"Desperate Escape" DLC for Resident Evil 5 available tomorrow
- Posted March 3rd, 2010 at 18:10 EDT by Adam Dolge
- 11 Comments
The next DLC episode for Resident Evil 5, Desperate Escape, is heading to the PlayStation Network tomorrow. This DLC pairs Jill Valentine and Josh Stone in a new chapter to the RE5 story. The pair will work together to escape the Tricell facility under the darkness of night. You’ll fight unrelenting waves of enemies in heart pumping action, as Jill and Josh race to assist Chris and Sheva in their final bout with Albert Wesker.
You can also pick up new costumes for use in the RE5 campaign. Costumes will be visible during gameplay and cut scenes. Costume Pack 2 will include Chris Redfield’s “Heavy Metal” costume and Sheva Alomar in her new “Business” outfit.
If you pick up both DLC packs, you will get the remaining four of eight characters for The Mercenaries Reunion. Desperate Escape will include Rebecca Chambers and Josh Stone; while Costume pack 2 includes Chris and Sheva’s new costumes for the main storyline, and they will also be playable characters in The Mercenaries Reunion. All characters will have their own unique weapon load outs.
Check out or review of the first DLC, Lost in Nightmares, and look for our review of Desperate Escape soon. And, don’t forget that Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition will be available on March 9 for $49.99 USD, and it will include the original game plus all DLC content on a single Blu-ray disc.
- 1:16pm EST - March 3rd, 2010
Good news. I'll wait for the Gold Edition instead....when it's much cheaper. ;)
- 1:30pm EST - March 3rd, 2010
i hope this one is better, lost in nightmares wasn't really my cup of tea, we'll just have to wait and see.
- 3:17pm EST - March 3rd, 2010
So, another 5 or 6 dollars? That's a rip-off just like the first Mercenaries add-on that should have been available with the game.
- 5:58pm EST - March 3rd, 2010
Why does this feel like such a cash grab on Capcon side...
- 8:28pm EST - March 3rd, 2010
@4 - Because it is.
DLC is a con, unless you get the FULL experiance.
DLC is supposed to be and ADD ON, not an after thought to what should've always been there.
- 8:36pm EST - March 3rd, 2010
Hope this one is better and more worth it...
- 10:06pm EST - March 3rd, 2010
So now capcom is doing exactly what Ubisoft did? Just doin it for money.
- 10:15pm EST - March 3rd, 2010
yea they should focus on RE6
- 10:59pm EST - March 3rd, 2010
Ya know, it isn't a ripoff considering the game will be a year old this month. Besides, you guys really think the writers thought about the back story of parts like how Jill and Josh escaped?
- 11:50pm EST - March 3rd, 2010
Actually THIS time they actually got DLC right. Although they split it in two for reasons I'll never understand.
See originally they were trying to get by with "adding" things that they could have included. The multiplayer mode for 5 bucks that was nothing more than letting 2 more people join you in the multiplayer mercenaries games. basically you paid 65 bucks for a 60 dollar game.
But on the other hand, these New chapters are a lot more content than the multiplayer Mercs and they didnt annouce before the game even shipped. The size of the downloads also suggests they're more than just a patch to unlock things that are already on the disk. Now the only thing really wrong with these packs is that they dont include the new costumes by default, but that's minimal compared to the rip off they first leveled against us.
The Disc version onthe other hand feels like more of a rip off, because they're taking a game currently going for 35 bucks (and in some places less) and tacking on the $14 price of the DLC packs. Sure you're getting the Multiplayer pack for free but you shoulda got that for free in the first place.
But again this is much better than how they've been doing buisness before.
- 9:57pm EST - March 4th, 2010
why did they split the dlc into two? i thought that capcom was smarter than this..... T-T
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