reHorror: The 4th Survivor… in Red

I know what you may be thinking: Another reHorror column focused on Ada? Well, with all the recent rumblings pertaining to Resident Evil 6’s rumored fourth scenario, I just had to talk about Ms. Wong yet again.

It all started when IGN reported that Resident Evil 6 would indeed house a fourth scenario– that won’t be playable initially. Whether it would have to be unlocked upon completion of the other three scenarios or whether it would be reserved for DLC purposes is still up for speculation, but having a fourth scenario just makes the game an even bigger beast.

Then, just recently, E3 Insider held a video interview with Capcom’s VP of strategic planning and business devlopment Christian Svensson. In it, Christian stated how the game would have, you guessed it, “four campaigns.” After contacting Capcom to clarify this, I was told that by “fourth campaign” he was referring to the game’s Mercenaries mode. So, four modes, not exactly four campaigns. However, it’s still safe to expect a fourth scenario in Resident Evil 6, taking IGN’s report and Capcom’s upcoming RE6 reveal on July 5th (according to Famitsu) into consideration. For now, we’re just left with speculation. So, let’s do just that!

Co-op is the name of the game when it comes to all of Resident Evil 6’s main scenarios, but I think Ada’s will actually be more traditional in the sense that it’ll be a pure single player experience. This could be the main reason why it’s being saved for post-completion, or maybe even *gulp* DLC. This would be quite a neat reward for players who’ve conquered all three campaigns, by getting a single player campaign to go through without any AI partner tagging along (or a human-controleld one, of course). And what’s more, you’ll get to play as Ada herself– the real one!

Ada’s scenario in Resident Evil 6 could play out like Separate Ways did in Resident Evil 4. And we may have already seen bits of her campaign with the game’s E3 trailer– like the part where she’s aiming at Jake and Sherry with her sniper, while the pair is going about their own mission. Of course, Ada’s scenario will be all about the events going on in the background of the main story arc (with its three interconnected stories), and we’re going to possibly even be aiding some of the characters without them even knowing it in their scenarios– especially Leon.

I don’t think there’ll be any bell-ringing here, but we can safely expect Ada to possibly save Leon a few times during the game. Hell, I also wouldn’t be surprised if Ada throws Leon another rocket launcher during the final boss battle– a battle that could be against a mutated Ada “clone.” Everything won’t be strictly behind the scenes with Ada in her scenario, though, because judging by a scene in the E3 trailer pictured below, she could run across many of the other main characters on her own quest to destroy her evil “clone.”

Ada isn’t going to be too happy when she finds out that she has an evil “clone” running around, promoting Simmons’s Neo- Umbrella and bio-terror at a global scale. And like I mentioned in my giant E3 preview/analysis, I think Ada may play nice with Simmons at first, so she could get all the intel she needs, before setting out to make him pay for what he did, possibly even bringing down Neo-Umbrella before it could even reach the original Umbrella’s global prominence.

We already saw Ada come across some files and photographs relating to Carla Radames and her involvement in a special experiment that may have been Ada’s replication process which revolved around the use of the C-Virus. As it’s been speculated by many, Carla Radames could actually be the Ada “clone” we’ve been seeing in the game’s trailers, dressed in blue as opposed to the real Ada in her red outfit. Capcom was pretty clever with this, stating that the woman in blue was a mysterious character while outright officially revealing the more familiar looking Ada as…Ada.

Perhaps that’s the main reason why all three scenarios will have to be completed before being able to tackle Ada’s: Capcom doesn’t want the plot’s big twist to be revealed right away. The big twist is, of course, relating to this whole “clone” business. Throughout all three campaigns, players may be led to believe that there is indeed only one Ada and that she’s become this evil global terrorist hellbent on covering the world with the C-Virus fog. Then, after seeing the big revelation that she’s in fact a “clone”, we’ll all realize how the other Ada, dressed in red, was the real one all along. Hell, maybe we won’t even see the real Ada that much during the three main scenarios, and the majority of what we’ve been shown of her in the game’s E3 trailer may have been scenes extracted from her unlockable scenario all along– save for the scene where she’s see speaking with Leon and Helena, of course.

Another thing I’m expecting is much more confined areas during Ada’s scenario, as opposed to the big wide-open areas from the other big three campaigns. I still think Ada will be journeying through Tall Oaks, China and Europe, but her adventure may find her in more traditionally enclosed areas, like facilities and labs– like the one we see her in during the E3 trailer (pictured above). Ada may not want to be all out in the open as she tries to take down Simmons and Neo-Umbrella, along with her evil “clone,” so she’ll have to play it smart and infiltrate key locales, taking on whatever BOWs may stand in her way, that just can’t be avoided.

Out of all the scenarios, I truly think Ada’s could end up being the most traditional, with scarce ammunition and health supplies as players might have to opt to just avoid enemies altogether instead of engaging in combat, trying our best to remain in the shadows, and then you also have the extremely likely possibility of the scenario being a complete solo experience to seal the deal. So I’m not really expecting giant boss battles like there’ll be in the other campaigns, but I am expecting confrontations with Ustanak that may be a little more terrifying here as we’ll have to try to avoid attacking the BOW directly. And I think it would be quite awesome to have occasional run-ins with the Ada “clone,” in moments that could play out like the SA-X encounters from Metroid Fusion or even the Dark Samus encounters from Metroid Prime 2 (for comparison’s sake…yeah, I love Metroid).

What do you guys think? How would you like Ada’s scenario to be? Sound off in the comments below and be sure to stay tuned for the big announcement coming on July 5th! Also, get your PlayStation Move controllers ready, because the next installment of reHorror will be my official review of Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection ,which lands exclusively on the PlayStation Store this Tuesday in North America.

               
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COMMENTS

  • Sherman Hakim

    my instinct told me that ada will be playable in the dlc, with jill as co-op partner, that’s why capcom didn’t reveal anything that related to jill….hmmm sounds sexy enough

    • REFanInRegina

      How about Claire instead of Jill??

      • Leeoooonnn

        It wouldn’t make sense for either one of them to be her partner…

        • grenadeh

          Neither of them will be in the game and there won’t be DLC characters from the franchise because there’s no reason to be. Rest assured that Capcom has utterly killed off Jill,Claire, Carlos, and every other Resident Evil character that isn’t Leon Kennedy, Chris Redfield, or Ada Wong. You have to have noticed it by now. The past 3 games have been entirely Chris and Leon – Jill I’m pretty sure was only put back in RE5 because someone had a lapse of kool-aid effects and, in a moment of clarity, tried to do the right thing.

          • grenadeh

            The fact that Sherry is even in this game, and that isn’t Ashley, is completely ridiculous. They brought her back for no reason but as a horrible attempt at appeasing a lot of very pissed off fans – there is no logical reason for HER to be in the game instead of Ashley, who looks and sounds exactly like her.

  • don

    Jill and Claire = DLC 🙂 oh god. i will die again by July 5. i am betting for another action packed trailer 🙂

  • Benjamin May

    Well, whatever the extra campaign is, more Resident Evil 6 can surely only be a good thing. By the way, Eurogamer have details of the European Collector’s Edition.

  • Swcloud99

    I really don’t think Ada’s scenario will be single player only. It wouldn’t be a good decision in a game boasting full on co-op to suddenly give an entirely single player campaign as a reward.
    Look at it this way: me and my best friend play through all three of the games scenarios, has a reward we get a fourth scenario with Ada but we can’t play it together because it’s not co-op. What happens, my friend watches me play it? Capcom wouldn’t do that.
    That’s why I think there won’t be an Ada scenario. Ada works alone, she doesn’t have a partner.

    • Swcloud99

      http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/605603-resident-evil-6/63298101

      Interesting lines of code included in the demo of Resident Evil 6. Just might be an Ada campaign after all.

    • Jeremy Saylor

      Unfortunately, I much prefer the isolated feel when it comes to survival horror games. They should have definitely taken the Dead Space 3 route and given you the option of going alone or with a partner (ai or human).

  • Ali

    I thoroughly enjoyed Separate Ways, albeit a small side-story compared to the much larger first campaign which leon led. I especially loved her dialogue, it told us more about her personality. She’s more human compared to the other characters who are all; ‘there’s a target, we move’ objectives *coughchrisandjillinresidentevilrevelationcough*whereas with Ada she converses with herselves, complains, even hesitates which reveals snippets of her persona.

    I’m really looking forward to Ada’s campaign and hearing Sally Cahill’s voice. i know for a fact Capcom won’t miss such an opportunity to capitalize on a major fan-favourite character as a downloadable content. It makes sense if you think about the late november-early october jump.

    people, ready your psn/xbox live points. I know i am, begrudgingly!

  • David

    I believe what you put would be satisfactory enough. Although I would like to see some sort of customization with looks. Idk. I’m sure there will be alternate costumes though

  • Badgerface

    I think it’ll be a single player campaign starring Ada, even though I would love for Jill or Claire to be in the game somehow and I haven’t given up hope on that yet.
    Also is there any reason why we should rule out the possibility that Ada is the clone of this Clara lady? Maybe Ada doesn’t want to be involved in bio-terrorism so “they” have this Clara lady do it as “Ada” to punish her or something stupid like that. I always got the impression she was under somebody’s thumb. Maybe Ada doesn’t know she’s a clone and she burns down the labs when she finds out. Or maybe I missed something that would make all of this impossible. Can’t wait to find out!

  • Ada Wong… Worst Spy Ever. Just FINALLY might prove Shadowleggy wrong this time.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6wDhat6qYQ

  • saltyirishdog

    Honestly, I kind of just want her character to die off. I know many of you like her… but her time is done. She’s too convenient & despite her ability to survive she makes us ladies all look like sneaky bitches with alterior motives. I play Adas scenario because its there. Not because I care. I’m hoping she’ll serve her time & go down in a blaze of glory & then be done.

  • grenadeh

    Ada Wong isn’t the fourth survivor. That’s Hunk – you could say it doesn;’t matter but his scenario in RE2 is actually called the 4th survivor, so Ada is the third. Which we all know is bullshit anyway because Capcom retcons whatever they want and there were actually like 35 survivors. Anyway, Ada looks like shit in this game, and her role is going to be garbage. It’s weird because the model looks very very similar to her ORC/DSC/RE4 model but it just doesn’t look right for some reason. And her outfit sucks too, it’s too Devil May Cry looking. Clone? What is this clone nonsense? This game is just going to be horrible.

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