Resident Evil 6 pushed up to October 2, adds Wesker Jr. as a playable character

Were you looking forward to Resident Evil 6 before today? If so, Capcom just gave you a dozen more reasons to be excited at their Captivate 2012 event.

The biggest news to lurch out of the show is that Resident Evil 6 will be released almost two months earlier than expected. Previously pegged with a November 20 release date, the game will now launch on October 2. The PC version will still release sometime after the PS3/Xbox 360 version.

We also now know the previously unnamed mercenary is Jake Muller. But he’s also known as the son of Albert Wesker. Oh, and Muller (with an adult Sherry Birkin at his side) is being hunted by Ada Wong because of his “special blood.” With Leon S. Kennedy and Chris Redfield also running around in separate (but eventually interwoven) storylines, it’s like a Resident Evil reunion!

Resident Evil 6 will introduce the C-Virus, a new version of Umbrella’s deadly experiments that will create zombies who can run, jump, and use weapons. Some people exposed to the C-Virus will mutant further into a “Chrysalide” stage that spawns a “horrific creature” after a short metamorphosis.

More horrific than Nemesis? Get out of here!

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