Project Resistance is a bold next step in the Resident Evil franchise

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Coming off the successful release of Resident Evil 7 and Resident Evil 2 Remake, Capcom is taking a different approach with Project Resistance.

Resident Evil is well renowned series of survival horror genre which needs no introduction and here we are waiting for the newest release which is scheduled for its first appearance at Tokyo Game Show 2019.

If you are a fan of Resident Evil, you’ve probably already seen the teaser trailer of the newest addition to the series, referred to as Project Resistance. Well, the trailer itself doesn’t reveal a whole lot of actual detail, but it does set some expectations.

Following the successful releases of Resident Evil 7 and the remake of Resident Evil 2, Capcom is getting a little bolder and more creative with the multiplayer premise of Project Resistance.  The trailer featured what looked to be four main playable characters.

While not everyone is on board with multiplayer in Resident Evil, it may not be the worst next step for Capcom. The multiplayer in Project Resistance is a smart strategy to attract the gamers when the Battle Royal genre games are leading the market. Or maybe Capcom is simply looking to take a risk.

At the start of the video, a mysterious character is seen controlling the environment (including all the monsters and the zombies) in which the main characters are present. We can also see a timer of 5:0 (5 minutes?), so my best guess is it can be 4v1 online multiplayer game with a time limitation.

Cinematically, the trailer does an amazing job of setting the tone and environment, with realistic monsters and zombies. The game make use of RE Engine, same as the Resident Evil 2 and DMC 5.

At the end of the trailer, the man pulling strings from behind the scenes makes a dramatic entrance (if u are a fan of RE you already know who it can be). In my personal opinion the main antagonist looks so realistic and badass with the red eyes and scary face, it makes me want to play the game right now. In this part of the series, a lot of previous characters seem to be making a comeback including Mr X. It would be interesting if there is a variety of classes to choose from and maybe even the ability to customize characters.

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Now one of the main reasons why people, myself included, play horror games are because of the story. Resident Evil has taken us on all sorts of twists and turns. There’s speculation that adding multiplayer to Project Resistance could make it another Operation Raccoon City or Umbrella Corps, so lets hope Capcom pulls a good one with the story.

With the market right now flooded with FPS game, Project Resistance will be an interesting addition. But it will all depend on how the game mechanics and weapons work with the multiplayer.

Coming off the success of Resident Evil 2, Capcom could’ve played the safe route and gone with a single-player experience. But they are taking a different approach and I’m interested to see what else they have planned. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait long as Project Resistance will be at Tokyo Game Show this week.