Resident Evil 6 Halfway Complete, Features Overhauled Control Scheme

New information regarding the latest installment in Capcom’s horror franchise has just been unveiled. Resident Evil 6 seeks to outdo its predecessors, which is undoubtedly quite a lofty goal for the development team, but one we’re glad to see them striving to achieve.

According to the latest issue of Famitsu (via Andriasang) the game is currently 50% complete and aims to bring back the sense of horror that the earlier titles are known for. The article also was careful to point out that this doesn’t mean they are going back to the series’ roots, as Resident Evil 6 still plans to serve as another evolution of Capcom’s beloved formula.

Additionally, the team discussed the game’s controls, pointing out that some major changes will be made for the sake of fluidity and player enjoyment. Players will be able to make quick 180 degree turns, slide in and out of cover with ease, evade in multiple directions, and so forth.

Directly speaking to the story, Capcom was quick to point out that the President seen in the trailer isn’t Ashley’s dad from Resident Evil 4; instead, it is the man’s successor Adam Benford. Additionally, the zombies in this game weren’t victims of the T-virus. The developer also went on to confirm that the game is set in 2013 and takes place in the fictional town of Lanshiang, China.

Be sure to check back at PlayStation LifeStyle for future details on Resident Evil 6. In the meantime, check out these new screenshots: