Designed by Armature Studio, which also handled the main Resident Evil 4 VR game, Resident Evil 4 – The Mercenaries was produced in collaboration with Oculus Studios and Capcom. Capcom is, of course, no stranger to VR in Resident Evil already, having created the VR mode for Resident Evil 7 on PS4–a mode that was unfortunately absent in its sequel.
Last year, Resident Evil 4 was launched on Quest 2, bringing the majority of the iconic game to virtual reality. Mercenaries were one component that was lacking, but that is now corrected. Resident Evil 4 – The Mercenaries will be available as a free upgrade to anyone who owns the game on Quest 2. Mate, you’ve made an excellent decision!
The Resident Evil series has had no shortage of content recently, including the excellent Resident Evil Village last year. Outside of games, we also got the Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City theatrical movie and the animated Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness Netflix series, with a live-action Netflix series also on the way.
In addition to the classic Mercenaries content fans will remember, the Quest 2 version includes new challenges, special Big Head and Classic Horror modes, and a golden gun skin so you feel like a certain secret agent as you mow down not-zombies. Should you prefer to use these in the main game’s campaign, you can, and playing through that story via a black-and-white filter sounds like a delight.