Is The Mercenaries mode included in Resident Evil 4 Remake? Answered

We all want Mercenaries mode back, but will Capcom hear?

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Mercenaries mode is a popular feature in the Resident Evil games, and fans are dying to know if the mode will make its grand return in the Resident Evil 4 Remake. The original Resident Evil 4 had a mercenaries mode, but it was only available after completing the primary campaign. Mercenaries in the classic Resident Evil 4 game helped popularized alternate game modes for Resident Evil titles, allowing players to try out the games in a way different from the story mode, yet does the Resident Evil 4 Remake have a Mercenaries mode or has Capcom broken fans hearts by nixing the mode altogether?

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Does Resident Evil 4 Remake have a Mercenaries mode?

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The first Sony State of Play for 2023 released a new trailer for the Resident Evil Remake, which featured new gameplay footage and CGI cutscenes but ended with a tantalizing teaser for something called The Mercenaries. Capcom would later clarify in a press release that The Mercenaries will be a free post-launch DLC challenge mode, claiming it is the return of the classic Mercenaries mode from the original Resident Evil 4. In short, Mercenaries mode will return in the Resident Evil 4 remake as free content to download after the release date.

Mercenaries mode differs between Resident Evil games; some focus on getting to a specific location, while others center more on getting the highest score. In the original Resident Evil 4 game, Mercenaries mode was about killing as many infected villagers before the evacuation chopper arrived in an allotted time and location. Different enemies reward players with varying points, with more challenging enemies and bosses earning players the most points. The mode also usually has multiple characters for players to choose from, incorporating protagonists and villains from the rest of the series.