Capcom has just revealed a new piece of free DLC for the remake of Resident Evil 2. The Ghost Survivors update will add in three new mini-campaigns which will highlight the ultimate fates of three survivors who never made it out of Raccoon City. And since it’s completely free, there’s no reason not to play it.
Each tale will feature a minor character, each with their own setting and details – these minor characters are the gun shop owner, the mayor’s daughter, and the soldier – and each one will play differently as well.
There’s Robert Kendo, the gun store owner encountered by multiple characters. Who himself was the subject of a recently released trailer for the game. His situation and ultimate fate remain largely the same in the remake, but the path is wildly different. There’s Katherine Warren who was the mayor’s daughter before her brutal and untimely death at the hands of RCPD chief Brian Irons. Fans may remember the grisly details of how Irons planned to turn her corpse into a taxidermy trophy, hopefully Capcom spares games the gory details of that aspect. The final character, a nameless Umbrella mercenary will be show and probably act as a stand-in for the many other Umbrella employees that met horrific ends in the outbreak.
Capcom has not said what style the narrative will be conveyed in. So we don’t know if these will be linear gameplay experiences or have a series of branching choices. Although it seems very unlikely that the DLC will branch too far from the canon endings for these characters.
Capcom seems to have really hit a major success with the new remake. Games and critics cite the updated engine, gorgeous visuals, horrifying atmosphere, and the gameplay as primary reasons for really enjoying the new game. It’s getting rave reviews across the board, and it’s easy to see why. And with the launch of this new DLC next month, it looks like Capcom will curry even more favor among fans.
That’s not the only DLC coming to Resident Evil 2. Capcom also mentioned that two retro costumes will be released on the previously mentioned date. Both costumes will give Claire and Leon their old skins from the 1998 version of Resident Evil 2. You can find screenshots of those new skins below.
The update will launch on February 15th for all available platforms. Resident Evil 2 is available now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.