Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City producer, Masachika Kawata, recently told Spanish site, MarcaPlayer
(translation link supplied), that the next official Resident Evil installment, Resi 6, would buck the Resident Evil four and five model and would be a "complete renovation" on "every level".
"I can't say if we're going to make it survival horror or a shooter, but I can say that it'll be totally new," he told the site.
His comments lead us to believe it's unlikely we'll learn more about it this year (in that he doesn't know what direction it'll go in), but it's tantalising news for a series that has become a bit stale.
Resident Evil as a franchise is moving in big ways though, so it's conceivable much of this is a primer for a big franchise reveal: the 3DS is getting Resident Evil Revelations and The Mercenaries 3D, along with the aforementioned Operation Raccoon City for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 as well as HD makeovers for Resi 4 and Code Veronica coming to Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network. A lot, really.
Which direction would you like to see the series head next?