The Resident Evil 6 online community will be splintered from day one. Capcom today announced that the survival-themed Mercenaries mode will return in Resident Evil 6, but three bonus maps will be available only by preorder and will be split between a trio of retailers.
Those who preorder Resident Evil 6 at GameStop will receive the Catacombs map, Amazon users will score the High Seas Fortress environment, and Best Buy purchasers will get the Rail Yard space.
Capcom did not say if it will make the Mercenaries mode maps available for separate purchase at a later date, or how many Mercenaries maps will be available for all players. As of press time, the publisher had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment.
Resident Evil 6 is due out on October 2 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The PC version's launch date has not yet been confirmed, but Capcom says it will announce an exact date "soon." For more on the title, check out GameSpot's latest preview.