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Resident Evil Mercenaries Vs. takes zombie killing online on iPhone

New multiplayer game features deathmatch and team-based modes

Resident Evil Mercenaries Vs. takes zombie killing online on iPhone

Resident Evil Mercenaries Vs. takes the survivor-horror series in a different direction, offering online multiplayer action on iPhone and iPod touch.

Capcom revealed the game today, which is based on the Mercenaries mode found in the iPhone and iPod touch version of Resident Evil 4.

Playing as either Chris Redfield or Jill Valentine, you can sign into Game Center for two-on-two team competition or four-player deathmatch games. Chris comes equipped with a pistol, shotgun, and frag grenades, whereas Jill has a pistol, sub-machine gun, and a flashbang grenades.

Only one map is promised, which seems pretty paltry for a game focused on multiplayer; but, Capcom is open to the possibility of adding new maps via update.

The controls could likely be the sticky point for the game, as it employs the same limited scheme as Resident Evil 4. Without proper camera controls, the action may suffer.

Resident Evil Mercenaries Vs. will be available for iPhone and iPod touch in February; no price has yet been announced.