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Resident Evil 6 to use free online stat service,


Resident Evil 6 will be supplemented by, a free online service that "tracks stats, Mercs scores and compares them to friends and others," Capcom revealed at its Gamescom press conference today.

Capcom is building a smartphone app for and will host online events, complete with a "championship belt" for the winner that will be passed on to subsequent victors.

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Confirming its commitment to support Resident Evil 6 post launch, Capcom chose the press conference to announce Resident Evil.Net, a free web service that tracks and graphically represents all of the key in-game stats for players from around the world. At a glance see how you rate against your friends and be notified in real-time if they have beaten, for example, your latest Mercenaries score, by linking Resident Evil.Net to your Facebook, Twitter or Capcom-Unity accounts. Furthermore players will be able to join fellow gamers across the globe and compete in specially organized events.

Press conference attendees were also treated to fresh content from series newcomer Jake Muller's campaign. Gun for hire and son of the infamous Albert Wesker, Jake is on the run from his ceaseless pursuers who need the special blood that runs through his veins to further enhance the deadly C-virus. Holed up in a mountain shack, Jake, alongside Sherry Birkin, must use all his firearms and hand to hand combat skills if they are to defeat the encroaching J'avo. But will that be the end of their problems?

During the course of gamescom, attendees will be able to experience first-hand what promises to be the dramatic horror experience of 2012, with three missions from the campaigns of Leon S. Kennedy, Chris Redfield and Jake Muller.

Resident Evil 6 will release on October 2 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system with a Windows PC version to follow.

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