'Resident Evil 6' coming in November: Watch the trailer! (Plus: Pics from the new 'Resident Evil' movie!)

The Resident Evil game franchise helped kickstart the zombie craze back in 1996. Since then, the series has gotten steadily more outré. The beloved Resident Evil 4 sent iconic series protagonist Leon Kennedy (hairstyle: Blond Proto-Bieber) into a vaguely Transylvanian village to rescue the President’s daughter. The controversial Resident Evil 5 sent the somewhat less-iconic series protagonist Chris Redfield (hairstyle: Brown Go-Go ’80s Reaganaut) on a racially queasy mission to kill lots of undead Africans, although it’s difficult to ascribe any real political motivations to a game that ended with a mutant giant trying to pull a helicopter into a volcano.

There’s already one Resident Evil spin-off scheduled for 2012 — Operation Raccoon City, which hits in March — but today, Capcom officially announced the release of Resident Evil 6 on November 20th. They also released the first trailer which, in all fairness, looks freaking incredible. The game will star both Leon and Chris, along with a bunch of newcomers who all have great haircuts (even the bald guy.) At first, the game seems like a return to the zombie-city milieu of Resident Evil 2, but the game appears to have a globe-trotting storyline, including a trip to China. Basically, you remember how Frank Darabont wanted to turn Walking Dead into Black Hawk Down & Zombies? This is that, plus a zombie President. Check it out:

In other Resident Evil-related news, this September will see the release of the fifth Resident Evil movie, which is currently titled Resident Evil: Retribution, although obviously the title should be Re5ident 5vil: R5tribut55n. The film will also be a globe-trotting adventure tale, as seen in two new images below.

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