The Resident Evil sequence’ beloved bonus mode, The Mercenaries, will return in Resident Evil Village, Capcom introduced Thursday through the Resident Evil Showcase livestream. Resident Evil Village sport director Morimasa Sato confirmed that the additional mode can be included with the primary sport, and it’ll embody a couple of modifications this time round.

Resident Evil Village’s model of The Mercenaries will embody the identical high-speed, arcade-style motion of earlier iterations, Sato stated. Players will nonetheless need to struggle to succeed in the tip of a stage below strict time limitations. This time round, Sato defined, gamers will be capable of go to an in-game store between areas. Just like in the primary sport, Mercenaries gamers will be capable of purchase gadgets and upgrades from the Duke’s Emporium.

In addition to consumable gadgets, upgrades, and weapon customization, Resident Evil Village’s model of The Mercenaries will give gamers particular talents. They be capable of select from perks like elevated weapon harm, sooner motion velocity, and stronger protection throughout their playthroughs. Capcom’s preview of the bonus sport mode additionally confirmed talents like HP restoration when attacking and enemy corpses that explode.

The Mercenaries was an oft-requested addition to Resident Evil Village, notably after the reveal of the deathmatch sport Resident Evil Re:Verse was unveiled to a blended response. Capcom launched The Mercenaries as a bonus mode within the unique Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. The mode wasn’t current in final yr’s Resident Evil 3 remake — Capcom opted for the 4v1 multiplayer sport Resident Evil Resistance as a substitute — or in Resident Evil 7 biohazard.

Resident Evil Village is coming to Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox Series X, and Xbox One on May 7.