Resident Evil 5 to Get Online Multiplayer Mode DLC


Looks like Capcom made a little slip-up. Capcom seems to have accidentally revealed some information on an upcoming multiplayer mode to be released for Resident Evil 5, through PlayStation 3 trophies. The trophies reveal a number of online modes to be included in the game: Slayers, Survivors, Team Slayers, Team Survivors, and Versus modes.

A user on GameFAQs has posted a description of each mode from the guide he’s seemed to obtain early.


Plays very similar to Mercenaries, but with players competing against each other to get the highest score from kill infected souls and B.O.Ws. A handicap system helps the player with the lowest points by doubling the amount of points they are awarded (though this doesn’t apply to combo bonuses). Time Bonus and Combo Bonus rules apply as before, with enemy types and item locations remaining the same (as in Mercenaries).

If any player dies during a game, they lose points and will reappear elsewhere on the map to carry on playing (note: you may sometimes spawn in the heat of a battle, or next to a boss). There is no limit to the amount of times you can die, though you shouldn’t expect much of a score if you do too often. Most players will encounter enemies on difficulty grade level 6 (Normal/Veteran), but the leading player must battle enemies on Grade level 10 (Pro level).

There is a lot more, but it’s involving statistics, and bonuses. Essentially, a Versus Mercenary mode.


This game variant is all about Player VS Player action. There are still aggressive creatures present, making the arenas more challenging, but their frequency has been reduced. Combos no longer play a role, as the points you score are directly received from dealing damage to other players. There are no points for killing monsters. You must also strive from taking any damage from the monsters yourself.

Each player starts with just a basic firearm, with powerful weapons littered about the arena. Every map has different combinations of weapons, and you may wish to acquire weapons from bosses by killing them.

Rest is statistics. Essentially a versus Mercenary mode, but with points coming from directly harming other players themselves.

There are team versions of these modes, pitting 2V2 action. So, obvious what they are.

Here is the list of trophies that reveal this multiplayer content.

Silver Trophies

The Team That Slays Together…
Win 30 matches in Team Slayers.

We Will Survive
Win 30 matches in Team Survivors.

Bringing the Pain
Defeat 100 players using physical attacks in Versus.

Bronze Trophies

Army of One
Win 30 matches in Slayers.

Eye of the Tiger
Win 30 matches in Survivors.

Keep the Good Times Rolling
Chain a 20-defeated combo in Slayers.

It Takes Two to Tango
Chain a 40-defeated combo in Team Slayers.

It’s All About the Points
Score at least 40,000 points in Survivors.

There’s no “I” in Team
Score at least 80,000 points in Team Survivors.

Let’s Get This Party Started!
Unlock all selectable characters in Versus.

Certainly a great deal to look forward to. Let’s see what Capcom has up their sleeves.

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