news\ Mar 14, 2012 at 10:48 am

Resident Evil 6 pre-orders off to a 'fantastic start'

Resident Evil 6 pre-orders are off to a "fantastic start", according to Capcom.

Speaking to Game Informer, Capcom's SVP of planning and business development Christian Svensson acknowledged Resident Evil 6 is the "best start" the company has ever seen from the franchise.

Despite announcing the game at the same time of Resident Evil: Revelations and Operation Raccoon City, Svensson said the reveal only boosted awareness for the franchise as a whole.

"We thought it would actually raise the awareness of all things Resident Evil, and as it turns out it did. Our preorders for Revelations and Raccoon City were both helped on an upward spike with the announcement of Resident Evil 6," he said.

He then added: "The pre-orders for Resident Evil 6 are off to a fantastic start. The best start a Resident Evil game has ever had."

Resident Evil 6 was officially confirmed back in January, when Capcom announced the game would launch on November 20, 2012 for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.  Since the game's announcement, we've slowly been getting leaked information about the game such as setting, protagonists, and enemies.

"From the outset the team’s intention was to create an experience that delivers a gripping storyline, tense single-player and co-op action all set against a constant theme of horror. We are calling this fusion dramatic horror and are confident it will resonate with both existing fans of the series as well as newcomers," Resident Evil 6 executive producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi said of the game.

Although the game's release remains a bit ways off, fans will get their first taste of it on July 3rd with a planned Resident Evil 6 demo being included in the Xbox 360 version of Dragon's Dogma which releases on May 22nd.  Xbox 360 users will have access to the demo for a full 60 days earlier than other platforms, which will see the demo release on September 4th.

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