Capcom's Unity Blog has detailed new information for Raid Mode found within the upcoming episodic Resident Evil: Revelations 2.
For those that don't know Raid Mode is a run & gun side mode that debuted with the original Revelations.
Capcom has lifted the lid on some of the new Raid mode details:
How do I unlock Raid Mode?
When you buy Episode 1 on February 24, it will include Claire and Barry's story mode content AND 54 Raid Mode missions spread across three difficulty settings. When subsequent episodes release they will also contain numerous additional Raid Mode maps - Episodes 2 and 3 will each add 36 missions to the mode, while Episode 4 tops things off with another 68 missions. All told there will be over 200 increasingly difficult missions; former Raid Mode players will recall how intense some of the maps and enemy waves became towards the end :)
Will Raid Mode feature online and/or offline co-op?
Initially Raid Mode will be offline only (solo OR split-screen co-op). However, online play will be added shortly after the final episode (and retail disc) launch in March. The team has completed work on the story mode content and is now ensuring online co-op will function as expected; while this means a slight delay in online play, the feature will be present down the road.
What is new to Raid Mode?
Lots! In addition to maps pulled not just from RER2 but also RER1 and RE6, Raid Mode also features numerous new weapons, custom parts for said weapons and four times as many character skills as before. You'll be able to unlock additional passive and active skills in a way that'll make your character unique. For example, you may unlock certain skills or attributes for Claire that a friend may not, and while you'll both be playing as Claire, the experience will be different. Also, Raid players will remember how enemies would gain special abilities like extra speed or strength. This time around the bad guys have lots more tricks up their nasty sleeves, so you'll wanna pay close attention to your skills!
For more information head over to Capcom Unity.