Looks like Capcom has made it official: a squad-based rendition of the OG survival horror video game, Resident Evil, is being made. The name? Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City.

The devs at Capcom and Slant Six (makers of SOCOM: Confrontation and SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3) are in cahoots for this project, which is said to be a third-person team-based shooter. Players will participate in the events detailed in past RE titles, Resident Evil 2  and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.  This time, you get to play as the bad guys. Umbrella needs someone to clean up their bio-weapon shitstorm and they've compiled a team of soldiers to do it. Here's the basic rundown for the game, courtesy of the press release:

“It is September 1998 and the action centers once more on the ill-fated Raccoon City and the horrific consequences of the deadly T-virus outbreak from the Umbrella facility. With a cover up required, Umbrella orders an elite team into Raccoon City to destroy all evidence of the outbreak and eliminate any survivors. Hearing of this plan, the US Government dispatches its own special forces to uncover any evidence that exposes the cause of the viral infection and Umbrella’s actions. Players take on the role of an Umbrella Security Services soldier (U.S.S.), competing alone or in four player co-op in a battle against all the competing forces at play in Raccoon City.”

Operation Racoon City will feature online multiplayer modes that pit the Umbrella Security Force, U.S. Special Ops, and creepy-crawlies of Umbrella against each other. The game is set for release this winter and is being developed for XBox 360, PS3, and PC. Feels good to head back to the suburbs with machine guns and first aid spray in hand. [via Game Informer]