A few days ago I was musing over the possibility of the new Resident Evil multiplayer experience, Project Resistance, being an asymmetrical multiplayer game. Well it seems those suspicions were well founded as it has been announced at TGS 2019 that Project Resistance is indeed a 5 player asymmetrical game with 4 survivors and a mastermind trying to take them out. The title is being co-developed by Capcom and NeoBards Entertainment and will use the RE Engine. Release is planned for PC, PS4 and Xbox One!
Here is a brief synopsis of the game courtesy of Capcom!
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.
An asymmetrical game set in the Resident Evil universe is honestly something I find quite exciting compared to some of the lackluster attempts at multiplayer that have come in the past. ANyone in attendance at TGS has the possibility to try the game out for themselves and for the rest of us a closed Beta is planned for October. Click here if you would like to get signed up!