Today is a good day for Resident Evil news. First we get confirmation that Resident Evil 4 and Code Veronica will be available on modern consoles as downloadable titles, and now there’s news in the pipeline that yet another Resident Evil game will be hitting store shelves.

After Resident Evil 5, new games in the universe were few and far between. Now we have Resident Evil 6 in the pipeline, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3d, and Resident Evil Revelations all expected to hit in the next couple of years. Put on top of that the latest rumored title Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and you have zombie fever kicking into overdrive.

The new title is reportedly being developed by Slant Six Games that developed SOCOM: Confrontation, and will be (unsurprisingly) a squad based shooter. Players will play the role of a Umbrella Security Services member tasked with containing the zombie outbreak and eliminating any survivors that you find.

The USS team featured in the game will consist of Vector, Beltway, Bertha, and Spectre, with each character having a specific role in the game’s storyline. The Umbrella team will also find themselves at odds with the U.S. Special Forces, creating dynamic battles between not only zombies and the USS, but the USS and the U.S. Special Forces.

The storyline will take place between Resident Evil 2 and 3 and many parts of the game are unlikely to be canon. Players will see many familiar locales from the series and can even hunt down high profile characters like Leon Kennedy and prevent him from surviving the outbreak.

Of course, right now all of this is strictly rumor, but this sounds like it could be an exciting new direction in the long running zombie series.

Source [Stickskills]