When on-disc DLC was found on Resident Evil 6 discs, for a moment it seemed that Capcom were up to their old tricks once again. Today, however, the company has steered away from that notion after clarifying that the content will be completely free.
The update unlocks a new difficulty mode called “No Hope”, which is higher than the all of the other given modes. It also unlocks Ada’s campaign from the start of the game, so that players need not complete Leon’s, Chris’ and Jake’s stories first.
The sexy spy will also be gaining a new partner in the update.
“Said campaign was meant as a solo affair for Ms Wong, but odds are you’d like to play through it again with a pal – soon you can!”.
So why is some of this content already on the disc?
“Some data of this update is on the disc, but said data is incomplete and requires the actual download to access. But again, free. Mercenaries costumes are residentevil.net unlocks. Simply register for the site and start earning RE points for those goodies”.
While there is more downloadable content to come, Capcom clarifies that they really are keeping to their promise.
“Future paid DLC – like the multiplayer modes we revealed a while ago – is not on the disc. We said as much a month ago, but that point may have been lost in the shuffle.”
Honestly, I’m not crying out for a co-operative option in Ada’s campaign. She has always worked alone and that’s what made her RE4 missions so thrilling – not to mention I like just one section of the game without having to play with a friend or AI. Nor am I too interested in a high difficulty, as RE6 is already unforgiving as it is with cheap deaths in places and frequent QTEs.
Still, kudos to Capcom to sticking to their word and proving they can give out free content. Though my impressions of RE6 are mixed, I can’t deny that there’s a lot of generosity here with the amount of content already in the game.