Resident Evil 6 PC gets exclusive game mode

Capcom confirms PC version of zombie shooter will receive The Mercenaries: No Mercy game type; Siege mode coming to PS3, Xbox 360 in March.

Capcom today announced that the PC version of Resident Evil 6 will receive an exclusive game mode called The Mercenaries: No Mercy. A spin on the classic Mercenaries mode from previous games, the new version includes "more enemies on screen than ever before."

Capcom also today solidified release plans for the PC version of Resident Evil 6. The game will launch physically and digitally March 22 in North America and Europe and will include features that were patched in to the console versions.

These include access to Ada Wong's campaign from the outset and the camera-adjustment update. In addition, PC players will be able to tap into ResidentEvil.net to view and track their statistics.

Additionally, Capcom announced today that the notably absent Siege mode for Resident Evil 6 will arrive in March for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It will be a $4 download for both platforms. What's more, Capcom said the Survivors, Predator, and Onslaught game add-ons will launch for the PS3 in February priced at $4 each. These were previously available only for the Xbox 360.

Lastly, Capcom said all Resident Evil 6 expansions--Survivors, Predator, Onslaught, and Siege--will be available for PC players to purchase "shortly after" March 22. All future title updates for the console versions of the game will be available free for PC players, the company said.

For more on Resident Evil 6--which Capcom believes has been "successful to some degree"--check out GameSpot's review.

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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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Roger_Smith
Roger_Smith

Ironically, I find the Mercs to be the saving grace of RE6. I beat all the campaigns just to know the story and to unlock the characters for use in Mercs. But I rarely play campaign unless it's for an event.

GuiltyRevolt
GuiltyRevolt

So, they took the most hated game play in most of gaming that most people complain about (Escort Missions)... and they made it into a lopsided multiplayer experience.

I'm near certain that Capcom wants you to hate them. 

FredrickMimms
FredrickMimms

i just pre-purchased it today of steam for £19:99 comes with soundtrack and resident evil 5 for free,  i will always support Capcom


can't complain LOL 

Chronologo
Chronologo

"more enemies on screen than ever before."

Sigh... they just don't get it

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

I never like the Mercenaries modes in any of the RE games. I feel obligated to play this game eventually but I won't be paying very much for it. I will catch it for under $10 on Steam.

jark888
jark888

QTEs, too much to handle? Try to play old school games, noobs.

MaddenBowler10
MaddenBowler10

"more enemies on screen than ever before." RIP Resident Evil

IAMTYLERDURDEN
IAMTYLERDURDEN

Might be worth it when the STEAM summer sale comes around.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

Calling Resident Evil 6 bad is over expressed, and frankly untrue. Many of you probably never played the game. It's hardly the best Resident Evil, point taken. But quicktime & chase scenes aside, it's a good game. Believe it or not the game is very big and the flaws do not sum up the majority of the experience.

PcGamingRig
PcGamingRig

Does it come without RE6? That would be a bonus.

megakick
megakick

Thats goiing to make the game better :/

jenovaschilld
jenovaschilld

I am so disappointed in the mutliplayer part of RE.  I have played and played the add on's Survivors, Predator, Onslaught, and Siege as soon as they came out, but it was just not enough. I mean the single player game you tacked on was really awesome and well made but it was just too long, and just drew me away from RE multiplayer, I mean cmon that is why we pick up a copy of RE6 - to be engulfed in online dlc multiplayer for hours and hours, it is what we have been asking forever.                                                                                      I think some realistic decisions should be made to take the time, resources, and money set aside for the storyline/campaign and have it allocated for more multiplayer in RE before anything else, then if there is time or demand release some kind of crappy mission, story, campaign or what ever to make a few bucks. Remember capcom it is why we started playing this game and genre all those years ago, it is so we can have the worlds best quality  multiplayer with as little storyline/campaign to get in the way. 

I wonder sometimes if capcom and publishers look through some bizarre-o-world mirror at forum posts and all they see is what I have written above. 


SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

Hmm perhaps some new mini games to replace the quick time events and improved shooting mechanics ? One can only hope a modder gets hold of this or maybe an official patch :D

shalashaska88
shalashaska88

Let's all just ignore this crap and wait for Revelations. I hear it's the ONLY good RE game that came out last year. 

eiji1
eiji1

Can't we just get a good game?

meedokicky
meedokicky

lol if that mode was on consoles it would truly be "no mercy" because it would have suffered from choppy frame rate XD per their say "biggest number of enemies on screen".

franzito
franzito

I just sold the unfinished version. Waiting for the complete one.

buccomatic
buccomatic

can't wait for that big price drop!

chrisangelo2k7
chrisangelo2k7

Here we go with the "exclusive" bullcrap again... Oh wait! Just a Mercenary Add-on? Nevermind then...

simon_levane
simon_levane

The guy who plays Bruce Willis' son in "A Good Day to Die Hard" should play Jake.

PcGamer4Ever1
PcGamer4Ever1

It will still be a bad game . I am looking forward to RE Revelations .

Lazer255
Lazer255

I think that my money will be spent on DmC for the PC, love the series 

Mr_BillGates
Mr_BillGates

They can add whatever they want, but it isn't going to stop them from pirating the hell out of this game.

Kjranu
Kjranu

Sega can buy the RE franchise once Capcom go down btw. At least they will properly manage it. 

Kjranu
Kjranu

Wow, talk about nickel and diming the gamer. Capcom, please go the way of THQ. 

nurnberg
nurnberg

By selling each mode for 4$, they are only going to fragment the community and only a handful of people will get those modes.

Laloov
Laloov

finally good news for PC gamers i hevent heard such for a long long time

MW2ismygame
MW2ismygame

Oh my, this has made my opinion of this sh***y game to completely stay the same. 


R.I.P RE 

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

yes, but did they fix the shear amount of QTE that ruin the gameplay?

esfuerzo31
esfuerzo31

this game is awesome!  this dlc loooks pretty fun. 

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@jark888 You can also buy a perk that makes the QTE's with monster encounters easier, its a cheap perk and is likely the way to go considering its a big deal for a few gamers. Personally they seemed easy, sure they cause a cheap death from unawareness, but that's no different when being eaten by fish monster in Resi 4. Only real difference is these QTE's can become tedious I guess. At anyrate the PC version will likely mod the code and remove this anyway geez. People need to realise it's actually a good game, flaws and all.

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

@jark888 I'm nearing the 200hours of RE gameplay. I can tell you that yes, they are many, but the worst part is not the amount, but the difficulty of those QTE's. It's insane how much button mashing is needed in No Hope difficulty. I only have 2 PS3 controlers, and I do not intend on buying another...

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

@PcGamingRig ahahaha oh man that's harsh.  Deservedly so though.  I want survival horror resi back :(

jark888
jark888

@jenovaschilld Your idea of multiplayer before campaign is pretty funny for me, but I like the idea of longer & deeper(experience) multiplayer mode.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

@shalashaska88 That one I do look forward to. I hope they realize it was their only good game and put a lot of effort into making it look great and not find a way to capcom it up.

ilovelctr
ilovelctr

@Mr_BillGates Somehow I think this game deserves being pirated, on all platforms, as a punishment to Capcom's ignorance to fans.

jark888
jark888

@DiamondDM13 @jark888 I nearly reach 200 hours gameplay as well. The only hard part I remember in No Hope is when I had to press X repeatedly while killing Simmon on the building. I'll give you an idea. You don't hold the controller traditional way, instead, put it down, hold it with your left hand and quickly press it with index or middle finger of your right hand(if you're right handed).

cco61827
cco61827

@RSM-HQ @shalashaska88 It's actually true though, lol. I play Revelations, Operation Raccoon City, and Resident Evil 6 and Revelations was amazing. ORC was the worst game I've played in a loooong time, and Resident Evil 6 was just meh.

IAMTYLERDURDEN
IAMTYLERDURDEN

@shalashaska88 I agree. Looking forward to Revelations myself.

Lazer255
Lazer255

@Strider8009 @Lazer255  The Costume Skin DLC? I don't care about that, maybe the Virgil one turns out good, but I'm not getting it anyway

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

@jark888 @DiamondDM13 Which means it's too difficult. If it wasn't, you could to Simmons punching holding the controler normally. I didn't have to do that during God Mode Ares, why would I do that in RE...

It's not the case of lack of experience. I've beaten all Very Hard GoW's, I even beat DMC3, the original one (and the SE aswell) with SS rank in all missions and difficulty. I'm used the difficult games. But this game is broken when it comes to QTE's. (Other than that it's not even a problem when it comes to difficulty, expect on the vehicle parts...)

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@cco61827 @RSM-HQ @shalashaska88 Perhaps your standards are very high? 6 Doesn't beat REmake or Resi 4, but I still considered it a good game. Mind you, I could look past its faults and still enjoy the game. Much like when I clocked Resi0.

ratchet200
ratchet200

@Strider8009 @ratchet200 @Kjranu 
Yea im not gonna argue that Sonic Generations was a bad game because it seems like Sega are back on track with Sonic. I only really just meant the games in between :)