Capcom has disappointed Resident Evil fans with the reveal of their new game Project Resistance.
A new Resident Evil game called Project Resistance was teased not too long ago, and some fans were hopeful that its name would be a mask to conceal either Resident Evil 8 or a Nemeis Remake. This was blatant optimism at its finest as most fans realistically expected a spin-off and that’s exactly what we’re getting.
Resident Evil is Capcom’s biggest franchise next to Devil May Cry, and it’s had a fantastic 2019 thanks to the mouth-watering sales and reception of Resident Evil 2.
Fans are of course starving to get back inside its horrifying universe stuffed with hungry zombies, but Project Resistance definitely won’t be everyone’s cup of tea.
What is the new Resident Evil game Project Resistance?
Project Resistance was announced earlier in the year through a teaser website that shared nothing more than the fact it will be launching on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
The website was overtly teasing a Resident Evil game thanks to how the RE in Resistance was highlighted in bloody red, and this naturally got gamers excited and optimistic for the inevitable reveals of Resident Evil 8 and Nemesis Remake.
But then people read the fine print which described a “new” experience, and this coupled with play tests in Japan strongly hinted at a multiplayer spin-off rather than the two aforementioned wants.
And that’s exactly what we’re getting.
As announced by the official Resident Evil Twitter account via trailer, the game is a four-player co-operative experience starring “millennials.”
Per the trailer below, the four characters can be seen fending off zombies and packs of lickers before being confronted by what appears to be Mr X.
— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) September 9, 2019
“We asked for a Resident Evil 3 Remake not Outbreak 3!”
Project Resistance has mostly been compared to Left 4 Dead and it’s easy to see why. The spin-off appears to be a four person multiplayer survival horror game in which you must work together in order to stay alive, so the similarities aren’t exactly discreet.
With that being said, this comparison has some people excited as Left 4 Dead is well revered.
Looks like Left 4 Dead. I’m in.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 9, 2019
But then there are the majority who are severely underwhelmed as they want single-player experiences like Resident Evil 8 or a Nemesis Remake instead.
No thanks! I hate co-op and I hate multiplayer. Screw this.
— Jasper Jordan (@real_jasperjord) September 9, 2019
No one cares about giving RE 2 a cheap multiplayer mode, give us RE 3 Remake.
— Blue Striker Bomber (@Blue__Striker) September 9, 2019
Waiting on RE3 Remake and RE8. Don’t care for these mp spin offs
— KOFI (@PressStartKofi) September 9, 2019
Look like left 4 dead, capcom disappointing me again, they back to action survival again, not survival horror anymore, when they launch RE 7 two years ago i was so happy cause they back to they original root, horror survival
— Ricky Tansir (@ricky_tansir) September 9, 2019
Oh really now!!
You could have released it as a download content to Resident Evil 2 Remake
And given us Resident Evil 3 Remake or Dino crisis Remake!!
— عبدالهادي يغمور (@YAGHMOURX) September 9, 2019
The game will probably be fun for those enjoy multiplayer video games, but for everyone else it’ll be a disappointment to avoid as it won’t carry on the series’ excellent characters, story and lore in any meaningful way.
As someone who was expecting this very announcement, the reveal isn’t all that disappointing but it’ll still be a miss. Hopefully Capcom will announce Resident Evil 8 or a Nemesis Remake later in the year.
More details about Project Resistance will be shared at TGS.