The horror genre in video games is generally very empty save for a couple of games here and there, and some indie games. One of the big names in the horror genre is Capcom’s Resident Evil series. The latest game in the series – Resident Evil 6 – will be released tomorrow for the consoles. So far there has been no mention of the release date for the PC version of the game.
Early in September, Capcom had announced that the PC version of Resident Evil 6 won’t be trivial. Senior VP of Capcom, Christian Svensson said, "It is a small, but appropriately sized team working on the RE6 PC project. It is a different group than originally planned, lest it would have taken even longer than it currently will but this team will do a better job than what was being considered originally".
The game is all set to release tomorrow
It was recently revealed that Resident Evil 6 will have three multiplayer modes that will be sold as downloadable content (DLC). The DLCs are to be timed exclusives for the Xbox 360, with no word from Capcom about the PlayStation 3 or PC versions for the DLCs. The three multiplayer modes include Predator mode, Siege mode and Survivor mode.
In Predator mode, one player plays the 'Ustanak', who is a huge monster, reminiscent of the Tank from Left 4 Dead. The Ustanak has to go around the map and kill all the other players. Siege mode is a team based escort mission mode where one team has to keep an NPC alive while the other team has to kill it. The third mode, Survivor mode, is a team-based mode, where one team has to survive the other team’s (who are zombies) attempts to kill them. If a survivor dies in this mode, he respawns as a zombie and the game becomes a last-man-standing ordeal.
Resident Evil is one of Capcom’s most successful franchises yet. Resident Evil 6 was originally set to have three playable characters – Leon Kennedy, Chris Redfield and Jake Muller, all three with their own storylines that will eventually converge. Though recently, Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu revealed that Resident Evil 6 will feature a fourth campaign that can be unlocked. The fourth campaign will feature Ada Wong as a playable character, and will be unlocked once the three main campaigns of the game have been cleared.
In an interview with Famitsu, Executive Producer, Hiroyuki Kobayashi talked about some of the details about Ada’s campaign. “Ada’s story will clear up the mysteries from the other scenarios,” said Kobayashi. “Her scenario is played solo, without a partner character. When playing as Leon and the other main characters, you may end up encountering other players who are controlling Ada”.
Another big feature for Resident Evil 6 is Residentevil.net. The free online service got a trailer back in August, which showcased many of the features of the service, such as giving Capcom the capability to hold events, which will reward gamers with in-game items such as skins. Capcom quotes an example of one such event, “let's say one weekend the goal is to kill 10,000 zombies. Everyone who has an RE.net account and plays during that time period will receive RE.net points that can be redeemed on the site for a variety of goodies - chief among them new costumes that appear in the actual game”.
Resident Evil 6 is all set to release tomorrow, and you can expect our review of the game shortly.