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Capcom Announce Release Date for Resident Evil 6 (PC), Games on Demand Version and 2nd Free Update Coming

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Resi6 242x300 Capcom Announce Post Launch Content Plans for Resident Evil 6Capcom have made several new announcements for their release of Resident Evil 6 – initially launched on the Playstation 3 and XBox360 back in early-October. The first announcement is about just when PC games will be able to dive into the Resident Evil experience. Unfortunately…. there is still quite a bit of waiting to go with Capcom confirming the intended release date is the 22nd March 2013 as a digital download in North America – while European PC gamers can purchase both the digital and physical editions on the same date.

Both the digital and retail versions of the PC game will contain all the content found in the original console release plus receive any additions contained in any free title updates such as Ada Wong’s campaign being accessible from the outset and the No Hope difficulty mode. In addition, the digital version will take advantage of Steam functionality including: Cloud Saving, Steam Achievements, Friends Support, Game Overlay and Leaderboards.

In terms of specs, this is what Capcom have provided:

Minimum specs

·         OS: Windows Vista®/XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
·         Processor: Intel® CoreTM2 Duo 2.4 Ghz or better, AMD AthlonTM X2 2.8 Ghz or better
·         Memory: 2 GB RAM
·         Hard Disk Space: 16 GB free hard drive space
·         Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800GTS or better
·         DirectX®: 9.0c or greater
·         Sound: Standard audio device

Recommended specs

·         OS: Windows Vista®/XP, Windows 7, Windows 8
·         Processor: Intel® CoreTM 2 Quad 2.7 Ghz or better, AMD PhenomTM II X4 3 Ghz or better
·         Memory: 4 GB RAM
·         Hard Disk Space: 16 GB free hard drive space
·         Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560 or better
·         DirectX®: 9.0c or greater
·         Sound: Standard audio device

 Second Free Update

In continuing their commitment to listening to and using feedback from Resident Evil 6 players, Capcom have confirmed that the second free update for Resident Evil 6 will be available on the 22nd January 2013. This follows the first free update for the game, including the following enhancements:

Agent Hunt Mode

  • Available without having to complete a campaign
  • Selectable criteria for joining a session
    • Stage selection
    • Region selection
    • Players can determine whether to join a session based on campaign player’s settings such as infinite ammo or friendly fire setting

Stage selection

  • Individual stages within chapters can be accessed at any time once completed

General

  • QTE assist
    • QTE assist is currently part of the Amateur difficulty level, and automatically completes QTEs for the player. With this update, players can optionally activate QTE assist on any difficulty level.
  • Adjustments
    • Some sections of the game have had their difficulty adjusted to provide an improved experience

Games on Demand

To conclude, Capcom have also confirmed that XBox360 owners will be able to purchase Resident Evil 6 as a digital download when it releases as a Games on Demand title this holiday season.

Sam
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