Rumored yesterday, the additional multiplayer modes for Resident Evil 5 have been officially announced by Capcom. The best part: You have to pay to get competitive multiplayer!
The DLC will be released on the PS3 and Xbox 360 a few weeks from now and will set you back $4.99 (400 MS Points). I'm also willing to bet that this mode is already on the disc and the DLC will just unlock the content. This is exactly the type of thing that should be added for free in a patch. Actually, this is exactly the type of thing that should be included in the retail release.
Click through for details on the two versus modes.
The first mode, "Slayer’s Rule, is a point-based game that challenges players to kill Majinis," which I can only assume are some sort of genie (it's actually the standard infected enemy in the game). The second mode, "Survivor’s Rule," has "players [hunting] the most dangerous game, each other!"
Both gametypes can be played one-on-one or two-on-two.
I'm not even sure how this would even play. In my mind, I keep picturing two players running into a clearing, seeing each other, stopping dead in their tracks, and aiming while standing completely still. Sure, it (sort of) works for the singleplayer game, but I just don't see immobility transferring well to a multiplayer setting.
I don't think I'll be dropping extra money on a new gametype that should be included by default. If I hear that it's phenomenal, maybe I'll consider the purchase, but this DLC is going to need some amazing word of mouth. A wag of my finger to you, Capcom.
Are you interested in dropping $5 on multiplayer for Resident Evil 5?