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UPDATE: Viral Website Teasing Resident Evil 6?

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Posted on January 18, 2012 AT 08:11am

UPDATE: One photo on the website depicts a billboard with the branding “Primesight,” gaming site the Sixth Axis contacted the company who confirmed that Capcom is behind the advert.

THE BUZZ: A mysterious viral website may be hinting at Resident Evil 6. The blog, known as nohopeleft.com, contains several photos and videos featuring graffiti scribbled on various walls.

Biohazard (Resident Evil’s name in Japan) symbols can be seen in the graffiti which lists the date January 19 2012. Possible announcement? The site’s Whois data leads no link to Capcom, however the folks over at NeoGaf have discovered something interesting. Searching for the data on GoDaddy reveals that the site is registered by ”Identity Protection Service” in Surrey, United Kingdom. Looking up the data for Inserted Evil, a site which contains logos for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and has been confirmed as official, shows it was registered by the same company.

EGM’s TAKE: Of course this is still no clear indication that anything on this site is official but you must admit there are more than few coincidences. The date is listed for tomorrow, January 19, so hopefully some of this will be cleared up by then. The major problem in believing this is real is the fake trailer that was apparently shown behind closed doors at TGS, which was proved to be completely made up. This could easily be the same. The content leads us to believe otherwise, as the strange writing containing Biohazard symbols and the videos containing scared citizens, and the same symbol (below) could easily be linked to a Resident Evil game. It’s a lot of trouble to go to just to fake a viral campaign, and plus if it’s fake someone’s going to have to answer for that graffiti.

Real or not? Let us know below.

Source: Nohopeleft

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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