The official box art for 'Resident Evil 6'.
Capcom has revealed key details about its post-launch plans for Resident Evil 6, including the release of new modes and additional content.
To be available as downloadable content after the October 2nd release of Resident Evil 6 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, three new gameplay modes (Survivor, Predator, and Siege) will expand on the multiplayer elements available in the game.
Survivors Mode takes the classic solo- and team-based versus mode and adds a twist. If the player gets killed, he'll respawn as an enemy character with the ability to attack the human characters. Once a player takes down two human characters, he'll be resurrected back to human form. The last man or team standing wins.
In Predator Mode, one player takes on the role of the Ustanak, the fearsome B.O.W. that stalks Jake Muller throughout his campaign, and tries to eliminate the human players. The humans' task: stop the deadly B.O.W. in its tracks, or at least survive until the end of the session.
Choosing the human side in Siege Mode will see players protecting a single NPC, while as a member of the enemy team, players will need to eliminate that same NPC. If the NPC is still alive at the end of the time period, the human team wins.
Survivors, Predator and Siege modes will all support up to six players online and be played using maps from Mercenaries Mode. Players will be able to track their accomplishments in these three modes alongside their main campaign statistics and compare their performance with others by registering on ResidentEvil.Net, the free online service that launches alongside Resident Evil 6.
Further post-launch downloadable content for Resident Evil 6 will include additional maps for Mercenaries, which can in turn then be used as maps for Survivors, Predator and Siege modes, plus other items yet to be announced.
Resident Evil 6 is rated "M for Mature" by the ESRB.