Today, Capcom has announced a brand new Resident Evil spin-off game that takes place within the Resident Evil universe, but instead of being the story-driven Resident Evil that we all know and love (sometimes) it’s an online multiplayer game where players will battle it out against one another.
Capcom sent over a bunch of screenshots, artwork and additional details about Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps (named Biohazard: Umbrella Corps in Japan), all of which can be seen below.
Close quarters battle – high-intensity, quick-play matches with no place to hide
Fast-paced competitive team shooter – players can compete online in adrenaline-fueled matches
Variety of unique match options – compete in various modes including the high-stakes One Life Match mode where players only get one chance apiece per round to take down the other team
Resident Evil backdrop – familiar environments and enemies such as zombies populate each map, adding another threat or opportunity
Analog aim and cover system – flexible system allows for lean and height adjustments for more precise control when firing from cover
Gun and grenade based weaponry plus specialized gear with Resident Evil flair: No Brainer – a powerful melee axe which goes straight into the skull o Tactical Shield – an arm-mounted guard allowing players to utilize a zombie as cover o Terrain Spikes – boot-mounted spikes for trampling enemies o Zombie Jammer – a device which repels zombies only when active
Attendess at this year’s Tokyo Games Show will also get the opportunity to play the game themselves, so if you just so happen to be in Japan…
Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps will release sometime in early 2016 for the PS4 and PC and will cost $29.99/£29.99.