Following reports that the Xbox 360 version will be getting timed-exclusivity for Resident Evil 6, Capcom has now confirmed that they will be supporting the game post-launch (duh!).
While Capcom's official press release hasn't mentioned if the three game modes listed below are the ones Microsoft is talking about, chances are they're one and the same.
Here's each mode as explained by Capcom.
Survivors Mode: takes the classic solo- and team-based versus mode and adds a twist. Get killed and you respawn as an enemy character with the ability to attack the human characters. Take down two human characters to resurrect in human form. Last man or team standing wins.
Predator Mode: 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.
Siege Mode: Choosing the human side in this mode will see players protecting a single NPC, while as a member of the enemy team, players will need to eliminate that same NPC. If the NPC is still alive at the end of the time period, the human team wins.
Survivors, Predator and Siege modes will all support up to six players online and be played using maps from Mercenaries Mode.
Capcom also reveals that players will be able to track their accomplishments in these three modes alongside their main campaign stats by registering to ResidentEvil.net -- a free social stat-tracking service that launches alongside Resident Evil 6.
Additionally, Capcom has confirmed that post-launch DLC for Resident Evil 6 will include additional maps for the Mercenaries game mode, which can in turn be used as maps for Survivors, Predator and Siege modes. Also. the publisher has "other items" for DLC that have yet to be announced
However, for the game modes mentioned above, no pricing details or release date has been given for the new game modes. So, I guess they have another press release reserved for that.
If these are the timed-exclusive game modes for the Xbox 360 version, are they enough to make you sway your purchase? For a game like Resident Evil, I think people would want more single-player DLC as opposed to multiplayer ones, no? Hopefully, Capcom has some of that, too.