Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Hunts Ganados In Japan This Summer

By Ishaan . March 23, 2011 . 12:03am

altThis week’s Japanese magazine reveals also bring news of Nintendo 3DS games, the first of these being Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. The game now has a release date, according to news sniffed out by Game Jouhou.


The Mercenaries 3D, based on the bonus “Mercenaries” mode from Resident Evil 4 and 5, is slated for a June 2nd release in Japan for 4,800 yen ($60), which is the same price as Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition and toward the lower end of the spectrum when it comes to Nintendo 3DS software prices in general.


For the sake of comparison, Konami charged 5,800 yen ($71) for Pro Evolution 3D Soccer 2011 and Level 5 charged 5,980 yen ($73) for Professor Layton and the Mask of Miracle. Meanwhile, Tecmo Koei charged 6,090 yen ($75) for Samurai Warriors Chronicles. Namco Bandai charged the same for Ridge Racer 3D.


Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D includes an online co-op mode for two players. Characters confirmed to be playable in the game so far include: Chris Redfield, Claire Redfield, Jack Krauser, and Hunk. For more information catch up on our hands-on impressions of the game.


Capcom have confirmed the game for a 2011 release in the U.S., but haven’t announced a release date. Here’s a look at the game’s U.S. box art. Capcom announced Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D for North America and its currently a Q3 title.

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  • Aoshi00

    Off-topic..I just got my 3DS last night and tried Layton (operation of applying two protector films successful :), while the 3D effect w/o glasses is very neat, I must say constantly playing in 3D would be pretty straining to the eyes and not good for kids, and you need to be at just the right distance and look at it from a certain angle, requires steady hands and a lot of concentration, makes me miss the simpler 2D Layton (other than anime cutscenes, the chars are now 3D models and some gameplay mechanics have changed) My machine felt quite small too because I’m used to playing w/ the DSi XL recently (especially so when you need to hold the system further away from you for the best 3D effect), so it would take some getting used to.. the stylus felt small as well I switched back to using XL’s giant pen :) Professor Layton is actually one of the games that best benefits from XL’s larger’s screen to read the puzzle’s tiny instruction. Haven’t messed w/ the AR cards yet..There’s no password to be carried over from the last Layton game either, unlike the last 4 DS games.. The metallic aqua looks nice, but I wonder if I should’ve gotten cosmo black.. the 3D and volume are both sliding like the DS Lite, I wish they were btns like the DSi/XL.. (anyway, still need to finish Gyakuten Kenji 2 first, 3rd case now, I think the music is much better than the first game, and so much more animation for the chars)The cartridge has this little odd protrusion at the top.. I wonder if it’s the shape of the cartridges that separate the regions.. it would be neat if the US games are just square shaped and could work in Jpn systems but I doubt it…

    • Ren

      The protrusions are just to make sure you can’t stick a 3DS game on a DS, like how GBC only games had a small nick that made them not fin in GB models. Region lock is normally done through the software in chip based systems.

      • Aoshi00

        Yea that makes sense.. I was just thinking how the SNES and N64 systems had the plastic thing inside blocking the Jpn cartridges from going in. They really weren’t region locked per se, I broke off the tabs of my cousin’s SNES to play Super Famicom games.. of course there was adapter too if you did’t feel like messing w/ the system. I was just hoping I would luck out it’s the plastic thing but not the actual software that’s locked so I don’t need to get another US 3DS.. but like I said I doubt it. Unless there’s some really good US 3DS games, I probably wouldn’t get my 2nd 3DS until they have a 3DS lite or 3DSi/XL or something.. really can’t stand them region locking a portable system this time..

  • Yes! My Redfields! Now just give me Leon Kennedy, Wesker, and Ada Wong, and I will be a happy camper. I hope we get more on Revelations, imo, the most graphically impressive 3DS game thus far! To think they are pushing the system to its limits in just one year.

    • I agree %100. It seems these 3rd party titles were mostly being released as a way of telling the naysayers, “Don’t underestimate Nintendo, we can do HD-like graphics and gameplay right with 3rd Party just like the competition.” Good job so far Ninty you never cease to amaze me.^_^

    • Eddie

      I know Albert Wesker and Jill Valentine have been confirmed. I haven’t heard anything about Leon Kennedy, or Ada Wong though.

    • PrinceHeir

      lol for once i agree with you :P

      add also Rebecca and Barry and we’re good to go :)

      though i hope they make another one on consoles

      • Why I think they could do a pretty darn tootin good job with one for the handhelds, handhelds are as powerful as consoles now and can most extantly replicate the experience.

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