Resident Evil Outbreak File #2 Impressions

Capcom's online Resident Evil is spawning a second chapter later this year.

Resident Evil Outbreak is not an old game. In fact, as of this writing, Capcom’s online take on the Resident Evil franchise is about a month and a half old. Capitalizing on a hot thing, Capcom is currently readying a follow-up for release this winter. Resident Evil Outbreak File #2 appears to be offering more of the same zombie bustin’ action for PlayStation 2 owners.

File #2 sounds more like a mission pack than a full-fledged sequel. The game will offer all-new scenarios for the series' cast of eight playable characters to traverse. Non-player characters and new enemies will be encountered in the game. Additionally, enemy placement is randomized to give the game a different feel every time you play.

On the tracking side, the game will keep several statistics, such as favorite weapons, distance walked, and play time. The game will give you points as you play, also. These points can be used to unlock characters, artwork, and other items in the game’s collection mode.

Resident Evil Outbreak File #2 can be played by four players online. Furthermore, you can play the game offline, which will pair you up with two artificial intelligence-controlled characters.

Outbreak File #2 appears to be sticking closely to the original Outbreak’s formula, so it’s no surprise that the game will be ready less than a year after the original’s North American release. Expect to see File #2 in stores this winter.

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Jeff Gerstmann

Jeff Gerstmann has been professionally covering the video game industry since 1994.
Resident Evil Outbreak File #2

Resident Evil Outbreak File #2