When Capcom announced they'd be releasing two new downloadable content episodes for Resident Evil 5 a few weeks back, they spent most of the press release telling us about the first scenario, titled "Lost in the Nightmare". The second episode almost felt like an afterthought, given even less importance than cosmetic upgrades to the experience like new costumes and an updated Mercenaries mode--in fact, it didn't even get a title in the release.
That changed this morning when the company announced "Desperate Escape", the second sidequest to the core RE5 experience. In this installment, players will take control of Jill Valentine and BSAA agent Josh Stone. Here's the plot breakdown:
"Recently freed of a mind control device, a fatigued Jill Valentine has collapsed. Awoken by BSAA agent Josh Stone, Jill and Josh work together to escape from the Tricell facility under the darkness of night. Fighting off unrelenting waves of enemies in heart pumping blockbuster action, Jill and Josh race to assist Chris and Sheva in their final showdown with Albert Wesker. "
If that weren't enough, this new installment also brings with it fresh outfits ("heavy metal" for Chris, "business" for Sheva--I suspect "business" will somehow accentuate more cleavage than most corporate offices are comfortable with, however) and Stone and the newly attired main characters will be playable in the Mercenaries Reunion scenarios as well.
Gamers looking forward to killing more zombies (or infected or whatever they're calling RE monsters these days) can orchestrate their very own Desperate Escape on March 3rd (Xbox 360) and 4th (PS3).