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Resident Evil 6 US preorders equal exclusive Mercenaries maps

Capcom details aircraft carrier, trainyard and catacombs

The ravening necrotic horde of retailer-exclusive pre-order incentives has been bolstered by three Resident Evil 6 Mercenaries maps, "exclusive" to pre-ordering Gamestop, Amazon.com and Best Buy customers.

Why is "exclusive" in scarequotes? Because retail exclusives have a funny knack of showing up after release as downloadable content. Bear that in mind as you skim through the below.

Mercenaries Mode is Resi's take on Horde Mode - you battle waves of enemies till the clock counts down, chaining kills to create multipliers and seeking out hidden environments. It's a lot of fun.

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Here are the maps and their release details:

The Catacombs - Available exclusively at Gamestop with pre-order of Resident Evil 6: There are more than just enemies lurking in these catacombs. Be weary of booby traps ready to ensnare you around every corner! Are your reflexes quick enough to avoid them?

High Seas Fortress - Available exclusively at Amazon.com with pre-order of Resident Evil 6: An expansive stage that takes you from the deck of an aircraft carrier to the hangars inside. Engage in intense shoot-outs on the deck, but hone your martial arts skills inside the narrow confines of the hangers.

Rail Yard - Available exclusively at Best Buy with pre-order of Resident Evil 6: A multi-level stage in the steel and concrete confines of a railroad yard. Enemies are lurking everywhere, from inside the trains to the roof of the yard. You'll have to stay on the move to stay alive!

Screens attached. There's no word yet on whether us Europeans will get a slice. Start a petition, someone. Resident Evil 6 is down for release on 2nd October worldwide.

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