Capcom has announced that the upcoming Resident Evil 6 will be supported by a browser-based community hub, rather imaginatively known as ResidentEvil.net.
The free service will keep track of everything you do in the game, counting up how many monsters you've killed, what medals you've earned and other stats, and will also connect to Facebook and Twitter so you can compare your progress against your friends. There'll be associated apps for all the leading smartphones and tablets, so you'll be able to to gauge your gory progress on the move.
Signing up for ResidentEvil.net will also enable you to earn points that can be cashed in for costumes and items in the game's Mercenaries multiplayer mode. Perhaps most exciting is the news that there will be special contests for members. The prize will be the Champion's Belt, a unique item that can only be held by one player at a time. Whoever holds the belt will be expected to defend it by taking part in more contests, or risk losing it.
It's yet another inventive online twist added to the game, following on from the recently revealed Agents mode which will allow other players to drop into your game and control the monsters.
Along with ResidentEvil.net, Capcom has confirmed that development on Resident Evil 6 has now been completed. The game is finished, and ready for its October 2nd launch. Look out for it on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.