Earlier today, Capcom at last offered a firm commitment on Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, saying that the team-based, Slant Six-developed shooter will arrive for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC this winter. However, that wasn't the only Resident Evil news outbreak of the day.
With the 3DS launching in most regions this weekend, Capcom whetted gamers' appetites for its own survival horror handheld effort, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. According to the publisher, those who pick up Mercenaries 3D, which is due in the next few months, will also be granted access to a free demo for Resident Evil: Revelations.
In the Revelations demo, gamers will assume the role of Jill Valentine, who mysteriously finds herself charged with slaying zombies aboard an ocean liner. Capcom expects to reveal more information on Mercenaries at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo in June.
As for The Mercenaries 3D, the game itself was inspired by the Resident Evil game modes of the same name. In it, players try to beat each other's zombie kill counts in timed rounds. Specific missions from Resident Evil 4 and 5 will be included, along with new modes and additional characters. The game will also feature global online cooperative play.