Although news has been trickling out about the upcoming Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
, including some gameplay footage
a month and half ago, the game was a no-show at the recent Tokyo Game Show. This was unexpected, as the game had a late 2011 release window and TGS would be the proper place to show off the upcoming action-oriented spin-off Resident Evil
While no reason was given, Capcom has told Kotaku
that the suspicions raised about the TGS absence coincided with a delay. Capcom buys themselves a little more time by stating a "winter" release. In the games industry, winter technically runs from December 22nd until March 19th, so it's fair to say that we can expect Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
some time in early 2012.
Like any year, the holiday season is quite crowded. With the recent Games on Demand release of Resident Evil 4 HD (Xbox 360)
and Resident Evil Code: Veronica X HD
coming next week, Resident Evil
fans should be able to wait for whatever Capcom is cooking up for Operation Raccoon City
. Not to mention the countless other blockbusters vying for our money and attention.
As mentioned, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
is now slated for Early 2012 release.