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Project Resistance looks like Resident Evil-branded Left 4 Dead

Mr. X is here to give it to ya once again

Capcom’s mysterious new Resident Evil project has finally gotten its official reveal, and as the thumbnails that fans pulled out from the trailer early suggested, it appears that this is indeed a four-player co-op game. The teaser trailer is all CG with no gameplay footage, but the footage does hint at what to expect from the game itself.

Four characters enter a research facility armed with shotguns, pistols, and baseball bats, then start fighting with a horde of traditional zombies and recognisable RE monsters like the Licker. The heroes take advantage of some explosive traps to push back the creatures, then a mysterious figure located elsewhere in the facility takes control of Mr. X who is, presumably, gon’ give it to ya.

Resident Evil has dabbled in multiplayer-focused titles in the past, most notably in Resident Evil Outbreak. This looks much more action-oriented than Outbreak, however, and the combination of four-player action and the implication that somebody will be able to control boss monsters gives this teaser a strong Left 4 Dead vibe.

We’ll learn more about Project Resistance at Tokyo Game Show, which kicks off this week.

In the meantime, you can check out the trailer above.

Capcom’s been on a roll lately with hits like Monster Hunter World, Devil May Cry 5, and Resident Evil 2, but Project Resistance’s apparent action-oriented multiplayer bears more resemblance to 2016’s widely-maligned Umbrella Corps. Here’s hoping the studio has come upon a better formula this time around.