In 2010, Kotaku learned that SOCOM and Resident Evil series part-timers Slant Six Games had been working on a game in the Star War universe. Specifically, a new entry in the Battlefront series of multiplayer shooters.

While that game was eventually cancelled, a user on website claims to have found a series of images from the game among files found on the disc of...Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.

Given the date these images turned up there's every reason to be sceptical, but the site's users do specialise in digging through hidden content and unreleased versions of games. Given how mundane the shots are, they may actually be the real deal.

Why they'd be hiding in Resident Evil code, though, is anyone's guess. A binary cry for help?

It's been over three years since we saw assets from the last developer to take a swing at the franchise, Free Radical.

The last we'd heard the next Battlefront game, whatever it's called by now, was in the hands of Spark Unliminted.

Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City Star Wars Placeholder [Betagames (registration required), via NeoGAF]