Capcom has just announced a whole host of content for their upcoming title Resident Evil 6, that will allow gamers to experience new modes and additional content following the launch of this highly anticipated title, which is due for release on the 2nd of October.
Available as downloadable content, three new gameplay modes will expand on the multiplayer elements available in the retail version and deliver new and ways to enjoy the world of Resident Evil 6.
A take on the classic solo and team based versus mode but with an added twist. Get killed and you respawn as an enemy character with the ability to attack the human characters. Take down two human characters to resurrect in human form. Last man or team standing wins.
One player takes on the role of the Ustanak, the fearsome B.O.W. that stalks Jake Muller throughout his campaign, and tries to eliminate the human players. The humans’ task is to stop the deadly B.O.W. in its tracks, or at least survive until the end of the session.
This will see players protecting a single NPC, while as a member of the enemy team, players will need to eliminate that same NPC. If the NPC is still alive at the end of the time period, the human team wins.
Survivors, Predator and Siege modes will all support up to six players online and be played using maps from Mercenaries Mode. Players will even be able to track their accomplishments in these three modes alongside their main campaign statistics and compare their performance with others by registering on ResidentEvil.Net, the free online service that launches alongside Resident Evil 6.
Further post-launch downloadable content for Resident Evil 6 will include additional maps for Mercenaries, which can in turn then be used as maps for Survivors, Predator and Siege modes, plus other items yet to be announced.
Unfortunately no details mentioned if the new online modes will feature local split-screen offline and/or online support.