That’s extra: Leon and Chris are paid DLC in ‘Umbrella Corps’

The Resident Evil series has certainly had its ups and downs (mostly downs) in recent years, but one thing remains certain: fans love the series’ characters. Chris Redfield, Leon S. Kennedy, Albert Wesker, and even Barry Burton are among Capcom’s most beloved creations, and they will all be available for play in the upcoming multiplayer shooter Umbrella Corps … provided you’re willing to shell out some extra cash.

The standard version of Umbrella Corps will set you back $30, but the deluxe edition, which comes bundled with “weapons, patches, custom colors, and emotes to personalize your mercenary” in addition to the aforementioned characters, will cost $40. If you choose later on to purchase the “upgrade pack,” which contains all of the deluxe edition’s bonuses, it will cost $15.

But if you aren’t interested in blasting your friends as Leon, Umbrella Corps still looks to have plenty of fan service — kind of. A short trailer showing off the burnt Raccoon City and RPD building makes them basically look the part, but the third-person shooting and tactical maneuvers mixed in with moaning, crawling zombies looks like a failed experiment that somehow got the green light.

It’s not all multiplayer, however. The trailer promises “Deadly Single Player Trials” such as “The Experiment,” which tasks you with mowing down waves of zombies on your own. It bears a similarity to the “Mercenaries” mode we’ve seen in the past few games, but with controls that look like they’ve been ripped from a Ghost Recon game.

Community reaction to the trailer is negative, to put it mildly. Nearly every comment is from a furious fan who just wants a proper — and improved — follow-up to Resident Evil 6. With E3 around the corner, we won’t have to wait much longer.

Umbrella Corps launches digitally for PC and PlayStation 4 on June 21.

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