Resident Evil 6 update live, PC version dated and another free title update incoming!

Resident Evil 6’s first free title update is now live on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This brings some new features to the game. You can now adjust the camera with three separate settings you can alter to suit your tastes. Ada’s campaign will also be available from the get-go, including a brand new partner for her, the Agent. You’ll also be able to tackle the game in its hardest difficulty setting titled No Hope. But that’s not all the Resident Evil news for today…

PC gamers rejoice! The release date for the PC version of Resident Evil 6 has just been revealed. The game will be hitting North America as a digital download through Steam on March 22, 2013. It will hit Europe on the same day, but it’ll also be available as a retail disc. And going back to digital downloads, Resident Evil 6 will be available on Xbox 360’s Games on Demand service later this holiday season.

All the content found in the console versions will be present in the PC version, including the additions and enhancements from the current and upcoming free title updates. Being on Steam, the game will make good use of the service’s features by supporting the following:

·         Cloud saving

·         Steam Achievements

·         Friends support

·         Game overlay

·         Leader boards

I know you PC gamers are big on specs, so have at you!

Minimum specs

·         OS: Windows Vista®/XP, Windows 7, Windows 8

·         Processor: Intel® CoreTM2 Duo 2.4 Ghz or better, AMD AthlonTM X2 2.8 Ghz or better

·         Memory: 2 GB RAM

·         Hard Disk Space: 16 GB free hard drive space

·         Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800GTS or better

·         DirectX®: 9.0c or greater

·         Sound: Standard audio device

Recommended specs

·         OS: Windows Vista®/XP, Windows 7, Windows 8

·         Processor: Intel® CoreTM 2 Quad 2.7 Ghz or better, AMD PhenomTM II X4 3 Ghz or better

·         Memory: 4 GB RAM

·         Hard Disk Space: 16 GB free hard drive space

·         Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560 or better

·         DirectX®: 9.0c or greater

·         Sound: Standard audio device

Capcom has also announced that there’s a second free title update coming on January 22, 2013. The contents of this update are as follows:

Agent Hunt Mode

·         Available without having to complete a campaign

·         Selectable criteria for joining a session

o   Stage selection

o   Region selection

o   Players can determine whether to join a session based on campaign player’s settings such as infinite ammo or friendly fire setting

Stage selection

·         Individual stages within chapters can be accessed at any time once completed

General

·         QTE assist

o   QTE assist is currently part of the Amateur difficulty level, and automatically completes QTEs for the player. With this update, players can optionally activate QTE assist on any difficulty level.

·         Adjustments

o   Some sections of the game have had their difficulty adjusted to provide an improved experience

Does this all sound good to you? Free is always good! How are you all liking the new camera settings? Feel free to share your camera setups in the comments below! Oh, and who else is happy about Mega Man’s return with Street Fight X Mega Man?!

               
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