Get a Load of the Licker in the New Operation Raccoon City Trailer

on January 9, 2012 4:00 PM

The most unbelievable thing in the new Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City trailer is that regular unleaded sells for $1.15 a gallon. At about 4:30, the Umbrella special ops team hunkers down next to this gas station where, I kid you not, the price for premium is $1.35. By this point in the video (embedded after the jump), the squad has already been ambushed by zombies, dispatched a Licker and shot a cop. So, to sum up: pharmaceutical company hires mercenaries, there are virus-generated zombies, quadripedal inside-out monsters with incredibly long and lethal tongues, and someone shoots a policeman.

And the gas prices are the thing I have the hardest time wrapping my head around.

In fact, Capcom has me so used to seeing these abominations that I actually felt a pang of sentiment for the Licker. Do what you will with that. The trailer itself is more than five minutes of cinematic footage, all contained within a mission by the Umbrella Security Service. But enough of my ranting. You probably just want to watch some bullets fly, huh? Once you check out the trailer, you can take a gander at Scott’s impressions of the game when he played at New York Comic Con back in October.

 /  Staff Writer
Eder is a journalism major at the University of Oregon and copy chief of Flux, the School of Journalism and Communication's flagship magazine. When he's not playing video games or writing about them, Eder enjoys going to concerts, walking the UO campus with his trusty iPod, James McCloud, and climbing steep hills in running shoes. His favorite games include Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong Country 2, Bioshock and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.