As speculated, this is a game that pits four players against iconic Resident Evil monsters. However, we now know that this is a 4 versus 1 format. Similar to Turtle Rock Studios Evolve, multiple players will go against one person (operator) will be sending all sorts of baddies after the players, as well as implementing traps and other hazards to stop them dead. While not stated by Capcom, it looks as the single player will be able to choose between multiple operators. Including the Tyrant, or better known as Mister X.
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, such as summoning vicious creatures, setting traps, manipulating the environment, and weaponizing security cameras. He or she can also directly control zombies in 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.
The game is a joint effort with both Capcom and NeoBards Entertainment, the same company who was responsible for Onimusha: Warlords Remastered. Just like the recent Resident Evil 2 Remake, Project Resistance will use the RE Engine. Which means this game is going be very impressive when it comes to the visuals.
There will be several chances to get some early access to Project Resistance as well. The game will be playable during the 2019 Tokyo Game Show, which is this week. As as well as a closed beta that will run from Oct. 4th – 7th, for both Xbox Insider Program members and RE Ambassadors. Registration for this closed beta will start today and last until the 18th, at https://www.project-resistance.com/en. As of right now, the registrations haven’t gone live.
No word on if this will also make an appearance at the 2019 New York Comic-Con. However, seeing how the closed beta is also occurring as the same as the popular geek culture convention, I suspect we’ll see it there as well. At least I hope so since some of us will be on hand at the event.
Project Resistance doesn’t have a release date as of yet but will be released for the PS4, Xbox One and PC (Steam).