Resident Evil 6 Release Date Moved Up A Month

Capcom revealed today that Resident Evil 6‘s intended release date has been shifted a bit. Rather than being delayed, however, they’re actually moving the release date up.

The news of Resident Evil 6‘s release date being moved up comes by way of a new trailer for the latest installment in the survival horror franchise. The game was originally announced to be due out on November 22, but resident Evil 6 will instead launch on October 2.

That’s not all the trailer has to offer, though. The trailer also introduces to several new plot points in the game, and reeals just who that mysterious third playable character is. We also get to see a familiar face, as Chris and Leon stand off against each other.

To get you up to speed on the game’s storyline, here’s the official word:

“It has been ten years since the Raccoon City incident and the President of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what took place in the belief that it will curb the current resurgence in bioterrorist activity. Due to be by the President’s side is his personal friend and Raccoon City survivor, Leon S. Kennedy, but when the venue suffers a bioterrorist attack, Leon is forced to face a President transformed beyond recognition and make his hardest ever decision.

“At the same time, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member Chris Redfield arrives in China, itself under threat of a bioterrorist attack. With no country safe from these attacks and the ensuing outbreaks, the entire world’s population is united by a common fear that there is no hope left.”

You can check out the second Resident Evil 6 trailer for yourself directly below.