Resident Evil 6 To Have Ada Wong Campaign & Playable Zombies

By Paul Hunter

The trickle of Resident Evil 6 news is now becoming a flood as we inch closer to its anticipated October 2 launch, including word from Capcom that the game will feature an Ada Wong campaign and an all-new Agent Hunt mode. This brings the total number of campaigns in the game to four, in what is shaping up to be the most elaborate and interwoven Resident Evil story of all time.

There's been murmurs that the fan favourite character, Ada Wong, would be playable in Resident Evil 6 as far back as January, so the confirmation this week finally brings the rumours to close. The popular series antihero will have her own single player campaign featuring unique missions that intersect with other storylines and provide greater perspective on the bioterrorist outbreaks that threaten the world's population. In tandem with the Ada Wong announcement, Capcom also release this exclusive trailer showing some campaign footage:

Ada Wong Campaign footage:

In addition, Capcom also revealed a new online multiplayer mode called "Agent Hunt" which will let players take control of zombies, C-virus mutations, or the new J'avo creatures which have the ability to speak to each other and coordinate attacks, as well as heal themselves. After completing one of the main campaigns for Chris, Leon or Jake, the Agent Hunt mode will unlock for that particular campaign. Once unlocked, players can join online games as one of the aforementioned "hunters", each with their own set of unique abilities, and try and eliminate the human players. When a hunter dies, they will automatically respawn in the same session as a different random hunter. If you've ever played Left 4 Dead's Versus mode, you'll have an idea how the matches will unfold. Here's a trailer for the new Agent Hunt mode:

Agent Hunt Multiplayer Mode:

As mentioned above, the Agent Hunt mode unlocks after beating the campaigns for Chris, Leon, and Jake -- the three playable characters previously announced by Capcom. Now with the Ada Wong campaign, one has to wonder if her campaign will also have an Agent Hunt mode (no word yet from Capcom on this). To see the other three playable characters in action, Capcom released these gameplay videos during the San Diego ComicCon:

Chris Redfield campaign:

Jake Muller campaign:

Leon Kennedy campaign:

Interestingly, Capcom has two separate special edition packages for Resident Evil 6, with the content depending on which console (PS3 or Xbox 360) you purchase the game for. They even have different names, with the PS3 version called the Resident Evil 6 Anthology, and the Xbox 360 version called the Resident Evil 6 Archives. Here's what's included in each package:

Resident Evil 6 Anthology (PlayStation 3)

- Resident Evil 6
- Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition
- Resident Evil 4 HD
- Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
- Resident Evil 2
- Resident Evil: Director's Cut

Resident Evil 6 Archives (Xbox 360)

- Resident Evil 6
- Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition
- Resident Evil 4 HD
- Resident Evil Code: Veronica X HD
- Resident Evil Degeneration (DVD film)

I'm curious to know in the comments, which package appeals most to you?

Resident Evil 6 is releasing for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 2, 2012. The game is being developed and published by Capcom.

Resident Evil 6 is rated M for Mature.

[This article originally appeared on the Future Shop Tech Blog]