New Resident Evil game Project Resistance is a new 5v1 survival horror

Capcom has offered the first detailed explanation of their new multiplayer game, with a rare chance to play as a zombie or Tyrant.

Resident Evil spin-off Project Resistance has been revealed to be an ‘asymmetric online five-person multiplayer game’ that combines ‘both co-operative and competitive dynamics’.

In other worlds it’s a 4 vs. 1 game of the sort that seemed like it would become popular when Evolve first came out, but almost instantly fell out of fashion.

‘Four survivors must work together to escape an insidious experiment and outsmart the twisted Mastermind behind the scenes’, says the marketing blurb. The Mastermind is the player trying to beat the other four, at first by using security cameras to track survivors and create traps and obstacles.

The Mastermind will also use a ‘strategic deck of cards’ to summon creatures, set traps, manipulate the environment, and weaponise security cameras.

They can also directly control zombies, as well as presumably other monsters, and it’s specifically mentioned that they can control the Mr X style Tyrant seen at the end of the teaser trailer.

Project Resistance is not a straight action game though and survivors will also have to solve ‘puzzle style mission objectives’ in order to escape the map before the time runs out.

Each survivor will have unique skills, which is the only element that sounds like the old Resident Evil: Outbreak multiplayer games.

Project Resistance (which is only a working title) is being made ‘in partnership’ with Taiwanese developer NeoBards Entertainment, who have previously worked with Capcom on remasters for Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, and Onimusha.

The game will use the RE Engine from Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5 and will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC – but there’s no indication of a release date yet.

What there is instead though is a closed beta scheduled for 4 October until 7 October, which you can try and sign-up for here.

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