-smith - January 20, 2012 12:02 p.m.

    my guess. that guys hunk. without the mask.
  • grendelxii - January 20, 2012 noon

    So we have names and some limited game play. Man what a tease! I am starting to look forward to this one.

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