Shortly after the release of Resident Evil 4 on Meta Quest 2 last year, we revealed that fan-favorite wave-based mode The Mercenaries would be coming to the game as a free update add-on. What we didn’t share until today during the Meta Gaming Showcase is that it’s not only releasing today after the show, but it also includes brand-new, never-seen-before content!
In The Mercenaries, you’ll take on waves of Ganados across a variety of levels as you endeavor to rack up points in your battle to survive. There’s a timer ticking down with each passing second before a helicopter comes to rescue you, so you’ve got to get as high of a score as possible (and stay alive!) until the timer runs out. Each map has extra time pickups hidden in various nooks and crannies to keep you going, but it’s definitely not easy.
And The Mercenaries is getting a few additions for its VR debut. In this new version of The Mercenaries, players will be able to claim their spot on ranked online leaderboards and even take on 20 all-new Challenges. In Challenges mode, we introduce wild scenarios and restricted conditions for completing levels to ramp up the intensity. Some examples include getting high scores using nothing but a knife, a mysterious fog impairing your vision, or even special circumstances that restrict time even further.
By completing Challenges, you’ll unlock all sorts of awesome things like a Big Head Mode, black-and-white Classic Horror Mode, or even new Golden Gun skins that were custom-made for VR players. All of those can be used in the main game as well as Challenges mode.
If you still haven’t played this thrilling and terrifying VR adventure for yourself, then there’s never been a better time. Buy Resident Evil 4on Meta Quest 2 for $39.99 USD, now including The Mercenaries as a free update.