As announced by Capcom earlier this month, Ada Wong will be a playable character with her own individual campaign in Resident Evil 6. Further to this however, the publisher has confirmed that players can become a zombie in the all new Agent Hunt Mode.
A single-player experience, Ada’s campaign features unique missions and will provide her perspective on the bioterrorist outbreaks that threaten to wipe out the world’s population. Ada Wong’s campaign becomes available once players have completed the campaigns for Leon, Chris and Jake.
For those who want to experience the action as a zombie, J’avo or other C-virus mutation then the all new online mode Agent Hunt delivers. As a ‘hunter’ players will be able to infiltrate other players’ sessions with the aim of eliminating the human characters. As a hunter, players will have access to the unique movements and attacks of each of the enemies, including those of the various J’avo transformations.
In order to access Agent Hunt Mode, players must complete the main campaigns for either Leon, Chris or Jake to then unlock the Agent Hunt stages for each of those respective campaigns. Then, when creating a Resident Evil 6 gameplay session a player has the option to allow/not allow Agent Hunt (only certain stages will be available for Agent Hunt sessions). When a hunter searches for a session to join they will see whether or not other players from around the world want to allow hunters into their match, and the hunter then picks another player’s session to join and jumps into that session.
The agent side can be either a single human player with an AI partner, or two human players in co-operative mode. Up to two separate hunters can join an Agent Hunt session. When a hunter dies they respawn in the same session as a different random enemy from that area. If the hunter eliminates the agent then they will be taken to a ‘hunt successful’ results screen where they can join another session if they wish, and if the agent is eliminated then their game session will end exactly as if they had been playing a standard gameplay session with CPU enemies. If the hunter quits the session then the agent’s match continues as normal with all AI enemies.
Set for release this autumn, Resident Evil 6 is currently in development for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Capcom are also showcasing a new version of the videogame at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, this week and Electronic Theatre will bring you all the latest details from the show.