We've already racked our
brains for everything we know about Resident Evil 6's mysterious Mercenary, but Capcom's just revealed that the enigmatic
probably-Wesker won't be the game's only gun-for-hire. The other
Mercenary... IS YOU, in that the company's confirmed the return of
score-attack Mercenaries mode for the upcoming sequel. And in that
you're being asked to choose your loyalty based on who's offering the
best deal, that being kind of what a mercenary does to pay the rent.
Depending on where you place
your preorder, Capcom's got one of three exclusive bonus maps for the
Mercenaries mode, which you can see in their spooky
potentially-haunted emptiness in the gallery above. Amazon preorders
will get the High Seas Fortress map, possibly because Amazon is all
about “shipping” things to people; GameStop customers get the
Catacombs, whose confounding array of booby-traps sort of mirror GameStop trade-in practices, slammed this week in a CA court; early
adopters at Best Buy get the Railyard, which you will be relieved to
hear doesn't relate to Best Buy in any way that we can see.
The game's due on October
2nd, which gives you some five months of agonizing back-and-forth
indecision – or ten minutes of saying, “meh, I'm sure the others
will be downloadable later down the line,” and five months of
assuring yourself that sure, that's probably what “exclusive”
means in this context.