In its Resident Evil Village exhibit now, Capcom dropped the information that Mercenaries, the series’ long-running arcadey action manner, is coming back. “It’s back, with a few Resident Evil Village twists,” said director Morimasa Sato.

There’s currently a shop, The Duke’s Emporium, which you can access”between places” to buy and upgrade weapons. The Emporium contains three menus: Supplies, Gunsmithy, as well as The Duke’s Purse, which looks like where you’re go to sell things to get the funds for the other two. The Gunsmithy’s upgrade system appears very similar to the weapon upgrading introduced in RE4.

Like in previous Mercenaries manners, Village’s looks fast-paced. You’ve got a time limit to kill a certain number of enemies, but combo-ing kills will grant you both bonus point and bonus time. The major difference this time is that, like the rest of Village, you are going to be enjoying in first-person.

Mercenaries mode has a simple capacity system to buff certain attributes, like pistol damage or motion speed or resistance to enemy hits. The one thing the demonstration didn’t show was whether Mercenaries will support multiplayer. More about this when we understand it.


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