Resident Evil 6’s On-Disc DLC is Completely Free

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Posted by patrickklepek (4571 posts) -
I finally put Resident Evil 6 to bed earlier this week...and immediately put it on Vinny's desk.

Whether it’s a reaction to backlash or was Capcom’s policy from the start doesn’t matter, but the downloadable content squirreled away on Resident Evil 6 discs will be available for free.

This includes the already discovered No Hope Left difficulty level and option to play (I almost wrote “enjoy”) Ada Wong’s campaign in co-op. Previously, it was a solo affair. It’s unclear how that will work story-wise. An upcoming patch will also unlock this campaign, which ties up the game’s loose ends, from the start. Everyone else had to gain access by completing the three other campaigns.

Capcom’s faced criticism for including downloadable content users must pay for on the shipping disc before, but the company has claimed to be backing off from the process. When a YouTube user found downloadable content on the disc, there were a series of groans heard ‘round the Internet.

Fortunately, it looks like Capcom may have learned its lesson.

“Some data of this update is on the disc, but said data is incomplete and requires the actual download to access,” said the company on the Capcom Unity blog. “But again, free. Mercenaries costumes are residentevil.net unlocks. Simply register for the site and start earning RE points for those goodies.”

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#1 Posted by patrickklepek (4571 posts) -
I finally put Resident Evil 6 to bed earlier this week...and immediately put it on Vinny's desk.

Whether it’s a reaction to backlash or was Capcom’s policy from the start doesn’t matter, but the downloadable content squirreled away on Resident Evil 6 discs will be available for free.

This includes the already discovered No Hope Left difficulty level and option to play (I almost wrote “enjoy”) Ada Wong’s campaign in co-op. Previously, it was a solo affair. It’s unclear how that will work story-wise. An upcoming patch will also unlock this campaign, which ties up the game’s loose ends, from the start. Everyone else had to gain access by completing the three other campaigns.

Capcom’s faced criticism for including downloadable content users must pay for on the shipping disc before, but the company has claimed to be backing off from the process. When a YouTube user found downloadable content on the disc, there were a series of groans heard ‘round the Internet.

Fortunately, it looks like Capcom may have learned its lesson.

“Some data of this update is on the disc, but said data is incomplete and requires the actual download to access,” said the company on the Capcom Unity blog. “But again, free. Mercenaries costumes are residentevil.net unlocks. Simply register for the site and start earning RE points for those goodies.”

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#2 Edited by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

Wha?

OH. Okay. I didn't really read the last bit. For a second, I was wondering why the fuck it was DLC if it was going to be free and already on the disc...

#3 Posted by BadNews (507 posts) -

I still don't get why you guys hate Resident Evil 6 so much. I rented it just to try it and was blown away by the 4 player multiplayer and awesome controls. Maybe I was just lucky enough to have heard the complaints and explinations of the correct way to play the game before I played it. I'm just if I didn't know you could use both sticks for the spin, the trick to easily climb the rope, the fact that your supposed to play a little of each campaign... That game is amazing.

#4 Posted by Digitised (10 posts) -

Shouldnt this just be called 'content'?

#5 Posted by madnesshero88 (44 posts) -

Play more RE6? Why would anyone want to do that to themselves?

#6 Posted by Yohosie (39 posts) -

After SFxT any DLC policy Capcom uses is an improvement. On-disk DLC has its uses but I'm glad it's being phased out

#7 Posted by BaconBuTTy (173 posts) -

"I finally put Resident Evil 6 to be earlier this week" To be?

#8 Posted by Animasta (14691 posts) -

@Digitised said:

Shouldnt this just be called 'content'?

well you need a download to finish the content so I don't think so?

#9 Posted by SgtSphynx (1385 posts) -
@BaconBuTTy: or not to be?
#10 Posted by TheHBK (5483 posts) -

Vinny, hurry up and play this. Next weeks bombcast will be awesome if you do.

#11 Posted by vikingdeath1 (968 posts) -

@BaconBuTTy: I think I read that maybe 8 times trying as hard as I could to understand.

#12 Posted by Lurkero (399 posts) -

Well at least that little bit is free. I have no intention of playing additional RE6 content though. I wanted to enjoy the wreck, but not for too long. This game is getting traded in to Gamestop very soon.

#13 Posted by ashbash (368 posts) -

Why lock it away for a later date if everyone's going to get it anyway? The only conclusion that makes sense is that they changed their mind with charging for this content.

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#14 Posted by ripelivejam (3946 posts) -

The caption should read "to bed." Now let that be the last painfully nitpicking comment on grammar/spelling/typos here.

#15 Posted by BaconBuTTy (173 posts) -

@vikingdeath1: Yeah me too.

Gave me a headache, before I realised what it was supposed to say.

#16 Posted by KlUMZeE (318 posts) -

Nice to see that Capcom is backing off of the paid on-disc DLC. It's just too bad that this game is such a disappointment; I really enjoyed RE5 but everything I've heard about 6, and not just from Giant Bomb, makes me want to just skip it and hope for a better game next time around.

#17 Posted by Curufinwe (1265 posts) -

There's a typo in the caption.

#18 Edited by DarkbeatDK (1281 posts) -

I don't get the hate for Resident Evil 6. Listening to the podcast and reading reviews here and other places makes me think that you don't understand how to play the game.

Not saying that there's a wrong way to play a video game, but it's just not a cover shooter as some allude to. It's a lot more about disabling enemies and finishing them off in the style of RE4 and 5. It didn't seem like Brad had discovered the Quick Shot system at all and after 30 hours of gameplay, I had no idea that you could drop to the ground to recharge your Combat Guage either.

It's a lot more technical than it lets on and if you play it like you'd play Gears of War or Uncharted, I can understand why you'd dislike it.

#19 Posted by BagronkeN (87 posts) -

What?! No South Park episodes on the disc..? I am disappoint.

#20 Edited by Curufinwe (1265 posts) -

@KlUMZeE: You should listen to the last Game Informer podcast, or watch their Test Chamber video (like a Quick Look except the guy actually plays decently) or read their review to get a very different impression of RE 6 than what Giant Bomb would have you believe is the consensus.

#21 Posted by louiedog (2335 posts) -

@ashbash said:

Why lock it away for a later date if everyone's going to get it anyway? The only conclusion that makes sense is that they changed their mind with charging for this content.

The ONLY conclusion. Or maybe they want to keep people from trading it in for awhile and keep used copies off shelves.

#22 Edited by Seroth (718 posts) -

Incomplete data... Still hoping that the BSAA Agent in Mercenaries is a placeholder for Hunk! ...doubtful, but I still have hope!

I wonder how Ada's co-op campaign will work when linked with online with other players. Will they just see some random dude helping Ada out during their stories? That'd be weird.

#23 Posted by StriderNo9 (1090 posts) -

Odd, seems to me if it was free off the bat they'd just have it outright. I think they just changed their mind.

#24 Posted by ma_rc_01 (364 posts) -

Isn't anything secret anymore? I though the fact that you had to play all the campains to unlock the fourth one was the best part of this game. Now it's just, well here you go.

#25 Edited by CharAznable (784 posts) -

I'm not buying it, Capcom.

#26 Posted by revel (91 posts) -

So word is the game is selling well. Way to go guys. Way to go. Completionist nerds who have to "collect the whole set." You want and think they will learn their lesson? Not when millions of dollars falls into their lap. One thing I saw said it was already at 2m (not fully sure if that is true or not though) which is half way to RE5's grand total current sales. So congratulate yourselves. You've earned it. *slow clap*

#27 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

Nice. Capcom is learning from their mistakes.

#28 Posted by Sevenout (71 posts) -

@Curufinwe said:

@KlUMZeE: You should listen to the last Game Informer podcast, or watch their Test Chamber video (like a Quick Look except the guy actually plays decently) or read their review to get a very different impression of RE 6 than what Giant Bomb would have you believe is the consensus.

You say that like the metacritic score isn't a 66. Sure some people liked the game, but it IS the consensus that the game is less than spectacular. It's not some weird put on by Giant Bomb to make you think scores are lower than they actually are.

#29 Posted by Shaanyboi (1291 posts) -

so is making your DLC free the new way of appeasing negative backlash against your game?

#30 Posted by revel (91 posts) -

Pasted from a Siliconera.com article.

Resident Evil 6 (PS3) – 634,933

Resident Evil 6 (360) – 41,652

For comparison, here’s what Resident Evil 5’s first week sales looked like back in 2009:

Resident Evil 5 (PS3) – 319,590

Resident Evil 5 (360) – 79,157

I played RE5. I liked the co-op. It was good. I have not bought RE6. Faster clapping for me. *fast clap*

#31 Posted by Skanker (254 posts) -

@Sevenout said:

@Curufinwe said:

@KlUMZeE: You should listen to the last Game Informer podcast, or watch their Test Chamber video (like a Quick Look except the guy actually plays decently) or read their review to get a very different impression of RE 6 than what Giant Bomb would have you believe is the consensus.

You say that like the metacritic score isn't a 66. Sure some people liked the game, but it IS the consensus that the game is less than spectacular. It's not some weird put on by Giant Bomb to make you think scores are lower than they actually are.

People who aren't garbage at the game like it just fine. There's been rapid shifts in opinion of this game by people since it released.

#32 Posted by UltimAXE (385 posts) -

I played the most recent demo of RE6 and thought that it was fine. Then I preordered it, then within a day or two the negativity began to pour in. I said "Well . . . I liked the demo, so I'll just ignore everyone." Been playing through the game slowly in coop with my non-gamer brother on Veteran and we're both having a great time.

Maybe it's because I don't play a whole lot of third person shooters, but I really don't understand where the hate stems from. Then again, we've only just beat Leon's campaign, so maybe it all falls apart when you hit Chris and Jake.

#33 Posted by BNB82 (50 posts) -

Free is nice, but who wants to play more of a broken game?

#34 Posted by Tarsier (1064 posts) -

this is kind of hilarious. the only reason they did that is because they know they cant get away with it with this particular shitty game.

#35 Posted by Demoskinos (14823 posts) -

Yes Patrick I shall "enjoy" the DLC. Thanks. Also, unlocking the Ada campaign from the start is a mistake...it has a key story reveal that will kind of make a lot of the other stories not have the impact they should. It really should be played last. What i want is the new mercs maps. =(

#36 Edited by Nephrahim (1143 posts) -

@revel said:

Pasted from a Siliconera.com article.

Resident Evil 6 (PS3) – 634,933

Resident Evil 6 (360) – 41,652

For comparison, here’s what Resident Evil 5’s first week sales looked like back in 2009:

Resident Evil 5 (PS3) – 319,590

Resident Evil 5 (360) – 79,157

I played RE5. I liked the co-op. It was good. I have not bought RE6. Faster clapping for me. *fast clap*

Day one sales don't necessarily tell the whole story. Dragon age 2 outsold 1 pretty good for the first week or two, but then fell off the face of the earth.

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#37 Posted by ninkendo (107 posts) -

This...this is a Capcom game, right?

#38 Posted by Death_To_America (4 posts) -

What does it matter anyway? The game sucks ass.

#39 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

What?

If it's already on the disc and free, why not just roll it into the game proper?

#40 Posted by Demoskinos (14823 posts) -

@Ravenlight: The same reason Tekken Tag 2 is doing the same thing they want to have a steady drip of new content that unlocks that keeps people playing.

#41 Posted by Yummylee (21629 posts) -

Meh. At this point even Mercenaries can't hold my attention anymore (speaking for RE6's anywhoo; RE5 I still enjoy heading back to for a match every so often) and that's like the only genuinely good piece of content in the game.

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#42 Posted by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -
@Skanker said:

@Sevenout said:

@Curufinwe said:

@KlUMZeE: You should listen to the last Game Informer podcast, or watch their Test Chamber video (like a Quick Look except the guy actually plays decently) or read their review to get a very different impression of RE 6 than what Giant Bomb would have you believe is the consensus.

You say that like the metacritic score isn't a 66. Sure some people liked the game, but it IS the consensus that the game is less than spectacular. It's not some weird put on by Giant Bomb to make you think scores are lower than they actually are.

People who aren't garbage at the game like it just fine. There's been rapid shifts in opinion of this game by people since it released.

Keep telling yourself that. I'm just fine at the game and the combat is just okay. Combine that with all of the awful set piece moments (which happen almost all the time in one form or another), mostly uninteresting story delivered over far too long a campaign and cheap deaths from quick time events and your left with Mercenaries as the only high point in the game and they even locked out half of the maps from those who didn't pre-order at the right place.
 
People not completely understanding how the game plays (which is the fault of the game) are still capable of seeing all the rest of the garbage the game so proudly displays.
#43 Posted by senor_delicious (41 posts) -

video games are back !

#44 Posted by Razputin (117 posts) -

@revel: Oh, thanks for the ovations. I'm happy that RE6 is selling well because I enjoyed it greatly.

#45 Posted by Shaka999 (476 posts) -

Ah come on . I get you don't think RE6 is a good game (as do other people), but comments like "(I almost wrote “enjoy”)" are kinda snarky and unneeded in a news story, don't you think?

#46 Posted by Genkkaku (735 posts) -

Patching Ada's campaign to make it playable from the start and adding co-op.. why..

#47 Posted by PatPandaHat (112 posts) -

Actually, this seems great (for me). I wanted to play the Ada campaign, but the thought of having to fight that stupid last boss of Leon's, or play any of Chris' campaign to unlock it filled me with a dread.

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#48 Posted by themangalist (1735 posts) -

@louiedog said:

@ashbash said:

Why lock it away for a later date if everyone's going to get it anyway? The only conclusion that makes sense is that they changed their mind with charging for this content.

The ONLY conclusion. Or maybe they want to keep people from trading it in for awhile and keep used copies off shelves.

Because they want to come out on christmas day and say: "Merry Christmas Capcom fans! Here have a code for some free dlc content! (that was on your disk all thic time)" But good job, hackers and haters, thanks for ruining the surprise.

#49 Posted by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -
@PatPandaHat said:

Actually, this seems great (for me). I wanted to play the Ada campaign, but the thought of having to fight that stupid last boss of Leon's, or play any of Chris' campaign to unlock it filled me with a dread.

Yeah, that was a problem I had with the campaign structure. They basically tease the actual story for 20 some hours before letting you see the conclusion. Chris' campaign was a total drag for me and I had left it for last. Just wanted to see how the story ended but the game wouldn't let me.
#50 Posted by EpicBenjamin (625 posts) -

@Shaka999 said:

Ah come on . I get you don't think RE6 is a good game (as do other people), but comments like "(I almost wrote “enjoy”)" are kinda snarky and unneeded in a news story, don't you think?

Agree.

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