Xbox 360-exclusive Resident Evil 6 DLC gets release date

Capcom has announced new multiplayer modes for the Xbox 360 version of Resident Evil 6. The new multiplayer modes will be released on December 18. The DLC adds new game modes—Predator, Survivors, and Onslaught, and will be sold separately for 320 Microsoft Points. Players can also buy all three together for 720 Microsoft Points.

In Predator, one of the players takes on the role of one of the bosses from Resident Evil 6, the Ustanak, and has to murder all the other players. Survivors is a mode where dead players are resurrected as enemies, and the last man standing wins. Onslaught is a two-player competitive mode where the player with the higer number zombie kills under his belt wins.

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Capcom has also confirmed the release date of a free update that will unlock Ada Wong's campaign from the start, and includes a new ultra-hard difficulty mode for the single player campaign. The update will be released a day before the DLC—December 17.

Capcom earlier caught flak for its inclusion of on-disk DLCs in copies of Resident Evil 6. The company later released a statement that made some clarifications about the DLCs, and talked about the free ones. According to Capcom Unity, the No Hope Left difficulty setting revealed by modders to be on the disk is set to be a free piece of DLC, along with a new character that adds co-operative gameplay to Ada Wong’s campaign. Capcom also announced that the character skins found on the disks are part of the game’s service and are meant to be unlocked through completing challenges. Additionally, this update will make Ada's campaign available from the start; currently you must complete all three of the primary campaigns to unlock this bonus.

Capcom issued a statement earlier about the inclusion of on-disk DLC. Speaking with Eurogamer, a Capcom spokesperson admitted that one piece of Resident Evil 6 DLC requires downloaded data and on-disc data to work, but declined to offer specifics. "We still have an unannounced DLC for RE6 that will be revealed in the coming months and while virtually all such content will not be on the disc there will be one piece of content, that for technical reasons, requires the use of a combination of newly downloaded data and data that is included on the retail game disc," the spokesperson said.

The company received flak for a similar move earlier this year with its fighting game – Street Fighter X Tekken. The game included many of the characters, which were planned as DLC, on the disk of the game, which irked players a great deal as the characters were already made and playable, and should’ve been included in the game from release without the payment barrier.


You can read our review of Resident Evil 6 here.

Published Date: Dec 06, 2012 02:33 pm | Updated Date: Dec 06, 2012 02:33 pm