New trailer for Resident Evil 5
The story is set in 2008 (that’s ten years after events in Racoon City, five years after the downfall of Umbrella and four years after Leon’s adventure in RE4…I think I got the timeline right). Chris Redfield, the protagonist of the original game and last seen battling zombies in Siberia, is now working for a new Biohazard containment group and is on a mission in Africa to investigate a viral outbreak.
Few random thoughts on the plot:
– Chris Redfield is the hero so expect his archenemy Albert Wesker to show up.
– We saw a glimpse of a blond female characterin the earlier trailer and on the magazine scans. A lot of people speculate that it is Sherry Birkin (the daughter of William, the mad scientist who was partly responsible for the outbreak in Racoon City..long story). I also think its Sherry Birkin and also believed that it would be stupid on the part of the game creator if it doesn’t turned to be her. Unlike characters like Rebecca or Carlos, Sherry’s story needs some closure. We last heard about her being taken custody by a man from the military (under a deal made by Leon – kinda sucks that we didn’t get to know more about this deal in RE4). I hope she isn’t a new character.
– The game creator said that this game will delve into the origin of the virus. This makes sense considering how the ‘Mother Virus’ (all the viruses featured in the series originated from this one) was discovered in Africa. According to the game’s mythology, the virus was discovered by three men: Ashford, Dr. Marcus and Ozwell Spencer. Only Spencer is still alive and haven’t been seen in any of the RE games (only mentioned). So I hope we’ll finally be able to see him in this one.
– The enemies? They certainly don’t look like those familiar slow walking zombies. Infected with mind controlling parasites like in RE4? I think it will be a combination of a virus (due to the plot point mentioned above) and a parasite (they behave like the enemies in RE4).
Resident Evil 5 to be released around 2009 for PS3 and Xbox360 (no Wii…yet)