See Gameplay For New Resident Evil Game, Project Resistance
Project Resistance will also feature Resident Evil 2 Remake's breakout star, the Tyrant.
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Capcom has officially revealed a new Resident Evil game called "Project Resistance." Its existence has been known for some time now, with leaks indicating that it would be a multiplayer experience of some sort. The official trailer, released as part of the Tokyo Game Show, confirms this to be true. [Update] Now that Tokyo Game Show has officially kicked off, Capcom has released a gameplay video for Project Resistance, which you can take a look at below.
Four characters are shown fighting their way through an office building-like setting, using guns and melee weapons to take out zombies and work their way through a series of sticky situations. Interestingly, another figure is shown to be orchestrating everything from the comfort of what looks to be an Umbrella lab; the shadowy organization no doubt has a big part to play in events, as is usually the case with Resident Evil games.
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Alongside the classic shambling undead, Project Resistance will be pulling from the Resident Evil franchise's more iconic enemies. The trailer ends with the Tyrant appearing and the mysterious figure pulling strings behind the scenes assuming control, hinting that a player will be able to take control of enemies in the game. All of this gives it a definite Left 4 Dead feeling.
Project Resistance looks to be a four-versus-one asynchronous online multiplayer game. It's developed on the same engine powering the Resident Evil 2 remake. As of yet, there hasn't been any details on when the game will be released and, given the title, it may be some time before the final version is launched.
From September 12 through September 19, Xbox One and PS4 owners in Japan that are interested in the game can sign up for a chance to be invited into a closed beta for Project Resistance. The beta will take place from October 4 to October 7. Details on a beta outside of Japan have not been revealed yet.
Those at Tokyo Game Show, meanwhile, can get their hands-on with the title but need to have registered in advance to do so. Project Resistance will have a booth at TGS where attendees can watch members of the development team show off gameplay for the first time. Capcom has not indicated whether this footage will be released for those not in attendance to see.
The last Resident Evil game to be released was the remake of Resident Evil 2, which GameSpot awarded a 9/10. "Resident Evil 2 is not only a stellar remake of the original, but it's also simply a strong horror game that delivers anxiety-inducing and grotesque situations, topping some of the series' finest entries," said Alessandro Fillari. "But above all, the remake is an impressive game for the fact that it goes all-in on the pure survival horror experience, confidently embracing its horrifying tone and rarely letting up until the story's conclusion. Though Resident Evil 2 has its roots firmly in the past, it reworks the familiar horrors into something that feels brand new and all its own." You can read the full Resident Evil 2 Remake review for a more thorough analysis of the game.
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