Resident Evil 6 hits PC March 22

Capcom nails down release date for PC version of action-shooter; free update for console versions out today brings No Hope difficulty, more.

The PC version of Resident Evil 6 will arrive March 22, 2013, Capcom announced today. The game will launch with "all console content," as well as future content delivered through free title updates. In September, Capcom said Resident Evil 6 for PC would not ship for "some time" and promised it would not make the same mistakes as Resident Evil 4.

Resident Evil 6 for PC will be available as a download on March 22, with no mention made of a release at traditional retail outlets. The Steam version of the game will support cloud saving, Steam Achievements, leaderboards, and game overlay.

Capcom also announced today that Resident Evil 6 will be available via Xbox 360 Games on Demand sometime later this year. No price for this version of the game was announced.

In addition, the previously announced Resident Evil 6 title update for consoles is out today. This update unlocks Ada Wong's campaign from the beginning and adds a co-op partner for her campaign. Additionally, the update brings new camera-adjustment options and a No Hope difficulty.

Capcom also said a new title update for Resident Evil 6 will be available January 22. It will make the Agent Hunt mode available from the start, allows for stage selection within chapters, and brings a new quick time event assist. For the full update notes, check out Capcom's website.

Lastly, three new multiplayer modes (Predator, Onslaught, and Survivor) will be available for the Xbox 360 version of Resident Evil 6 tomorrow for $4 each or bundled together for $9. It is not clear when these modes will arrive for the PS3 or PC versions of the game.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Chui_GamingX
Chui_GamingX

Cool! i didnt know there still 2012! NOT 2013 :D GameSpot create TIME PARADOX !!!

HyabusaRyu
HyabusaRyu

so we have to wait that long for a shity game ?

no thanks, beside we have great games comming up march next year !

drgribb
drgribb

Another digital-only release...  Any interest I had in buying this (and believe me, there was interest- I'm not one of those guys who just harps on a game they had no intention of ever getting in the first place) is now completely gone.  I mean completely.  Well. that was easy.  'Save me some money I'll (hopefully) be able to spend on the next Resident Evil game they decide to release on PC or Wii U.

jark888
jark888

Click like if you love this game. Reply if you feel otherwise.

yonyz
yonyz

Honestly this is a bit saddening.

I know Capcom supports the PC lately, but why port a bad game? I hope it sells well anyway.

scanevaro
scanevaro

oh. its resident evil.... Nothing to do here....

MattyTheButcher
MattyTheButcher

April Fools! 

 

Oh, wait it's December. They are serious about a PC version.

 

Capcom should just give some of the money they are wasting on doing anything involving this game. 

soheil_nassri
soheil_nassri

It is so scary you should not play when you are alone at home because it really scares you how sh*t this game is. Also it is very mind bending, you have to solve many puzzles through the game one of them is how you have paid money for this crappy game. Finally how Japanese companies ruin their famous franchise like Tecmo did to Ninja Gaiden 3 and Konami Ruined Silent Hill series.

RaveNRolla
RaveNRolla

no hope is AWESOME! no skills, no infinite ammo (yes, in your face pantsies!), it's almost as if they made it for me. awesome update, now all i need is a way to ditch the guns i don't need so i can make a handgun-only run on no hope...

deadpeasant
deadpeasant

The first mod that should be made for this game is a No QTEs mod. That would instantly make it kind of playable!

tomkat69pc
tomkat69pc

haha - the picture: zombie pizza ..

 

HybridExtreme
HybridExtreme

How many hundreds of games come out for PC later than console release?? Anyone bashing RE 6 or Capcom for it needs to realize this and relax. Your acting like its the first time a game has come out on PC after console release date. Grow up! Is this your first stroll out in public without mommy and daddy? Does somebody need a nap? Get over it and move on. Better yet, consoles are constantly dropping in price so save up your milk money and go buy one. Doesn't matter which one Xbox 360 PS3, they're equally fun to play games on! Oh and Happy Fxxxkin' Holidays!

asifah30
asifah30

Being a PC gamer I just say "Who care for this crap". There would be more better and excellent than this.

sieg6529
sieg6529

It's going to be so awesome when I don't play it.  I can't wait to not experience excessive QTE and a tired storyline.

kik4444
kik4444

Like it was said below, if they had released it at the same time, they would've gotten more money, but now everyone knows it's a shitty game so no one is gonna buy it

Dawg9000
Dawg9000

 @Eric_Drav3n You are a wise man. Jerk around the PC players then tell them you're gonna make a game to get a few more bucks in your pocket. They probably held off on the news to prevent people from going "I'm not buying that, just gonna pirate the PC version". Well, just like this guy said, everyone knows it's a crappy game now, so good job again Capcom.

Eric_Drav3n
Eric_Drav3n

I doubt many PC gamers will buy it now. They probably could have made some money on the PC version if they released it at the same time as console versions but now that everyone knows it's a shitty game, I don't think so. Sorry Crapcom, you blew it.

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

GOOD. Friggin ticked me off when they announced last year just weeks before the game was to be released that, "Oh yeah, we forgot to mention that we aren't bringing out the Pc version at the same time as the console versions, even though we never indicated as such until just now."  ARGHS.

 

Well at least it's coming out.

gamergath
gamergath

Am gonna wait. As usual PC version of games have great visuals than consoles. :-P

 

wexorian
wexorian

I'l skip 1st time Resident evil game Seems, So sad to see what great franchise with great story and Gameplay became so Crappy easy game.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

what a lot of people dont get is, online co-op is where the "meat and potatoes" of this game is at. after i played through all the campaigns on all difficulties with all characters by myself, i almost never play single player anymore. the online mechanics are so addictive that you cant help but keep playing. plus ive met some of the coolest people on re6, not your typical teeny bopper, im a friggin god, ego maniac, call of duty type player. all i know is that re6 is in my #4 in my raptr top five most played games and ive played a lot of friggin games in this generation. cant wait for re7 and i wouldnt mind the least bit if they kept this formula with future sequels, it just works.

ExplicitMike
ExplicitMike

OH goody now I can have this crap on my PC. No doubt it will come with the awesome GFWL. (sarcasm) Trollolol.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

Wow, I didn't realize it wasn't out on PC. 

 

Shows how little I cared about the latest from a franchise I used to love.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

phew, i tell you what, that no hope difficulty is something else. no skills allowed (that includes infinite ammo) and everything does more damage? i dont know if its my imagination but it seems like the enemies are a bit more aggressive as well. i decided to try jake's campaign first and it took me an hour just to get to the second chapter. herbs are a godly commodity on no hope and rationing them is key to survival. first aid sprays are also the next best thing to the holy grail, heh.

Mrod1212
Mrod1212

Don't understand the hate for this game, it is solid. Sure it has it's flaws. but still solid.

NTM23
NTM23

It's pathetic that people are treating this like it's... Big Rigs. I bet if this game had been reviewed well here and a few other places, even if it was the same game, we'd hear far less "Wow, the game is total shit!" Just because it's not a survival horror doesn't make it bad, or by now, worse than the past Resident Evil games.

 

Just because you like survival horror (RE to RE3) doesn't mean this game is bad. I think there are some that are fixated far too much on RE's past to give this game a proper opinion, and then there are those, even some of the same people that'll say the game is crap because it's easy to conform with reviews that say it's not a good game.

 

There would even be some that if they had played it and enjoyed it, they'd try to find a way to focus on the negative because they want to believe what others believe since they don't think they can be right in liking it; that's f*cked up. It's either, you take these set of aspects and make it break your experience, or you're one that simply doesn't mind them (QTE's) and really enjoys the game. I certainly don't think the things that are focused on are problems, they're simply present in the game. The game has other minor problems.

 

When you can view the game on its own, and not moan about the game not being survival horror, then your opinion matters.

slayerSS-3
slayerSS-3

yey!!! I'm very exited about this Gears of evil I'm sorry Resident evil! And just with half year of delay... lol

whackyq
whackyq

awsome, can't wait. I think one thing capcom gets right is putting alot of content into their games, and res-e is no different. While there are alot of things people nitpick about, I don't think the overall experience is as flawed as people think (definitely not a 4.5). Different people definitely experienced this game differently.

 

Hope a Gold version comes out, Ill trade mine in and get it haha.

GameFan1983
GameFan1983

well, steam had RE6 on pre-order 3 weeks ago, GS is always 2 steps late....

NTM23
NTM23

 @KimCheeWarriorX I disagree, the campaign solo was better to me, or, it wasn't "better" but it was potentially less frustrating since you don't have to deal with a partner to worry about. One thing I disliked about Resident Evil 6 was the very, very end after you've completed all of the campaigns.

 

If people are mad about where Resident Evil has gone, they should be far more concerned with where it could be heading with what is shown in the end. It takes an adequate, no more, no less of a character and makes it seem like he's far more great than I think he is, and it seemed like a very deliberate way to say "Hey, this is how we're thinking of taking the sequel!"

 

I hope with what the end indicates, it won't be heading in that direction, that's more like a Devil May Cry/Resident Evil game. Time to punch zombies! That was one of the only problems I had with the game.

robbiejones
robbiejones

 @Mrod1212

 i totally agree dude, i borrowed re5 from my mate while i was playing ressi 6 and damn the controls r sooo much better, and not only dat the diff campaigns r friggin awsome esp leons imo. i rekon the pepl who reviewed the game wernt good at working the controls like dodging enemies attacks etc.

KimCheeWarriorX
KimCheeWarriorX

 @NTM23 in japan, the game was well reviewed and thats where the series originated.

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

 @slayerSS-3 Actually, that's what the first Gears of War was supposed to be named. You know, the RE4 lookalike...

sieg6529
sieg6529

 @RaveNRolla I didn't, but let's do that....seems that everyone is whining about delays and DLC.  Gee golly whiz you presumptuous plick, maybe you're wrong!

HybridExtreme
HybridExtreme

 @NTM23  If you're referring to a certain after credits cut scene involving a boy an apple and a hooded man then you shouldn't put too much thought into that. It may just be one of Capcom's typical after credits scenes with it's characters, But if that's the direction they go I am up for it. Move the series forward, get away from the same old thing and move on to new things.

robbiejones
robbiejones

 @KimCheeWarriorX  @NTM23

 cause japan prob didnt have noobie reviewers..the controls r awsome compared to previous titles and the story was fun. i also luved the diff skills...gr8 game

NTM23
NTM23

 @HybridExtreme There's a reason they put emphasis on it, otherwise it wouldn't be there. It really all depends on the what the consumers want though, but my point is that I believe they want to continue the series with him. It's not hard to believe them wanting to do this from watching that, that's how things go and to me that's common sense.

robbiejones
robbiejones

 @NTM23  @KimCheeWarriorX

 Last time i checked i wasnt writing an english essay :P. But since theres uptight prunes out there like such as yourself...i might keep that in mind

NTM23
NTM23

 @robbiejones  @KimCheeWarriorX Ehhh. That's some bad typing there robbiejones. Japan wasn't the only ones that enjoyed the game though, there were those here in the U.S. that liked it, and I'm sure others did as well rather than just the United States and Japan.