Capcom announced on its blog this week that there will be a free update for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Resident Evil 6 on December 17. The update includes a new difficulty mode, the option to adjust the in-game camera to get a larger field-of-view and an optional co-op partner for the Ada campaign (no word on the identity of said partner, though).

Also announced was the first batch of add-on content (read: DLC) for Resident Evil 6, which will be made available to Xbox 360 owners on December 18, and consists of 3 new multiplayer modes. The new modes are a timed console exclusive, so PS3 owners will have to wait before getting their hands on the following new modes:



A mode for 2-6 players, in this mode one player plays as the Ustanak (the fearsome B.O.W. that stalks Jake Muller throughout his campaign) and attempts to kill the rest of the human players before they kill him or time runs out.






An Evil twist on the classic Deathmatch, players who are killed in this mode will respawn as a zombie. Zombies who manage to take down one of the remaining human players will return to humanity, and the last human (or human team, if playing in teams) standing wins.






The ever-popular Horde mode, but played head-to-head instead of co-operatively. Two players compete to be the first to clear waves of enemies; chaining kills causes more enemies to be sent to your opponent.





For more pictures and videos of the new modes, check out Capcom’s blog at Capcom Unity


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