Alyssa Ashcroft is a character from the Resident Evil survival horror games. She is one of the playable characters from Resident Evil Outbreak and Resident Evil Outbreak: File 2 which are spin-offs of the main games.
Alyssa is a field reporter for the local newspaper, an occupation which has given her an insatiable appetite for collecting information. Her strong personality makes her a sore loser who often clashes with others, but she'll take care of those close to her in a pinch.
Alyssa has a natural talent for shooting, and an inquisitive nature that makes good use of her skills with a lock pick. She also carries a stun gun which comes in very handy. Ben Bertolucci is known to respect her tenacity, although this same ambition has occasionally cost him some prime headline material. Often coming across as abrasive, bossy, and hypercompetitive, Alyssa's Special Items suggest that she is extremely vain and effectively married to her job, with few interests that do not relate directly back to journalism.
Alyssa's outspoken and often boisterously obscene demeanor appears to be nothing more than a necessary ruse to cover up her true feelings. Haunted by the memory of her colleague, Kurt Diamond, Alyssa keeps her true emotions inside, hoping that one day, if she suppresses them long enough, the most painful moments of her life will finally die.
Alyssa, like Cindy, has four unlockable Alternate Outfits: "Midnight Caller" and "Street Scene" from Outbreak, and "Karate Uniform" and "Victory Road" from File 2.
To unlock and purchase three of these costumes, special items which are scattered throughout various scenarios at varying difficulty levels in both games must be found. To unlock "Victory Road", players must first clear Elimination 1.
"Midnight Caller" Alternate Outfit:
|Stiletto Heels||Outbreak - H/VH|
|Red Lipstick||The Hive - H/VH|
|Red Dress||Decisions, Decisions - E/N|
"Street Scene" Alternate Outfit:
|Sportswear Bottom||Outbreak - H/VH|
|Sportswear Top||Below Freezing Point - E/N|
|Women's Sunglasses||Below Freezing Point - H/VH|
|Sport Shoes||Decisions, Decisions - E/N|
"Karate Uniform" Alternate Outfit:
|Thermal Underwear||Wild Things - N|
|Forgotten Gi||Underbelly - H|
|Japanese Cloth||Flashback - H|
|Black Belt||Desperate Times - N|
|Olympic Book||End of the Road - VH|
Best Partners Edit
Personal Items Edit
- Picking Tool - (Outbreak and Outbreak: File # 2) - Certain doors, cabinets and lockers throughout both games are locked, but there is no key. Alyssa can open these doors and compartments with her set of lockpicks. Each tool is shaped differently, however, and each one must be tried until the lock gives.
- Stun Gun - (Outbreak: File # 2 only) - A close-quarters, self-defense weapon that sends an electrical charge into an enemy. While the Stun Gun does not cause large amounts of damage, there is a high probability that the shock may render an enemy incapacitated, knocking the foe to the ground for a short period of time. Must be recharged with a Battery.
Special Actions Edit
- Back Step - As an enemy lunges for Alyssa, pressing the R1 and X buttons will cause her to step out of the attacker's range. This retreating move enables her to step back into perfect range at which to counterattack with a tackle or melee weapon.
- Critical Shot - Like Kevin, Alyssa will readjust her aim when equipped with a handgun, if the R1 button is held for a long moment. This will cause the bullet/s to critically damage the enemy. This makes her the best female combat character in the Outbreak games.