RE5 Versus Mode Available, Capcom Defends Its Position
Resident Evil 5 is receiving mixed reviews, although they're mostly positive. The current debate centers on whether or not Capcom should've included a competitive multiplayer mode, a mode they're currently charging for as additional DLC.
These days, competitive multiplayer seems like standard fare for almost every major release, and while RE5 holds a cooperative, partner-based style of gameplay at its core, we didn't get a competitive option. Well, it's available now on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace; it's priced at $4.99 on the former and goes for 400 Microsoft Points on the latter. It's called Versus mode, and it lets four players compete in a couple of different competitive game modes. Survivor's Rule is similar to Deathmatch (you can go 1-on-1 or 2-on-2), and Slayer's Rule is a point battle; the more Majinis you take down, the more points you receive. Now, Capcom has this to say about this $5 add-on, according to CVG:
"Although Versus mode makes use of the assets that exist in the game, the functionality is not currently in the game and is above and beyond the initial scope of Resident Evil 5."
So, do you agree? Or should Capcom have included Versus in the retail copy of the game? This is one publisher that typically looks after their fans, so it can be difficult to blame Capcom for this type of transgression. But we imagine some multiplayer aficionados are a little peeved, even if we're only talking about five bucks...
Related Game(s): Resident Evil 5
3/15/2009 John Shepard