UPDATE: For our in-depth coverage of the newest Resident Evil 6 news, check this out:
- Resident Evil 6 Agent Hunt trailer.
- Resident Evil 6 Ada Wong Trailer
- Resident Evil 6: Hands-on Preview: You Can't Go Wrong With Ada Wong
Capcom has lifted the veil on what kind of content players can expect to enjoy once they've completed Resident Evil 6, which hits stores on October 2, 2012 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC platforms. Zombie-stomping action/horror is only half of the equation in the Resident Evil series, with lots more fun stuff typically waiting to be found after the credits have rolled. Resident Evil 6 is no exception.
Once you've finished the game, a fourth campaign opens up that stars series veteran Ada Wong in a solo adventure (via Andriasang). Her story crosses over with the other three, and it's possible for players in the other campaigns to encounter a human-controlled Ada. It's not clear what her story involves, but it's meant to complement the other three. Also, she'll come packing an explosive projectile-shooting crossbow. Sweet.
You might remember that Ada's role as a playable character was widely speculated after bits of code seemingly referring to her as such were found in the game's recently released demo. There's also another endgame feature, one that we hadn't heard about before and is entirely new to the series: Agent Hunt mode.
The simplest explanation for Agent Hunt is that it allows you to drop into other players' games and grief them as you take control of enemy characters. The feature will only be available for certain stages, and the hero-controlling players will be alerted that there's a human enemy in the game.
This mode supports multiple players as well, and anyone controlling creatures will be grouped into their own game chat channel. If the thought of having your campaign success hinge on your ability to take out human-controlled enemies worries you, you can also turn the feature off completely.
Resident Evil 6 continues to look more and more tantalizing with each new feature that Capcom reveals. There was a lot of grumbling early on about the amped up action focus in the game, the fine details revealed since paint the picture of an excitingly innovative game. Personally, I can't wait to try it out.