news\ Aug 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Resident Evil 6 goes gold with a new trailer highlighting features

Resident Evil 6 has officially gone gold, but the big announcement coming out of today's Capcom press release had more to do with Resident, the free online service that will "enhance the Resident Evil 6 experience".

The new service, which expands online play and enables access to exclusive in-game content, requires nothing more than a copy of Resident Evil 6 and internet connection.

So what does Resident offer players who sign up? The new trailer today highlights the service's many features which can be found below:

  • Comprehensive stat tracking
    • Enemies killed
    • Weapons used
    • Medals earned
    • And more
  • Compare your game with those of friends and other Resident Evil 6 players around the world
  • Link your status with Twitter & Facebook
    • Share your latest achievements with friends
    • Receive alerts when your high score has been beaten
  • Free Smartphone App to launch alongside the service
    • Will support iOS, Android and Windows devices
  • Earn RE.Net points just by connecting to the service or entering events
    • Exchange points for cool items including additional Mercenaries costumes or figures to place in your very own Resident Evil diorama
  • Compete in regular organized events such as:
    • Join fellow gamers to defeat a set number of enemies
    • Aim for a high score in Mercenaries Mode
  • Champion Belt events
    • Compete in these special events to win the ultimate accolade, the Champion’s Belt
    • Can only be held by one player at any time
    • Players will need to defend their title or watch it fall to another player

As for Resident Evil 6 going gold, well that just means the the video game is 100% complete, or as complete as it needs to be to head into mass manufacturing for Xbox 360 and PS3. A PC release will "follow soon", according to Capcom.

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