Resident Evil 2's Free Ghost Survivors DLC Releasing This Month

See what happened to three other characters from Raccoon City in the free Ghost Survivors mode.

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Capcom's highly anticipated remake of Resident Evil 2 is out now, and it's received a great deal of acclaim from fans and critics alike. Prior to its release, Capcom had announced that new content will be on the way to the game for free, and it turns out it's coming quite soon. The publisher has confirmed that the Ghost Survivors DLC will release on February 15.

Ghost Survivors gives players a chance to experience the game from three new perspectives. According to Capcom, the mode will "explore 'what if' stories of three unfortunate souls who never made it out of Raccoon City." In No Time to Mourn, players will be cast as the gunshop owner; in Runaway, they'll play as the mayor's daughter; and Forgotten Soldier places them in the boots of the soldier.

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Resident Evil 2 launched for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on January 25 and has already proven to be a big success for Capcom. In the UK, the game debuted at the top of the physical sales chart. The title has also garnered near universal praise from critics, including GameSpot; we awarded it a 9/10 in our Resident Evil 2 review and called it "a terrifying experience like no other."

"Resident Evil 2 is not only a stellar remake of the original, but it's also simply a strong horror game that delivers anxiety-inducing and grotesque situations, topping some of the series' finest entries," wrote critic Alessandro Fillari. "But above all, the remake is an impressive game for the fact that it goes all-in on the pure survival horror experience, confidently embracing its horrifying tone and rarely letting up until the story's conclusion."

If you're new to Resident Evil 2, be sure to check out our story recap before diving in. We've also put together a helpful guide on how to clear the 4th Survivor bonus game. The remake also makes it easier to unlock the secret Tofu Mode.

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Capcom is on a roll: RE2, next DMC5. They're def getting off to a good start.

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How long will this content be? Will it be like DLC campaigns? Or just little challenge runs like Sole Survivor that you get done in 10 minutes?

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Glad to see some new content! So this isn't Hunk and Barry!? The soldier is Martinez from the RE2 footage?

The mayor's daughter? Not Rebecca? *sigh*

I will take what I can get!! I am not bitching here! Well maybe a little I guess but, why not use characters RE fans are actually looking for?

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reminds me of "resident evil: outbreak" series.

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yeah I remember when they said not a hero would be out a certan date then near a year later it was released.

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I feel like this is content that was supposed to be at launch but they couldn't polish it in time, thus the free thing. No other reason it would be coming out only 3 weeks from when the game launched.

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@darkhunterix: good to see they care enough to polish it.

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@darkhunterix: Who cares? It's "free."

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Edited By j3DiKNiGHtDAVE

Its a nice bit of fresh air to see a company release decent things for free, for a change. Thank you VERY much Capcom for any and all freebies (especially side story DLC) As for the "remake" I'm about 6 hours in now, and i must say, I'm not a fan of things jumping out and startling me.... But for some reason, i can't get enough. Lol.

All i need now from you (Capcom) is to give the same treatment to MYyyy beloved... NEMESIS!

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Free…?!

Capcom?!!!

I’m still in a bit of shock.

-HELL FROZE OVER NINJA APPROVED-

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@videogameninja: Everything released so far for monster hunter world has also been free. Capcom has been doing a great job in both games and treating customers right recently.

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@drunk_punk:

I know, right?

Seems like since RE7 dropped they have been doing a total rearrange over at Capcom hq, lol.

Hey, I’m not complaining. Something tells me gamers don’t think so either.

-MCGA (MAKE CAPCOM GREAT AGAIN.) NINJA APPROVED-

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Obviously I recognize Kendo and the mayor's daughter from the original game. Is "the soldier" a new character? Looks like one of Umbrella's guys. Maybe one of Hunk's squad?

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@WarGreymon77: I think its from the soldier perspective after they get the G Virus and going for extraction....supposely.

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@WarGreymon77: All I can think is that it’s the one radioing for help and Hunk responds with “survival is your job”...

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