It was revealed earlier today that Resident Evil 6 contains on-disc downloadable content.
YouTube user Fluffy Quack posted a selection of videos that showcase content that is currently unavailable. DLC that has been spotted so far includes a ‘No Hope’ difficulty setting, extra costumes, along with new taunts and melee animations.
Back in May, Capcom issued a statement in relation to the negative feedback they received regarding on-disc DLC via the Capcom Unity blog:
“We would like to assure you that we have been listening to your comments and as such have begun the process of re-evaluating how such additional game content is delivered in the future. As this process has only just commenced in the past month or so, there will be some titles, where development began some time ago and that are scheduled for release in the coming months, for which we are unable to make changes to the way some of their post release content is delivered,” writes Capcom’s Senior VP, Christian Svensson.
Svensson then goes on to mention Dragon’s Dogma as one of the titles ‘where development began some time ago’ but it could be assumed that he was also talking in relation to Resident Evil 6.
As well the aforementioned features, on-disk files have been spotted that indicate two further maps, four new multiplayer modes, and co-op for Ada’s campaign.
Since the details came to light early today, Capcom issued the following statement:
“We still have unannounced DLC for RE6 that will be revealed in the coming months and while virtually all such content will not be on the disc there will be one piece of content, that for technical reasons, requires the use of a combination of newly downloaded data and data that is included on the retail game disc.”
It’s too early to speculate whether Capcom are up to their old money-making schemes. But considering how badly Resident Evil 6 scored in recent reviews, you would hope Capcom are keen to sway public opinion in their favour.