Nothing says scary like statistics! For example: There were 20 recorded shark attacks in the United States last year, none of which were fatal. I bet you’re freaking out right now if you live in the United States. You have a 20 in 312,000,000 chance of being attacked by a shark! Pretty scary.
Naturally, Capcom is beefing up Resident Evil 6 with a juicy stat tracking service just to add to the abject horror of a zombie-infested melodrama.
ResidentEvil.net, announced at Gamescom 2012, will track a selection of data from your Resident Evil 6 games and give up rewards based on your performance. If it sounds like the free parts of Call of Duty Elite, that’s because that is precisely what ResidentEvil.net is. Because what Resident Evil 6 needed was more similarities to Call of Duty.
Performance in the extra Mercenaries combat mode will be logged as well, and ResidentEvil.net will automatically post details of your performance on Twitter and Facebook. There will also be smartphone and tablet apps.
Good. Great. Grand.
Let me tell you something, Capcom: The people that want big, dumb shooters with a community are already well served. They are playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3. Chances are, come October, they’ll be saving their money for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Medal of Honor: Warfighter. That’s in addition to the bazillion other multiplayer shooters out there.
Now I know that Resident Evil 5 sold well, 7.9 million copies according to VG Chartz. Resident Evil 4 however sold better counting recent HD re-releases on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Stop ruining a once enjoyable series with your ceaseless need to be the prettiest girl at the prom. You will not beat Call of Duty. Stop trying to try.
Actually, statistics are often very scary. Not when they’re tied to something called Mercenaries mode though.