When you return to Raccoon City, will you protect or kill Leon?

One of the first tidbits of factual information that came out initially for Slant Six’s Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City was the presence of a very surprising mission that could alter the entire history of Capcom’s franchise. That mission was, as assigned to the USS team, to kill Leon S. Kennedy and any other survivors with the intentions to rid the city of any evidence that can link the outbreak back to Umbrella. Knowing the Leo-resembling hero, that’s going to be easier said than done.

But fear not, because you will have a choice. You can either, as aforementioned, kill Leon or instead opt to protect him as he goes on about his adventure which made for one of the best survival horror titles in Resident Evil 2. So now the question is: What will you do? Now we also have knowledge that Operation Raccoon City isn’t being considered canon to the overall series’ lore; so killing Leon will just result in a one-off consequence that won’t have any impact on the overall story fans have come to know.

But it will be interesting to see what kind of alternate Resident Evil universe Slant Six will spawn from such a fatal decision. Regardless, Slant Six could end up providing a very memorable romp through the now non-existant Raccoon City despite people’s issues with the strong co-op focus. From visiting classic locales like the gas station from Resident Evil 3: Nemesis to the iconic RPD station from Resident EVil 2 and 3; Operation Raccoon City is shaping up to be a spin-off that could live up to fans expectations (especially those begging for a new Outbreak).

  • chris

    I’m gonna kill him, especially after the RE4 ending. C’mon Leon, you could totally be nailing the president’s daughter yet you turn her down? Lame. He’s so gonna get killed for that.

  • Chris

    Lmao that’s true bro. I think this game should of not been 4players but just simply 2 w 4 players you know people are around you and your not scared but if a zombie gets your partner and your in trouble who is there to help? So imo it should of been 2 players. Re5 sucked but the coop was really fun to play keep up the two player coop + zombies + tyrants etc and you have a successful re6

  • ahmed

    WELL IT IS INSTRESTING I WILL PLAY BOTH MODES AND ESPECIALLY I WILL LOVE TO KILL HIM AND SEE WHT HAPPEN IN THE ALTERNATE UNIVERSE OF RESIDENT EVIL

  • ahmed

    WELL IT IS INSTRESTING I WILL PLAY BOTH MODES AND ESPECIALLY I WILL LOVE TO KILL HIM AND SEE WHAT HAPPEN IN THE ALTERNATE UNIVERSE OF RESIDENT EVIL AND I LIKE THE TITLE TOO

  • derkkred12

    i wont dare lay a finger on jill if given the option.

  • Elyssa

    Personally, any characters from past Resident Evil games that make appearances, if given the chance, I’d like to let live & kill in 2 playthroughs, just so I could see both scenes.

  • http://www.prizerebel.com/index.php?r=500898 REDX

    could we also kill claire and jill?

  • Meepage

    KILL THEM ALL!!! :D awesome article like always, JBOC FOR PRESIDENT!!! every other journalists GTFO!!!

  • http://www.relyonhorror.com JBoc

    I’m not sure about being able to kill Claire and Jill but we will most likely see them in the game, with maybe even Wesker and Ada.

  • http://www.relyonhorror.com JBoc

    Hell why don’t we all kill Brad instead of leaving him to the wrath of Leon/Claire, lmao.

  • D4RK GUNN3R

    JBoc how the fuck are you going to kill wesker when he already dead

  • http://www.relyonhorror.com JBoc

    This game takes place during the events of Resident Evil 2 and 3. Wesker was alive during said events. Your comment is as irrelevant as asking “how are you going to kill Leon if he’s alive in RE4″. Also remember this isn’t canon to the overall plot of the franchise, it’s a spin-off.

  • cameron

    No i will be canon. WATCH. This is the start of a reboot watch and see. Kill off original characters means new characters and stories. Watch im not dumb.

  • cameron

    Actually i bet we will be able to kill all characters from RE2 and 3 timeline, except wesker and nikoli because there from umbrella too. So it wouldnt make sence. Also i know we wont be able to kill sherry because its illegal in anything in USA and other countrys to see a kid die. With the exception of the original resident evil 2 when sherry can be eaten by dogs/zombies. But still. Im gonna LOVE this game! I would really love to see if they are gonna also make the outbreak people happy! They could secretly have a survivor mode along with the good and bad side. It would be cool in that mode for the outbreak characters to make an appearance. Also rebbecca should get tied into the disaster somehow. I mean really? Rebecca lived in RC! So where was she in RE2 and 3? So yea. I hope to see my nemmy.

  • SHFandemon

    @cameron

    In the first episode of The Walking Dead a little girl gets a bullet through her head. In Painkiller (i don’t remember if the original game or the expansion) exists a level where you have to kill orphans.

  • http://Yahoo! Gods last child

    Wait why would they kill Leon he is the main person in the whole RE history that is gonna be suckish if u kill Leon he was even in 4 3 2 darkside chronicles degeneration and umbrella chronicles

  • brody

    this is not what we mean by a new outbreak, its not even close

  • soren

    look. leon is my favorite character in the whole series. he can command leadership with a smooth aura that makes him the “badass”. so no. i will not kill leon. except once just to see what the other cutscene is. and i only do that because i like to get the most out of all the games i own. but no. leon is a boss.

  • http://www.relyonhorror.com/latest-news/resident-evil-news/when-you-return-to-raccoon-city-will-you-protect-or-kill-leon/ naruto

    i dont hate leon but ppl are getting on my nervours espically the chicks there like leon is hot leon is sexi im a girl n sure his sexi but he didnt start RE chris did or dont u all remember? i hear leon started RE n i get pissed be cuz those lil RE evil fans dont know nothing about RE unlike the ones tht hv played it for the longest time n know wut it is wut RE is. dont u guy know why there doing this to leon its be cuz there are A LOT oh haters chris haters and the leon haters im guessing ur gonna see all the charaters n u can kill anyone u want u hv the choice like the leon fans if they see chris…chris is dead and the chris fans if they see leon…leon is dead i like them both leon and chris and im not gonna kill them but im test both the ways out but first time im not gonna kill them and hv u guys noticed tht its always between chris and leon never between claire or jill or rebecca or sheva always between chris and leon o.o omg i wrote a lot