If you dug all of the connected points and upgrade systems in Resident Evil 5, you might be interested in what Capcom is doing with RE.net, their online service that will be launching alongside Resident Evil 6. Basically, it's like a connected stat-tracking system for the next game that will occasionally award you points that you can redeem for in-game gear for the "Mercenaries" mode while keeping up to date on how many zombies your friends have killed.
Enjoy the overview in the video above or check out a bullet point list of features after the jump.
So what do you think? do the features below add to or detract from what you consider the typical Resident Evil experience? The service launches day and date with RE 6 in October, so you'll have plenty of time to mull it over.
Comprehensive stat tracking
Compare your game with those of friends and other Resident Evil 6 players around the world
Link your status with Twitter & Facebook
Share your latest achievements with friends
Receive alerts when your high score has been beaten
Free Smartphone App to launch alongside the service
Will support iOS, Android and Windows devices
Earn RE.Net points just by connecting to the service or entering events
Exchange points for cool items including additional Mercenaries costumes or figures to place in your very own Resident Evil diorama
Compete in regular organised events such as:
Join fellow gamers to defeat a set number of enemies
Aim for a high score in Mercenaries Mode
Champion Belt events
Compete in these special events to win the ultimate accolade, the Champion’s Belt
Can only be held by one player at any time
Players will need to defend their title or watch it fall to another player
Resident Evil 6 launches October 2nd for the PS3, PC, and Xbox 360.
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