The mysterious NoHopeLeft.com has been posting up strange videos and pictures for the last week or so, and while people immediately figured out that the site was part of some viral marketing campaign, no one knew what “No Hope Left” was going to ultimately tie into.
Thanks to sixthaxis.com, a little bit of the mystery behind the story has been solved: a reporter for the site examined a billboard sporting the NO HOPE LEFT slogan, and discovered that the ad space was rented out to Capcom.
NoHopeLeft.com is filled with videos and pictures from southern China, which match up with earlier rumors that Resident Evil 6 was going to be set in China. The sites’ frankly creepy videos (which are in Mandarin, again backing up the RE6 China rumors,) also seem to hint at some sort of viral outbreak or monster attack, which again, seems like a narrative match for Resident Evil 6.
The No Hope Left ads all end with the date January 19, 2012, so it looks like we don’t have long to wait if it’s true. The videos are all suitably creepy, so here’s hoping RE6 manages to blend the genuine scares of the original Resident Evil with the tense gameplay and combat of RE4. I wasn’t a huge fan of RE5 for a multitude of reasons I won’t go into here, but I’m optimistic for RE6. The recent Resident Evil: Revelations for 3DS has been getting very good reviews, and at the very least, the No Hope Left campaign has set an impressively creepy tone for the next game.