In Resident Evil 6, players will be able to not only gun down the undead, but take on the role of one of the game's monsters, hunting the protagonist on some stages in what's known as "Agent Hunt" mode.
Those taking on the role of the reanimated corpses, will be able to team up with others, using voice communication to take down the main player character in a similar fashion to Left 4 Dead's versus mode. However, those thinking this will ruin their gameplay experience need not fret, since the Agent Hunt option is only enabled at player request and is only unlocked after the game has been completed.
Sitting alongside the game's already announced Mercenary mode, Agent Hunt is designed to offer not only some extra longevity to the game, but also some extra challenge. The coordination of several human players in some of the game's toughest monsters could be a difficult obstacle to even experienced zombie slayers.
To give the protagonist a little bit of a heads up, they'll be notified when a player joins their game and begins the hunt, but they won't be told what monster the player has chosen to take control of. This way it seems like as well as trying to kill the main character, those taking part in the Agent Hunt have a good chance of producing new jump scares and adding to the already creepy atmosphere with their unpredictability.
Resident Evil 6 launches for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on October 2nd.