Tokyo Game Show 2019: Everything We Know About Resident Evil’s ‘Project Resistance’

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Project Resistance

Capcom unveiled a new type of survival horror set in the Resident Evil universe, Project Resistance (working title) at the Tokyo Game Show. They also announced some details about the game like that it is an asymmetric online five-person multiplayer game combines both cooperative and competitive dynamics, with the opportunity for players to create their own survival horror experience.

In Project Resistance, four Survivors must work together to escape an insidious experiment and outsmart the twisted Mastermind behind the scenes. Capcom is developing Project Resistance in partnership with NeoBards Entertainment, utilizing the proprietary RE Engine known for high-quality gameplay and remarkable visual fidelity in games such as Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5. It is currently being developed for the PlayStation4, the Xbox One, and Steam.

Project Resistance

In each 4v1 match, one Mastermind player tracks the four Survivors through a network of security cameras, staying one step ahead at every turn to prevent their escape. The Mastermind plots a deadly course by wielding a strategic deck of cards to create dangerous obstacles for the Survivors, like summoning vicious creatures, setting traps, manipulating the environment, and weaponizing security cameras. He or she can also directly control zombies in play – which I mean really sounds like the best role to play.

In addition, Mastermind players can even step into the trench coat of the towering, deadly Tyrant for the first time in franchise history. In turn, the Survivors must cooperatively work together as a team to fend off the Mastermind’s attacks and complete puzzle style mission objectives to escape the map before time runs out. Each Survivor possesses unique skills to help their team overcome the Mastermind’s challenges and survive the sinister experiment.

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As a fan of the asymmetrical genre, I’m excited, but Project Resistance will have some competition in the space with titles like Friday the 13th, Dead by Daylight, and Predator: Hunting Grounds – the last of which will be coming next year. The genre is quickly becoming saturated but if Project Resistance can keep to the Resident Evil universe and resist becoming a clone of Illfonic titles it can succeed.

The Xbox Insider Program members and RE Ambassadors will be eligible for a chance to participate in the Project Resistance closed beta on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which will run from October 4 through October 7. Registration will be open between Sept. 11 and 18 at this site.

More details on Project Resistance and the closed beta will be revealed at a later date.