Well, well, well... seems the franchise is being rehased yet again, only this time, it's set in an alternate dimension or some shit, because I dont remember any of these shenanigans from RE2 or 3.
In an interview I heard that you will be taking control of a squad of Umbrella soldiers or
government Spec Ops. The Umbrella fools are sent into Raccoon City during the events of the 2nd and 3rd games to "contain" the situation and destroy any evidence that Umbrella might have had with involvement.
I have no idea what the Spec Ops are about, but I can only assume it's the opposite.
One thing I did find pretty interesting is that your main goal in multiplayer is that you won't be focusing on killing zombies, but either Umbrella or Spec Ops, depending on your side. Zombies and other BOWs will be present, and you can
kill them, but they are mostly there as distractions and to fucking swarm your ass and kill you when you least expect it.
It's being compared a lot to Gears of War, and if you watch that, I think you'll understand.