18th December 2009 - You’ve seen the horrors of ‘ Lost In Nightmares’. You’ve seen Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar in new costumes fighting for their lives in The Mercenaries Reunion. Now join Jill Valentine and BSAA Agent Josh Stone as they escape from the Tricell facility in ‘Desperate Escape’, the second downloadable episode for Resident Evil 5.
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. Fight off unrelenting waves of enemies in heart pumping blockbuster action as Jill and Josh race to assist Chris and Sheva in their final showdown with Albert Wesker.
Simultaneous with the releases of ‘Desperate Escape’ and ‘Lost In Nightmares’, new costumes for Chris (Heavy Metal) and Sheva (Business) will be made available, allowing the player to experience Resident Evil 5 with a fresh new look and feel through both game play and cut-scene playback.
Chris and Sheva in these new costumes as well as Josh Stone will also be playable in the refreshed Mercenaries Reunion mode. Along with the two previously announced characters, Chris (Warrior) and Sheva (Fairy Tale), these are the first five of eight characters announced as playable in the Mercenaries Reunion mode. Each with their own unique weapon load-outs, these new characters provide additional challenges as the player aims to shoot down as many enemies as they can within a limited time. Chain together your kills, extend your time and rack up points. Featuring the most extreme weapon selections, Mercenaries Reunion mode provides hours of new strategy induced kill sprees.
‘Desperate Escape’, ‘Lost In Nightmares’ and all new playable characters for Mercenaries Reunion will be available in Resident Evil 5: GOLD EDITION that will include the original game plus all additional content. The ultimate Resident Evil 5 experience, RESIDENT EVIL 5: GOLD EDITION will be available as a single Blu-ray disc for the PlayStation 3 or as a DVD with a token for the downloadable content for XBOX 360.
Please see below for a release schedule of all additional content: