Operation Raccoon City on for 2012?

So what if Resident Evil 6 skipped its much-rumored TGS announcement this year? We’ve still got Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City to look forward to in 2011, right? Maybe not.

It would seem that the Winter release that Slant Six’s multiplayer spin-off was given when it was announced applies to the 2012 side of things. The game was strangely MIA during TGS, and speculation of a delay has been ripe since. Publisher Capcom issued IGN with a statement that read: “We haven’t announced a delay in the game. Since the announcement of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, Capcom had said that it is coming out this Winter. It still is planned to do so.”

Many had hoped that this was the pre-Christmas kind of Winter, but it would seem not. Instead it sounds like we can look forward to this one hitting in the first three months of 2012.

Meanwhile, where the hell is Resident Evil 6?