Take on the popular extra game mode with fast-paced gameplay.
Hello PlayStation nation! I’m Edvin Edsö, the Promotion Producer of Resident Evil 4. I hope that you have been enjoying the game these past two weeks! Today, we are pleased to announce the release of a fan favorite mode: The Mercenaries, available as a free DLC. Check out the trailer here first.
The trailer offers a glimpse into the fast-paced gameplay of The Mercenaries, where the goal is to defeat as many enemies as possible in a limited amount of time for the highest score you can.
Leon starts each round with all of his weapons, and in order to defeat as many enemies as you can, you must make quick decisions about which weapon to use against which opponent.
Don’t forget to keep track of how much time you have left. Killing enemies with melee attacks, headshots, and other methods, as well as defeating tougher enemies like the Chainsaw Man, will give you extra time.
It is also important to know when to grab the green Time Orbs, which will give you even more time to defeat additional enemies.
Did you notice the yellow diamond-shaped icon? This is the Mayhem Mode meter. When Leon activates Mayhem Mode, his basic abilities such as attack power and movement speed are greatly increased for a period of time! You will also receive additional points, and each enemy you defeat in Mayhem Mode will add extra seconds to the clock. The Mayhem Mode meter accumulates over time, by defeating enemies, and by successfully parrying an attack. The gauge also increases by one when you acquire a Mayhem Mode Orb.
The first stage of The Mercenaries is the Village from the beginning of the game. New stages and more content will be unlocked as you progress.
Like the main game, The Mercenaries supports the DualSense controller features. In this mode’s fast-paced gameplay, players can instantly switch weapons and take on multiple enemies, with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers providing an even greater sense of immersion.
How you take on The Mercenaries depends on your own strategy, including weapon selection, positioning, and how you use Mayhem Mode. Whether you have already completed Resident Evil 4, or are just getting started, be sure to check out this intense free DLC.