Resident Evil 6 will allow players to select between three scenarios with connected storylines. The player characters from each scenario will have their own partners in a similar fashion to previous games. The game will have two primary enemies including the returning zombies and the newly introduced J’avo. Unlike zombies, J’avo are able to interact with each other to plan an attack, use weapons, and heal themselves. Also the game will allow players to be able to move around while shooting, an element largely absent from the previous games.
In the year 2013, U.S. President Adam Benford has decided to officially reveal the truth behind the 1998 Raccoon City Destruction Incident, believing that it will curb the current resurgence in bioterrorist activity. Due to be by the President’s side is his personal friend and Raccoon City survivor, Leon S. Kennedy and his new partner Helena Harper; but when the venue becomes host to another bioterrorist attack, Leon is forced to face the infected and mutated President, making the hardest decision in his life. Meanwhile in the Eastern European state of Edonia, mercenary Jake Muller, the son of late bio-terrorist Albert Wesker, flees from the authorities during a bioterrorist attack. During Jake’s adventure, he partners up with government agent and Raccoon City survivor Sherry Birkin. At the same time, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance (B.S.A.A.) Captain Chris Redfield and his team, including Piers Nivans, arrive in the fictional Chinese city of Lanshiang (based on Hong Kong), itself under threat of a bioterrorist attack. With no country safe from these attacks and the ensuing outbreaks, the entire world’s population is united by a common fear: there may be no hope left.