Capcom's getting ready to mutate the multiplayer experiences in its latest Resident Evil games, with modes that will have players hunting and battling each other in a variety of different ways. From the press release:
Available for two to six players, in Predator 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.
Survivors takes the classic solo and team-based versus mode and adds a twist. Get killed and respawn as an enemy character with the ability to attack the human characters. Take down one human character to resurrect in human form. Last man or team standing wins. Survivors can be played by two to six players.
Onslaught sees two players go head-to-head in an attempt to clear waves of oncoming enemies. Chaining combos provides the key to success in Onslaught as this will send enemies over to the opponent's screen, the more that are sent over, the quicker the victory will be.
No indication was given as to when these new modes will be available on other platforms. The three modes will be coming to Xbox 360 first and each will cost 320 MS points. They'll also be available as a bundle for 720 MS points. Seeing as how the multiplayer was the best part about RE6 — especially Agent Hunt mode — these new add-ons might be just what the game needs to stay out of trade-in bins for a little while longer.