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Resident Evil 6 PC Release Date Set, Has More Features, Free DLC, Extra Modes

I hate to say it, but Capcom has probably done the most “right” thing for PC gamers in a long time with their announcement of the PC version of Resident Evil 6. I can say, just based on the descriptions in the press release, the PC version is the definitive version of the Resident Evil 6 experience, containing free DLC from the outset, additional modes, additional features for existing modes, better support, and more configuration options to fine-tune the game experience.

At the start of this generation I was definitely more Xbox fanboy than anything else, but as the gen wore on and games became stale Hollywood-wannabe travesties, I found most of my fun on the PC space where mods expanded the life of a game and the graphics, sound, immersion and framerate were a heck of a lot better. Capcom seems to – and I don't know why – understand that the PC is a great place now to expand on the gameplay possibilities of a game and they're doing just that with Resident Evil 6.

For starters, the game's graphics will be configurable for even the most high-end rigs out there. An FOV option will be present. The PC version will allow for more enemies on the screen at once and the mode The Mercenaries: No Mercy has been added to take full advantage of the additional RAM in higher-end gaming rigs.

It doesn't stop there, though. The DLC that console gamers had to pay for free will be available day-one, for free, packaged in with the launch price of the game. No additional purchases or patches required. This includes Ada Wong's campaign along with her co-op partner and PC gamers will have full access to all the benefits of

I know we've given Capcom a lot of grief here at Gaming Blend, especially over the whole disc-locked content fiasco...but so long as Capcom doesn't repeat integrity-dampening tactics such as on-disc DLC, and they keep moving in their current direction then there's hope for them yet.

Resident Evil 6 will be available on PC beginning March 22nd, digitally in North America and both at retail and digitally in Europe for only $39.99. If that's not a day-one buy I honestly don't know what is. While Resident Evil 6 incurred some very unfavorable review scores on its release for console, I honestly think that the game might be worth getting on PC just because of the extra content, configurable options and cheaper price. What's not to like?

Will Usher

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.