Capcom Co. this week detailed new co-op functionality for Resident Evil 6 for Sony Corp.’s Playstation 3 and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox 360.

Resident Evil 6 will include crossover scenarios in each of its three campaigns to allow four online users to randomly join and take out an enemy boss. Prior to the scenario, users will be prompted to join live players at the same section of the campaign. Alternatively, users can refuse and play the section solo with three AI characters.

While there isn’t a specific option to invite friends in Crossover situation, users can play two-player co-op and enter the section together to ensure one friend is in the battle.

In addition, users can cross into another character’s campaign at certain points. Capcom said each of the three campaigns represent about 70 to 80 percent of the entire Resident Evil 5 campaign for a lengthy sequel.

Resident Evil 6, to be sold Oct. 2, will feature a single-player and co-op campaign mode to include Leon S. Kennedy and Chris Redfield, in addition to new characters in a dramatic global horror crisis.

In a multi-story arc, Leon S. Kennedy confronts an infected President of the United States, while Chris Redfield arrives in China under the threat of a bioterrorist attack.

New features in Resident Evil 6 include play between three main characters, Leon S. Kennedy, Chris Redfiend, and Jake Muller. Each character will have a unique gameplay tone.

In addition, the title will include single-player or co-op play offline or online.

Zombies can now run, jump, and use weapons, while new enemies called the Chrysalide can undergo a full metamorphosis to spawn new monsters.

The Resident Evil video game franchise has sold more than 47 million copies worldwide to date. The live action movies have grossed more than $525 million in global markets.

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