New Resident Evil 6 Modes Revealed

Resident Evil 6 is only two months away from release and coverage is starting to heat up. Released today is new information regarding Ada Wong’s campaign and the newly announced Agent Hunt mode.

The Asian vixen who first appeared in second game will be making her comeback as a playable character who looks to fill in whatever gaps may be left at the end of Resident Evil 6. Her campaign will only be unlocked once the player completes all three storylines, ensuring that no one will be confused of the occurrences at that point in the story. Ada also comes packed with a number of new abilities and weapons that include being able to counter attack when someone takes a swing at her and a deadly crossbow to blow her enemies away.

Also announced within the latest issue of Famitsu is Agent Hunt mode. This is a mode where you take control of a monster and enter an unsuspecting player’s game with a task of eliminating them. So it’s a mix between Gears of War’s beast mode and Dark Souls’ continuous online invasion mechanic. It’s definitely something interesting, but if you don’t want smarter enemies coming into your game, there will be an option to turn it off.

Resident Evil 6 is shaping up to a colossal hit, involving four different storylines to battle-through and up to four-player cooperative play. It helps that there’s a strong online component that goes beyond mercenaries mode, but whether or not it turns out to be a hit among fans will be determined when the game ships on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 on October 2nd, 2012 (and PC at a later date).

(Be weary of watching the videos below as the first one will contain some spoilers, namely revolving around a meetup with Leon and Helena.)