Capcom has revised the release date for Resident Evil 6 from November 20 to October 2.
The new, earlier date was announced at Capcom's annual Captivate showcase event, where executive producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi said the decision was based on positive fan reaction to January's announcement trailer for the game, in which the originally intended November release date was revealed.
The enthusiastic reception for the trailer made Capcom want to get the game into players' hands earlier, says Kobayashi-san, so it proposed to the development team the idea of bringing the game out ahead of the original schedule. Capcom has about 600 people working on Resident Evil 6, it says, with 150 of those in-house staff.
Read more of "Resident Evil 6 debut moved up to October 2" at GameSpot.