Expectations varied wildly among critics and players alike, resulting in a mixed reception
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In response to widespread criticism, Capcom has announced a free mid-December update for Resident Evil 6 to remedy several common complaints.
First off, the patch will fix add greater flexibility to the camera system, allowing gamers to change the in-game view to both a new minimum and maximum range. According to IGN, "Capcom warns that this feature is still in development and may change without further notice before the update is released."
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In order to appease gluttons for punishment, a "No Hope" difficulty level will be included in the update, ratcheting up the challenge from the hardest difficulty already available.
The Ada Wong campaign, which must currently be unlocked by completing Leon, Chris, and Jake's storylines, will be open from the get-go after the patch, alongside a new optional co-op partner.
One of the more nuanced additions is the ability to set subtitles to different languages while the voice acting remains in English.
Critically, reviews for Resident Evil 6 have been all over the map. With a meta-critic score of 67 for the Xbox 360 version and 76 for the PS3 version, no real consensus was reached among the gaming community.
Starting with Resident Evil 5, the franchise took a sharp turn towards the more conventional action-oriented third person shooters of the current generation than any entry in the series before. While the game was well-received, many fans expressed concern that Resident Evil was morphing into a clone of Gears of War. To relieve the fears of fans, Capcom's decided to split Resident Evil 6 into three campaigns, each with its own gameplay focus. Leon's campaign was advertised as a throwback to Resident Evil games of old, while Chris's story was directed towards a more mainstream action hungry audience, and Jake's narrative looked to channel the frantic chase sequences of Resident Evil 3.
Capcom has not yet released an exact release date for the update.