Next week, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City will release to a fanbase eager to find out if the Resident Evil franchise will work in the shooter genre as players take turns fighting on Umbrella’s side. For those who prefer the traditional approach and would like to fight against the forces of evil, they will be able to in free DLC that allows gamers to play as US Government Special Operations Squad.
We already know that Operation Raccoon City includes a competitive ‘Heroes’ mode which lets players battle it out as the franchise’s iconic and classic characters, in addition to various other multiplayer modes (Survivors, Biohazard, Team Deathmatch). The Spec-Ops DLC adds a lone mission that will enable users to actually get some hands-on playtime with the unit. That’s what she said.
Many gamers were up in arms when it was announced that the Nemesis Mode would only be available for the Xbox 360, but fret not my friends, this special Spec Ops DLC mission will be available for both the 360 and PS3. Within the ‘Triple Impact’ trailer we got a great look at how chaotic this game can get when we saw that the Umbrella Secret Service would have to face Spec-Ops, Raccoon City Police, and Bio-Organic Weapons, but what stands out is the dynamic between the USS and Spec Ops. Who wouldn’t want to play as both teams?
For Resident Evil fans who have played through the entire series, there is something special about this Spec Ops DLC mission that will bring back fond memories of a specific moment from Resident Evil 3. If you don’t want to know specifics, skip down after the spoiler.
This mission will recreate a scene with Jill Valentine where she must escape the terror of Nemesis.
The Spec-Ops team consists of Dee-Ay, Harley, Party Girl, Shona, Tweed, and Willow, each with their own unique ability. The team’s special attributes can be seen prominently in the Spec-Ops and USS Trailer. You can also head on over to Capcom’s official site to get a full profile of each of the character’s backgrounds.
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City will be available for the PS3 and Xbox 360 on March 20th in North America with a PC version to follow.
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