Resident Evil 6's recently discovered on-disc content will be made available free of charge.
Arriving with an upcoming title update, players will be able to enjoy (or endure) the ultra-tough No Hope difficulty setting, plus co-op for Ada Wong’s campaign allowing you to play along with a friend.
Currently you can only unlock Ada’s section of the game by completing all three of the other campaigns. Following the update you’ll be able to play it whenever you want.
Clarifying the presence of the on-disc content, Capcom said, “Some data of this update is on the disc, but said data is incomplete and requires the actual download to access.”
The publisher also added that other on-disc content, including The Mercenaries costumes, are free ResidentEvil.net unlocks.
“Future paid DLC – like the multiplayer modes we revealed a while ago – is not on the disc,” said Capcom, getting a little testy. “We said as much a month ago, but that point may have been lost in the shuffle.”
Capcom’s use of on-disc DLC continues to be controversial. Street Fighter x Tekken’s premium on-disc content lead to an angry fan reaction that prompted the publisher to rethink its methods.
Resident Evil 6 was released earlier this month. It received a lukewarm critical response, but has performed strongly in its native Japan selling an impressive 676,585 copies at launch.
In the UK meanwhile, Resident Evil 6 was beaten to the top spot by FIFA 13 on its first week on sale.