New Resident Evil 6 multiplayer modes arrive on Xbox 360
Three new Resident Evil 6 multiplayer modes — Predator, Survivors, and Onslaught — have been made available exclusively to Xbox 360 users today. Each mode is priced at 320 Microsoft Points ($4) individually, but you can purchase them all as a bundle pack for 720 Microsoft Points ($9) via the Xbox LIVE Marketplace.
In a series of quick fire rounds, up to six players take their turn as the fearsome Ustanak with full access to its weapons, while the others must avoid capture or worse. Human players score points for successful attacks, but lose points for being caught or taken down. The match is over once all have played as the Ustanak, with the participant with the most points crowned as the winner.
This is the Resident Evil 6 take on the classic solo and team based deatchmatch mode. Like Predator, you’ll compete for the highest score, but once a player is taken out, they respawn as one of the game’s enemy characters, and must then defeat another human character in order to return to the fray as their original player character. Survivors is available for two to six players.
Chaining combos is the key to success in this two player mode where each must clear waves of oncoming enemies. The twist comes when a player completes a combo chain as this will send enemies over to their opponent’s screen. Expect the balance of power to constantly shift in this intense addition to the Resident Evil 6 experience.
Yesterday, the first title update for Resident Evil 6 went live allowing players to adjust the camera, access Ada Wong's campaign from the start, and play the "No Hope" difficulty. Capcom also revealed the details of the second title update which is set to arrive in January 2013.