Mercenaries mode is coming to Resident Evil 4 VR in 2022.
As mentioned in an Oculus press release, Fan Favorite Mode will be released as a free update sometime next year. Before the announcement, RE4 VR was the only version of Resident Evil 4 that didn’t include The Mercenaries. The Mercenaries is an arcade-style mini-game first released in Resident Evil 3 in which players are tasked with getting the highest score by killing as many enemies as possible before the timer runs out.
In addition to the inclusion of The Mercenaries mode, Oculus also announced that Resident Evil 4 VR will be expanded to include additional mobility and convenience settings sometime next year. These include hand-based controls, better left-handed controls, and the ability to refine the location of your chest and waist inventory slots.
Resident Evil 4 VR was launched last month and it quickly became one of the most popular games for the Quest 2 headset. Resident Evil 4 VR is “the fastest-selling app in Quest history” based on gross sales for the first week since launch, according to Oculus.
The game received critical acclaim and was nominated for “Best VR / AR Game” at the Game Awards 2021. In my review of Resident Evil 4 VR, I found that despite the fact that the game lacks additional modes like Separate Ways, it features a new version of one of the most ported entries in Capcom’s popular survival horror series.
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