Unfortunately, Resident Evil 5 is slowly becoming a milking cow: even though the game is not yet out, we have details on patches, updates and paid downloadable content which, no matter how cool this game is (and it is!), makes the situation a little awkward. But nobody’s perfect…

Therefore, we have word from Capcom that they’re planning to release a new multiplayer mode (Versus) for Resident Evil 5 as paid digital content via Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. As the name suggests, the new mode will pit players against each other, delivering a welcomed departure from the co-op nature of the game.

Versus for RE5 allows up to four players to battle online across two game types: Slayer’s Rule, a point-based game that challenges players to kill Majinis; and Survivor’s Rule, players hunt the most dangerous game, each other! Players can begin the hunt as Chris, Sheva or other secret characters, and choose from either one-on-one or two-versus-two team matches for either of the two gameplay styles.

The Versus DLC will be available “a few weeks” after the release of the game and it will cost you 400 MS Points or $4.99.