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Platform : Nintendo 3DS
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- Shooter, Action & Adventure
Based on the same-titled shooter modes featured in earlier Resident Evil games, 2011's Mercenaries for Nintendo 3DS swaps the series' survival-horror pacing for action-driven, seek-and-kill missions. The game is composed of stages taken from Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, revamped for the Mercenaries style of play. The main objective in each stage is to destroy as many zombie-like enemies as possible, before a time limit expires.
The Mercenaries may be played from an up-close, over-the-shoulder view, as in the standard Resident Evil console games, but a first-person shooter perspective is also available. Players' characters can shoot and reload on-the-fly, but must remain still to take aim. As they progress through the adventure, they acquire additional equipment and more powerful weapons -- which may be crucial as they face off against the more cunning opponents that populate later levels. The action plays out in the upper display, with full stereoscopic effects, while the touch screen is used for inventory management and other controls.
Pulled from previous games throughout the series, playable characters include Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Albert Wesker, Hunk, Jack Krauser, and Claire Redfield. The initial retail release of Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D also includes a demo of Resident Evil: Revelations, a more familiar, survival-horror-styled RE adventure, scheduled for release on 3DS in the following calendar year. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide