Resident Evil 6's multiplayer mode is Agent Hunt

Resident Evil 6 boasts a multiplayer mode called Agent Hunt, where you can terrorise human players as the zombified J'avo. We got to play against the makers of the game, as well as put your questions to them directly.

Like Resident Evil 5, Resi 6 will boast a co-op story mode that can be played online. Well, three of the four campaigns can be at least--Ada Wong's can't, but you can find out about that in today's other preview of the game. What has been an unknown quantity up until now is the game's competitive multiplayer element. Thankfully, Capcom has blown the cover on that aspect of the game by announcing that there will be a new mode called Agent Hunt, where you'll get to hunt down human players as J’avo creatures. Here are all the details you need to know.

Agent Hunt is unlocked once you've completed the main campaign

Once unlocked, Agent Hunt mode opens up certain parts of the campaign to other people who want to play the part of the J'avo zombies and hunt you down. The idea is that you can jump into other people's games and strengthen the zombie horde--multiple people will be able to take on the main character by communicating with each other to coordinate attacks

The J'avo have multiple forms of attack

Once you jump into a game, you pick a spawn point, and then have it as one of the knife-wielding J'avo. Once you've taken a bit of damage from the agents in the game, you start to transform--in Resident Evil's characteristically gruesome fashion. At the first stage, you sprout a huge zombie arm that's good for hitting or grabbing agents from afar. At another stage, you transform into a much faster snake-like creature who can produce noxious gases and unleash deadly spike attacks. When you die, you pick a spawn point and start again.

While we were at Capcom seeing Resident Evil 6, we managed to ask some of the questions that you guys had about the game. Here are some of the details we could glean:

There will be customisation in the game

One of the first things Capcom talked about was the customisation in Resident Evil 6--you will be able to control how much info you see on the HUD, and you can tweak things like your aiming reticule. For example, you can choose the classic Resident Evil 4 laser sight, for example, and change its colour if you so desire.

There won't be branching storylines

While there won't be any different endings to the four campaigns in Resident Evil 6, Capcom hopes the recent announcement of Ada's campaign, which overlaps with the others, will add more depth to the overall narrative.

Comic-Con feedback made it into the game, and there's a chance we'll get to play the demo

We got to replay the Comic-Con demo while visiting Capcom Japan, which featured action from Chris, Jake and Leon's campaigns. "We got some feedback based on that demo…and we're still trying to make some adjustments to the game based on that," said Capcom producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi. And as for whether that demo will be released publicly: "We'll have to see maybe what the fan response is and consider our development schedule as well before we can make a decision on that."

Resident Evil 6 will be released in America, Europe and Australia on October 2--for more on the game, be sure to check out our preview of the brand new Ada Wong campaign below.

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Discussion

46 comments
light4none
light4none

i hope this game has a versus not this agent hunt wanna be left 4 dead shit

samus_my_life
samus_my_life

what do you mean by " there won't be any different endings to the four campaigns in Resident Evil 6 "

 

you mean all the ending are the same ???? WTF ??? why ?

Mabrry
Mabrry

So many comments saying how the old RE is gone.. yeah, it is. So stop complaining! RE Code Veronica was pretty fun, and VERY challenging too, but things change in time. I've loved every Resident Evil game, from the first, to the fifth. And I can almost positively say that this will be the best!

jtthegame316
jtthegame316

Can't wait for RE6. love the series. enjoyed the demo.

vulgar_sympathy
vulgar_sympathy

Is it just me or did the video make it look like a REALLY bad time for human players.

MeRc_10
MeRc_10

looks fun, wouldnt mind trying this mode on pro :)

 

Jaydenite
Jaydenite

i can't wait. sure this game isn't all horror and stuff like it used to be but i know it will be a good game. there is no pleasing you people. there will always be conflict. i hope mercenaries mode has 4 player co-op online. then i'm happy and i would buy all the maps. these new game modes look interesting as well. 

OneSamTwoCups
OneSamTwoCups

Wow. One of my favorite series growing up is just killing itself right in front of me.

Maddv1lla1n
Maddv1lla1n

despite the pre_disapointment in  peoples minds those some folks will buy the game , so just live and let live !

Maelsthur
Maelsthur

another japanese multiplayer mistake, if you ask me I will prefer to play dead space 2 OR 3 multiplayer than this crap.

malp123
malp123

Similar mechanic to Demon/Dark Souls then, good plan.

darckdeth
darckdeth

they never said you have to play it this way stop crying and don't worry with it I for one think it could be awesome.

y3ivan
y3ivan

time to murder ze humans. 

nemesis1990
nemesis1990

Welp, if I ever decide to get this game I'll most likely be playing offline.

micktasty
micktasty

Why do I feel stupid after watching this?

JoKeR_421
JoKeR_421

wtf are u doing capcom? what kinda garbage u trying to feed us this time

kohle36
kohle36

Spirit of vengeance J'avo has invaded

zeusbark
zeusbark

Mmm... I don't know, just doesn't look or sound cool. We'll have to wait and se. RE5 was a great dissapointment for me, so I'll check the reviews. Hopefully this franchise is not dead yet

Mrod1212
Mrod1212

Hopefully, we can get the demo from Comic-Con

00LiteYear
00LiteYear

It has the Deadspace/GOW spawn point multiplayer mixed in with Dark Souls' randomness of an enemy player  joining any moment.

 

One thing that concerns me about this is that unlike Dark Souls, the defeated enemy can come back easily without losing anything. With this survival game, it seems the multiplayer has too much reward and not enough risk.

inebriantia
inebriantia

Yet another good single player game, made worse by trying to add multiplayer for the casuals. Seriously,Resident Evil and Dead Space was amazing, now will be co-op, taking the horror, out of a horror game. Just knowing someone has your ruins any chance of scaring me. It's why RE5 is the worst of the numbered games. 1-4 were all amazing, and all single player. I don't need other people ruining my horror experience. Oh well, not like my comments will change anything, guess I'll just cancel my pre-order and tell them it was b/c of this.

Shacrob
Shacrob

Dark Souls i like it

WeskerTeam
WeskerTeam

Hopefully this agent mode doesn't have the same issues that Dead Space 2s muliplayer had.

DNOMYTE
DNOMYTE

I really don't think this kind of multiplayer is a good idea. It's similar to Dark Souls except it seems even more infuriating somehow.  There needs to be some way to turn this off because I don't want 20 goons invading my game and ambushing me and my partner when we are having fun. I wish they would have done something else for multiplayer honestly. 

monster637
monster637

Agent hunt mode looks stupid and a waste of dev time that could have been used on Vs mercs

endorbr
endorbr

Sounds... interesting I guess.  We'll see.

OGKNav
OGKNav

Are all these story mode? Capcom. Master of spoilers.

Codester_41
Codester_41

 @Maelsthur I don't, umm... nope, I don't think anyone was asking you. Sorry bro, your comment was obviously here to spite us who like resident evil. Plus, it hasn't even come out yet, so how can you judge it?

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

 @DNOMYTE I hear that. I want to enjoy the game without it being way harder than it should.

Maelsthur
Maelsthur

 @Codester_41 This gen RE is no a good one I begin with Resident Evil 1 on psone, they was doing good since RE 1 to RE 4 (Code Veronica includes), but RE5  was not good at all, there was a really possiblity to make a real differece , but they fucked the horror turned in another action  games, you can say that  you  like RE but I loved RE but they are donig many mistakes, RE is basically a Campaing game, could be co-op but make a multiplayer with is for much for kids like you that stared with RE5.

 

My hope is on this RE6, I seen very interesting stuff (not multiplayer) that I really liked I wanna to try.