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Capcom: No plans for an Operation Raccoon City beta

At Capcom’s Gamer’s Day event last month, following a presentation on Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, producer Mike Jones made some statements that this writer took as intent to launch a public beta early next year. “Obviously there are some camera issues and stuff,” he said of the build we just watched his colleague play through, “but we’re nearing a pretty solid beta, which will be out early next year.”

Today, Capcom posted this statement on its Capcom-Unity site dismissing the notion. So, as it stands right now, there will not be a public demo or beta for Operation Raccoon City. We here at Joystiq apologize for any confusion and strive to offer you only the facts. And the occasional Photoshop day, of course.



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Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City beta coming ‘early next year’


Capcom’s admittedly going out on a limb with Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City, its re-interpretation/re-telling of the events that transpired in Resident Evil 2 and 3. At just about every trade show this year, Capcom has brought out multiplayer builds of the squad-based shooter to get feedback and, at Capcom’s Gamers Day 2011 event last week, producer Mike Jones revealed the public at large will get a stab at the game before its launch.

A public demo is planned for “early next year,” Jones said, though he wouldn’t offer exact details on the nature of the demo or when we should expect to be able to download it. That should give you plenty of time to come to grips with your new position as “the bad guy.”


Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City chasing down Leon on March 20, 2012

Grab your vial of T-Virus antidote and a swath of bullets, as Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is set to launch just five short months from now on March 20, 2012. Unfortunately for PC owners, the wait will be a bit longer, as the game will initially launch on just Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with the PC version launching at an unnamed date after that.

Beyond revealing the launch date, Capcom also ran down the contents of the game’s “Special Edition,” which contains a “Steelbook with exclusive art,” an “Umbrella Security Service” patch, a “stylized foil sleeve” (what?), a “Spec Ops Field Unit” patch, and eight bonus weapons. And hey, if you pre-order at GameStop, BestBuy, or Amazon, you’ll snag yourself a bonus outfit for each of the game’s playable characters. Maybe it’ll make Bertha look less creepy, eh?


Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Coming "This Winter," Says Capcom

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City was a no-show at the Tokyo Game Show, according to our folks on the ground, and it still hasn’t gotten a hard release date. Does that mean it could be getting a delay?

Reached for comment this week, Capcom tells Kotaku that the game is target to release this winter. When pressed for how definitive the timing is, Capcom said it was “definitely locked in for winter.”

UPDATE: Capcom points out they’ve always said winter. I’ve asked them to clarify if that means after Dec. 21.


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