Ada Wong is Resident Evil 6's fourth playable character

As suspected by fans, Ada Wong will have her own playable campaign in Resi 6, and we got to play it. Check out the new details and gameplay videos below!

We knew that Resident Evil 6 was going to have three separate campaigns, but now Capcom has confirmed that there will be a fourth and final story starring long-term bad girl of the series, Ada Wong. A female protagonist was frequently requested by fans, and many of the same people had suspected Ada may be the final chapter of Resi 6's multi-stranded campaign. We managed to get the first official details on the campaign first-hand from Capcom's production team, and also play it ourselves. Here's what you need to know.

You will need to finish all other campaigns to play as Ada

Ada's campaign overlaps with other character's stories, so you will need to experience the other three campaigns first, before getting to see the game from Ada's perspective. In the section of gameplay that we experienced, Ada witnesses a scene from Leon's campaign, and then meets both Leon and Helena further into the demo.

Ada's campaign has plenty of puzzle solving

While Ada's campaign boasts plenty of the action-oriented gameplay of Resident Evils four and five, it will also boast more of the sort of puzzles that earlier games in the series had to offer. We experienced physics-based puzzles and fetch quests during our demo, some of which required quite a bit of thinking before they could be figured out.

Like every game hero this year, Ada can fire arrows

Like Lara Croft, Prophet, and Connor, Ada can fire arrows at her enemies--Ada's weapon of choice is a crossbow. While the crossbow is useful enough to remove zombie heads and take out multiple enemies in a row, it also plays it's part in some of the puzzles. And in true Resident Evil style, not only is ammo limited, the reload time is agonisingly slow when you're up against a pack of zombies.

She also has a grapple gun

Ada also appears to be much more agile than the other characters in the game, thanks to a grapple gun that she uses to ascend objects quickly. This allows her to get around quickly, but also looks particularly impressive, as Ada add's a somersault to the end of her climbs wherever possible.

Ada's campaign is single player only

Unlike the other campaigns which can be played cooperatively, Ada's campaign is single player only. That doesn't mean you'll always be on your own--half of our demo was spent with AI-controlled Leon and Helena--it just means that other people won't be able to join you as they can in the other campaigns.

You learn more about Helena's sister Debra

The final part of our Ada demo shed light on the shocking experiments done by Derek C. Simmons on Debra Harper. You come across Debra hatching from sort of egg, and see her sister Helena trying to comfort the human/zombie hybrid. In characteristically cold fashion, Ada shoots Debra with her crossbow, but this triggers a boss battle with Debra that takes place above ground, below ground, and on a mine cart. Again, the boss battle can be difficult if you haven't stocked up on ammo, but thankfully you have AI companions Leon and Helena to help out.

The announcement of Ada's campaign means that Resident Evil 6 just got a third bigger in terms of size, and it looks like it will offer some of the horror and puzzle-solving elements that are so popular with fans of the series. There's plenty more to talk about when it comes to the game, so for more information, check out our preview of the game's new multiplayer mode and customisation options.

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Iggie2010
Iggie2010

STOP FUCKING COMPLAINING IF YOU DONT LIKE IT THEN DONT BUY IT AND STOP SLAGGING CAPCOM OF ID LIKE TO SEE YOU MAKE A BETTER ONE YOU FUCKING RETARDS. I LOVE THE GAME IT IS AWSOME NICE WORK GUYS :D

RaveNRolla
RaveNRolla

you mean 7th playable character dude..

DoomSky
DoomSky

It would of been a lot cooler to of discovered this in the game after beating the other 3 but I guess Capcom din't have much of a choice after it got leaked. *shakes fist at internet*

foxrock66
foxrock66

The more I see about this the less excited I get

samus_my_life
samus_my_life

Best Game Ever RE6 is my life :)

 

but I'm very sad about Wesker Death :(

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

Not fourth, but seventh, obviously... Mr. Guy Cocka. 

Mabrry
Mabrry

Played the demo from Dragon's Dogma, and I gotta say, this game is pretty fun! While some things need polishing it surely wouldn't cause me to not enjoy playing this with my brother :D Good job Capcom, despite all the hate you guys are getting lately I've been loving your games! 

dj_tiesto_9000
dj_tiesto_9000

You "fans" stop hating on this game!!! . . . I found this Game FLAWLESS . . and if you dont like it dont buy it and stop complaining about everything !! :D

ThoseSaints
ThoseSaints

This is a game I will have to keep a close eye on. I am not completely sold on it yet.

pxiufeng
pxiufeng

Love Ada's new face...more asian...didnt dig the RE4 look at all

Architeuthis
Architeuthis

This game looks dumb... and that's coming from a long-time fan.

doubleA_ron0890
doubleA_ron0890

Thank you for not spoiling us on what will happen to Helena's sister.

Eraldus
Eraldus

I hope we can upgrade our weapons in this one too...

fend_oblivion
fend_oblivion

What did they do to Ada? She looks like Katherine Marlowe :/

JohnMark320
JohnMark320

If this game has four main characters and storyline archs, it better be damn long. It'll kill me if each campaign is only around four hours each >_> 

Dagamemonkey
Dagamemonkey

I'm not going to judge Resident Evil 6 on these videos alone, but the game looks a little bit underwhelming. I feel kind of so-so about them.

Glupie
Glupie

Single-Player only. Why?

 

Oh character clash between the characters or lame restrictions?

davidsworld3
davidsworld3

I'll be damend this just made me decide to get it afterall, ada being the only real reason to get it.  Actual zombies and puzzle solving!  She needs her own zombie re series that takes on the classic style of playing the game and of course zombies.

mkb11109
mkb11109

This might be good after all... one can only hope. 

bakasora
bakasora

Now she don't look like asian

AstroVampyr
AstroVampyr

I cried... it isn't dlc... thank the heavens....

gamespot2DBOne
gamespot2DBOne

it would be cool if they could release a real re game next to re:6,,as re6 not a real re game more like a action side mission nex to a re game

gamespot2DBOne
gamespot2DBOne

tekkelite wrote: have you ever played parts 1-Code Veronica?  The controls were horrible.  The times have changed, the game has evolved, i ahve never had any problem with code veronica as i smoootly played through the game,,

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

the only bad think I can say about this is that Ada wears no dress :(

franzito
franzito

Man, I didn't see that coming (SERIOUSLY!) but it was a pleasure playing with Ada in RE4, it'll be great playing with her again.

jwsoul
jwsoul

For CRYING out loud! Why is it when i watch these videos the person playing is so BAD. Why is every gun not reloaded its so frustrating to watch somebody who has more than likely played games for over a decade still make such dull witted mistakes. I actually cant watch the videos its so frustrating lol. 

 

Game looks fantastic. 

toyo75
toyo75

I hope Capcom releases Resident Evil 6 as a complete game that loyal fans of the series wouldn't have to pay extra dollars for a DLC or another extra bucks for a pass code to unlock other features in the game. 

BFKZ
BFKZ

camera is still terrible.

sell
sell

 @Mabrry

 the demo is good i played it but not online with anyone yet how is playing with a non AI partner?

Senor_Kami
Senor_Kami

 @JohnMark320 16-hour single player (4 four hour campaigns) is significantly longer than what most games offer these days.  Even for old days, 16 hours is a fair length for an action-adventure title.

franzito
franzito

@jwsoul Yeah, everybody plays better than that, huh?

y3ivan
y3ivan

 @BFKZ controls are bad too. the analog aiming feels like playing a ps3 controls

Mabrry
Mabrry

 @sell It was pretty sweet, I enjoyed doing all three campaigns in coop and they definitely did a good job delivering a good experience with a bud

Albaficas
Albaficas

 @Mabrry  @sell yep remove the title resident evil and its a good uncharted of wars clone