Capcom’s Horror Umbrella Expands with Resident Evil: Outbreak Successor
Within months of Resident Evil 2‘s 2019 remake becoming a smash hit, Capcom is already teasing a brand new Resident Evil within their biohazardous universe. Taking note from the PlayStation 2 era’s Resident Evil: Outbreak sub-series, Project Resistance finally dropped an official teaser video, included below, teasing all manner of promising cooperative (and potentially competitive) shenanigans.
What’s made immediately clear about Project Resistance ‘s gameplay will feature both melee and ranged combat, with an aggressive but desperate pace. Encounters on display look frantic, fierce, and unyielding. Graphically, every element is as richly detailed as Resident Evil 2. It’s expected Project Resistance is running off an updated version of the title’s engine. What’s fascinating though, is that interspersed between players surviving various zombies, there’s an Umbrella Corp. puppet master.
Acting from the shadows, this mysterious menace directly controls everything from a computer console. They’re even able to summon lickers and the towering Mr. X (or is it Mr. Cross, Sony?), the latter of which is remotely controlled. Given the success of Friday the 13th: The Game and Dead by Daylight, could Capcom be exploring competitive play? We haven’t seen a true zombie master mode since 2011’s ZombiU, and demand is at an all-time-high for multiplayer horror, so it’d be wise on Capcom’s part to go for it.
This looming overlord and the bioweapons at their disposal also offers our first real hints at Project Resistance‘s story. Given one of the RE: Outbreak characters was referenced as having escaped the Raccoon City Police Department in Resident Evil 2, it’s possible Resistance may be a Resident Evil 2 side story. While we’ve no official confirmations that this is the case, it’d be ample fodder to fill the time before the rumored Resident Evil 3 remake is potentially unveiled.
While we’ll be waiting until Tokyo Game Show 2019 for the full unveiling, the Project Resistance teaser has us very eager for more. Resident Evil: Outbreak was one of the PlayStation 2’s unsung cult classics, and a modern reimagining is perfect for today’s market.
What do you predict Capcom has in store for Project Resistance? Any features you’d like to see? Let us know in the comments below.