As you’ve probably have guessed fr
om seeing the picture above, the new playable character in Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition is the CEO of Tricell, Excella Gionne (Hooty McBoob as I like to call her). Excella will be strapping on the old sports bra and will be a playable character only in the game’s “Mercenaries Reunion” mode. Although she may not look like a fighter, Capcom promises Excella is more than just a pretty face.
Don’t let Excella’s looks deceive you. Extreme mercilessness contrasts with her beauty. With a strong fighting instinct backed up by superior martial art skills, Ms. Gionne can hold her own against any Majini attack!
For those of you that don’t know, the Mercenaries mode in Resident Evil 5 was a Survival Mode in which you and a friend could take on a seemingly endless wave of Infected. Mercenaries Reunion will most likely be a revamped version of that mode with new levels, costumes, and playable characters.
With this exciting news also came the announcement of new moves for Josh Stone and Jill Valentine.
If that weren’t enough for you, in the second episode DESPERATE ESCAPE, our heroes, Jill Valentine and Josh Stone have some new moves up their sleeves. Josh can tackle Majini to the ground or elbow drop injured Majini while Jill can jump on a Majini’s back and twist its neck.
There you have it. New characters, new moves and new modes. I hope there is enough new content to warrant the $50 price by the time game releases March 9, 2010.
Will you be buying Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition?