The Resident Evil Game With No Story

Horror series Resident Evil is coming to the upcoming Nintendo 3DS with Resident Evil: Revelations and Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. Revelations is only 20 per cent done, but The Mercenaries is 70 per cent finished. Why is that?

Well, probably because The Mercenaries 3D is a Nintendo 3DS port of "The Mercenaries" modes from the past RE games. These are bonus modes unlocked when players finish the game.

"The Mercenaries mode was just bonus material up until now," RE: Revelations director Koushi Nakanishi tells Famitsu (via 1Up), "so a lot of gamers never even got around to playing them, I don't think. You had to finish the main games to unlock them, which made them tough to access in the first place, and a lot of the challenges were pretty sadistically balanced besides."

The controls are similar to past Resident Evil games, but have been tweaked to allow players to fire while moving. Players can toggle back and forth between third-person view and first-person as well. Other additions include role-playing game style character customisation, allowing characters to tinker with their weaponry and skills. The characters differ in their abilities, too.

But don't expect an epic role-playing game style story.

"It's tailored to be a pure action game, so there is no story aspect to it at all," Inoue said. "Instead of that, we're implementing a lot of new gameplay into the action." And it's got online and it's in 3D!

So if you didn't play these Mercenaries modes the first time and you want to play them all edited together without a cohesive story, this is your game.

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Detailed [1Up]


    Fire while moving? I am a happy chappy!

      Oh, me too, but I dont know how they are going to pull that off with one stick, and I dont wanna be aiming with the bottom screen

    I don't get why there was all the hate for firing while moving. If you get killed while shooting, then you're just not good enough!

    I loved Mercenaries mode. Unlocking the handcannon GCN version, none of this easy point-and-shoot Wii business!) sits proudly in my list of gaming achievements.

    Brb, gotta yell at some kids to get off my lawn.

    "And its in 3d" I dont think that is going to cut it in the future when it comes to talking up games.

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