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.