When Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D producer Masachika Kawata hinted that the game will contain secret content that he thought fans would enjoy, that was enough to make many of you vocalise which Resident Evil characters you would like to see appear as unlockables. Looks like some of you may get your wish granted.

As reported by Siliconera, the latest issue of Famitsu has revealed two more characters that will make an appearance in the game. Aside from the four that have already been announced ― Chris Redfield, Claire Redfield, Jack Krauser, and Hunk ― the Japanese gaming magazine has revealed that Jill Valentine and Albert Wesker will also be included in the game.

We're not sure if they will be available from the start or whether they have to be unlocked in order to be playable, but fans of the series will definitely be happy about their inclusion. The official game page on Capcom's website dates the Japanese launch as 2nd June, so it looks like the West will have to wait until June at the earliest. Time to welcome back the first lady of survival horror, and also that traitorous, shades-wearing antagonist. Aww, we love him really.

[via siliconera.com]