It looks like gamers will be getting an added bonus if they buy the PC version of Capcom’s Resident Evil 6. According to the Capcom Unity blog, the PC version of the game is set to include an exclusive game mode—The Mercenaries: No Mercy. The new game mode takes the fan favourite Mercenaries game mode and ramps up the gameplay even further, presumably taking advantage of the better hardware available on PCs. It will have more enemies on screen and will offer greater challenge.

Both digital and physical versions will include the following features, which were added to the console versions in post-launch title updates: access to Ada Wong’s campaign from the outset along with the option to play this campaign with a co-op partner; the ability to fine tune the in-game camera. As with the console releases, players of the PC version will also be able to take advantage of ResidentEvil.net. The game will be available on the PC on March 22, 2013.

The dead will rise again

The dead will rise again on the PC

The company has also announced a new game mode for the console version of the game, dubbed Siege. It is an online multiplayer mode for two to six players and is described as the ultimate 'Agent Hunt' mode. Siege sees a lone AI-controlled rookie BSAA agent in trouble and in need of help. Players will split into two teams with one assuming control of enemy creatures who are trying to take down the rookie while the other team selects playable characters from the main game and must keep him alive.

Each game consists of two rounds with teams switching between the human and enemy roles. The human team wins a round if the BSAA agent survives, while the enemies win if they can defeat him. Siege Mode will be available in March for Xbox 360 and PS3, priced at 320 Microsoft Points or $3.99, which roughly translates to Rs 214.

Capcom had announced the hardware requirements for the PC version of the game back in December. Here are the minimum specs required to run the game:

  • OS: Windows Vista/XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo 2.4GHz or better, AMD Athlon X2 2.8GHz or better
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 16GB free hard drive space
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS or better
  • DirectX: 9.0c or greater
  • Sound: Standard audio device

And here are the recommended specs to play the game:

  • OS: Windows Vista/XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.7GHz or better, AMD Phenom II X4 3GHz or better
  • Memory: 4GB RAM
  • Hard Disk Space: 16GB free hard drive space
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or better
  • DirectX: 9.0c or greater
  • Sound: Standard audio device

The PC version of Resident Evil 6 will be released on Steam and will have Steamworks features like cloud saving, Steam achievements, friends support, in-game overlay and leaderboards.

Publish date: January 28, 2013 10:25 am| Modified date: December 19, 2013 7:26 am

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,