Resident Evil 5 Versus Mode Ready In Two Weeks, Cheaper In Japan

By Spencer . March 23, 2009 . 4:52am


When Capcom USA announced Resident Evil 5’s competitive versus mode they didn’t date it. Famitsu reports distribution for the download begins on April 9, a two week delay from this week’s launch on March 26. At the moment, this release date is only for Japan, but it’s hard to imagine Capcom not releasing a completed patch worldwide on the same week.


Resident Evil 5’s Versus Mode has a Majini shooting gallery mode called Slayer’s Rule and Survivors Rule, a deathmatch style mode for four players.


The Versus mode download costs about half the price in Japan than it does here. On the PlayStation Store it’s 250 yen ($2.60) and 160 Microsoft Points over Xbox Live. Microsoft Points cost more in Japan, but even if you adjust for the difference in the price of points the Versus Mode still costs $2.45 in Japan. Capcom will sell the versus patch for $4.99 and 400 Microsoft Points for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 respectively.

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  • Why charge us more, Capcom? You have hurt us enough… For the sake of pride, I won’t be buying this DLC in the fact that this should be free and the way they have handled the PR of this issue has been atrocious and embarrassing.

    • daizyujin

      Yes Capcom’s resident forum dick has been rather snotty in his approach. On the one hand as anybody that reads my posts can tell, I appreciate blunt honesty so if he is being truthful, then he is being a dick, but at least an honest one. On the otherhand he is paid by Capcom to spin their bile so you can’t exactly believe 99% of what he says either. Pushing addons is something a lot of companies in multiple markets push, I have first hand experience with this, so expect that at least 50% of what he has said so far to be a lie.

  • Quincy

    If They;re not releasing it now,then why did they let me download the trophies?Only a few poeple have them.Probably glitched.

  • Quincy

    Dude its only a ablout a 2.50&$ add-on.It should be free,but when its not too far from free it’s not that bad.

  • Quincy

    Ohw ait nevermind.I read it wrong.

  • pj

    Capcom’s way of raising money for the troops to continue fighting the war against zombies n zombie like creatures.


  • wahmbulance

    oh noes, 5 whole dollars for an addition to an already awesome game.
    If you aren’t going to buy it then stop crying, everywhere i look someone is crying
    about it costing SO MUCH….maybe you should ask your mothers to give you a raise in allowance.
    Those of you who enjoy the game and understand these modes being implemented will involve tons of fun and more action, i’ll seeya in there..the rest of you should go buy some tampons and hop off the crybaby bandwagon.

    • Izad

      does anyone know how big the add-on is going to be? what i mean is how many KB or GB?

  • val22

    please help me!!!i bought the versus mode i installed it but i can’t find it at the menu so i can play it!!!!what can i do?

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