Resident Evil 6′s post-launch DLC multiplayer modes revealed, will hit Xbox 360 first
Resident Evil 6 isn’t out yet (unless you live in a certain part of Poland!) but that isn’t stopping Capcom from revealing their post-launch plans for the game. If you thought having four full-blown scenarios, Mercenaries mode and Resident Evil.Net was enough content to make this game an El Gigante-size beast, well, think again.
Capcom has just announced three multiplayer modes which will be available as post-launch DLC. No specific dates were given, but we do know that the Xbox 360 will be getting said modes first. Yup, ouch.
Details for the three modes– Survivors, Predator and Siege– are as follows:
Survivors Mode takes the classic solo- and team-based versus mode and adds a 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.
In Predator Mode, 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: stop the deadly B.O.W. in its tracks, or at least survive until the end of the session.
Choosing the human side in Siege Mode 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 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 forMercenaries, which can in turn then be used as maps for Survivors, Predator and Siegemodes, plus other items yet to be announced.
Sounds pretty damn good to me! Well, you know, besides the whole timed-exclusivity to Xbox 360 thing. So who’s ready to kick ass as the Ustanak?!