Capcom announces first Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City DLC

Free US Spec Ops mission follows three weeks after launch.

Capcom has announced initial DLC plans for impending squad shooter spin-off Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.

A free US Spec Ops mission will be available to download on 11th April - a few weeks after the game's 23rd March release date.

The expansion sees the aforementioned team deploy to Raccoon City to learn the truth behind the Resident Evil 2 virus outbreak. The announcement blurb mentions that you'll bump into a "familiar face" and be able to re-visit the moment Jill Valentine first encounters Nemesis from Resident Evil 3.

The Slant Six-developed cover shooter hasn't exactly been riding a wave of fanbase enthusiasm since it was first announced last year.

"Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City lacks the dynamism of the likes of Left 4 Dead, and the tension of the series' survival-horror past," read Eurogamer's recent Raccoon City preview.

"This isn't Resident Evil as we know it: it is, unapologetically, a third-person cover-shooter. In such a saturated genre, it needs its own identity to get by - but inject the right amount of drama, and Slant Six Games might still have a chance of making that so."

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