The Resident Evil series is one of my favorites of all time.  Better yet and after the single player game is completed in Resident Evil 4 and 5, what keeps us coming back for more is the awesome Mercenaries minigame. Fighting endless waves of zombies seemingly never gets old, and it’s good to know that Capcom is bringing the game to the 3DS, with a few additions.

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D features re-mastered stages from Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5. The game is available as a single-player experience, or gamers across the world can team up and enjoy two-player co-op via network play. Confirmed playable characters include Chris Redfield, Krauser, Hunk, Jill Valentine, Albert Wesker and, making her debut in a Mercenaries game, Claire Redfield.

One thing that sets Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D apart is the inclusion of an all new Skill Slot feature. Players are able to fill three skill slots from a selection of 30 skills including improvements to weapons performance, reload speed or melee abilities and customize characters to best suit their style of play.

Capcom has been listening to players, and made changes to take advantage of the new hardware; most notably the ability for players to move and shoot and the addition of touch screen functionality to switch weapons on the fly.

To sweeten the deal, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D will also include a playable demo of the forthcoming Nintendo 3DS title, Resident Evil Revelations.

This title is one that we will be watching closely here at RipTen, and looks to be shaping up to be a great addition to the 3DS lineup.  Am I going to be reviewing it?  You bet I am!

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