New Versus Mode Announced For Resident Evil 5

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The good: Versus mode allows you to compete against 3 others online. Now you can kill your buddies.
The bad: It comes out AFTER the launch. It’s not included on the retail disc.
The ugly: It’s not free. 400pts/$4.99 is what you have to pay for this.

It’s a shame they couldn’t fit this MODE on the retail disk. This is the kind of DLC that pisses people off. There’s no way they couldn’t fit this on the disc for a retail launch. Here’s the full release:

“Versus” Brings New Online Gameplay Excitement To Resident EvilTM 5 Via Digital Download
Additional Mode Adds A New, Deadly Twist To RE5 Multiplayer Gameplay
Tired of working together with other players in Resident Evil™ 5? Ready to show your co-op partner exactly what you think of their gaming abilities? Capcom is pleased to announce that a new multiplayer mode for the soon-to-be blockbuster, Resident Evil 5, will be released post-launch as paid digital content via Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network. The new mode, called ‘Versus,’ adds a deadly twist to Resident Evil 5’s multiplayer, pitting players against each other in a contest of survival, a marked departure from the central co-operative nature of the game.

Versus allows up to four players to match wits in online battles across two very different game types. Slayer’s Rule is a point-based game that challenges players to kill Majinis. In Survivor’s Rule, players hunt the most dangerous game, each other! Players can begin the hunt as Chris, Sheva or other secret characters, and choose from either one-on-one or two-versus-two team matches for either of the two gameplay styles.

Versus will be available on Xbox LIVE and the PlayStation Network a few weeks after Resident Evil 5 is available. Versus will be available for 400 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE or $3.99 on the PlayStation Network. Versus mode requires the Resident Evil game software in order to be played. A broadband internet connection is required.

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