On the June 28th 2011, Capcom released another installment of their signature game series, Resident Evil, for the 3DS.
“Mercenaries” is a mini game which was first introduced in Resident Evil 4 back in 2005 as a bonus scenario after completing the game, and it became a fan favorite almost instantly. It turned up again in Resident Evil 5 (2009), also as bonus content after completing the game. Capcom noticed their fans really enjoyed playing this mode, and playing with their friends for the first time in Resident Evil history. Apparently the fans were so in love with this mode that Capcom decided to release a title only with this game on it on the newly released Nintendo 3DS.
The mode is fairly simple and straight forward. The player starts out with two minutes on the clock which starts to tick backwards; the game is over when the clock reaches zero – that’s when an escape chopper takes the character away. The player is then ambushed by multiple types of enemies continuously until the clock runs out. You get to run through a stage getting attacked by a huge assortment of the enemies from the game. Defeating multiple enemies in a row scores the player extra points while they’re in search of time statues that provide the player with addition time to rack up the highest score possible before the game ends.
Fans, predominately women, are able to play as Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, HUNK, Jack Krauser, and the fan favorite – Albert Wesker. Two newer characters to the Mercenaries mode are Rebecca Chambers and Barry Burton, who were bonus content characters in Resident Evil 5, and Claire Redfield who has never before been included in mercenaries mode. Levels are noticiably smaller then they were in Resident Evil 4 and 5 – there are less places to run to, and the levels combine Resident Evil 4 and 5 – such as the castle from Resident Evil 4 with the Executioner from Resident Evil 5 roaming around.
This game includes cooperative playing mode, so fans can connect with other fans in the Indianapolis area, or even worldwide, playing as their favorite characters from the widely successful series. There are so many fans across the globe to join a game with and the two players will work together to score as many points as possible before the clock runs out. Enjoy the new gaming platform and the cooperative play
On a final note, the release of this game includes a demo of Resident Evil Revelations (also for the 3DS). Indianapolis gamers have some new material to work with for the approaching Gen Con which will be held locally August 4th-7th 2011.