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Resident Evil 6: New Release Date, No Wii U Plans

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During last week's Captivate conference in Rome, Capcom revealed that Resident Evil 6 will be headed to stores far earlier than we thought. While the game was <a target="_blank" href="http://ps3.ign.com/articles/121/1216867p1.html" target="_blank">previously announced</a> with a release date of November 20th, Capcom has now confirmed that it will be released on October 2nd.<br/><br/>The news comes alongside a slew of <a target="_blank" href="http://ps3.ign.com/articles/122/1222615p1.html" target="_blank">new multiplayer details</a> and new <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/04/10/resident-evil-6-c-virus-trailer" target="_blank">gameplay footage</a> revealed at the event, plus news on the rest of Capcom's upcoming slate of releases.<br/><br/> <object id="vid_4cdf0c3d7ea0c22e5d6561153647b78b" class="ign-videoplayer" width="468" height="263" data="http://oystatic.ignimgs.com/src/core/swf/IGNPlayer.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="movie" value="http://oystatic.ignimgs.com/src/core/swf/IGNPlayer.swf"/><param name="" value="true"/><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"/><param name="bgcolor" value="#000000"/><param name="flashvars" value="url=http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/04/10/resident-evil-6-developer-interview"/><param name="wmode" value="opaque"/></object> <br/><br/>In addition, we sat down with the game's producers, Yoshiaki Hirabayashi and Hiroyuki Kobayashi, as well as director Eiichiro Sasaki to inquire about Resident Evil 6's potential place on Wii U, which is set to launch <a target="_blank" href="http://wii.ign.com/articles/121/1217296p1.html" target="_blank">before the end of the year</a>. Given the timing of its release and <a target="_blank" href="http://wii.ign.com/articles/122/1220000p1.html" target="_blank">other high-profile titles</a> recently announced for the system, does Resident Evil 6 have a place on Nintendo's new platform?<br/><br/>"Unfortunately, RE6 will not be available at this time on the Wii U," Kobayashi told us. "Right now we're concentrating on the PlayStation 3 version, 360 version and the PC version of the game."<br/><br/>It's worth noting that Kobayashi specifically uses the words "at this time," which still leaves the possibility open for a Wii U announcement in the future. Since the system's unveiling at E3 2011, Nintendo has been keeping a lid on most of Wii U's launch details, though more info is expected to come at E3 2012. <br/><br/>Be sure to check out the rest of our Resident Evil 6 coverage, including our Rewind Theater of the latest trailer. For everything we know about the game, keep an eye on our <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ign.com/wikis/resident-evil-6?objectid=85710" target="_blank">Resident Evil 6 wiki</a>.<br/><br/><DIV CLASS="IGNE_divider"></DIV><br/><br/><i>Andrew Goldfarb is IGN's associate news editor. Keep up with pictures of the latest food he's been eating by <a target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/garfep" target="_blank">following him on Twitter</a> or <a target="_blank" href="http://people.ign.com/garfep" target="_blank">IGN</a></i>.<LINK REL="stylesheet" HREF="http://guidesmedia.ign.com/guides/uni/IGNE_style.css" TYPE="text/css"><br><br><br/><br/>&#169;2012-04-10, IGN Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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