Capcom has announced two new Mastermind characters and two maps for Resident Evil Resistance, the 4 versus 1 multiplayer game that is being included with Resident Evil 3. The Mastermind characters will be the infamous villains Alex Wesker and Ozwell E. Spencer. Both characters will be included with the title when it launches alongside Resident Evil 3 in April.
The new Masterminds, Alex Wesker and Ozwell E. Spencer, specialise in different areas. The former specialises in traps and “manipulating the map”, but she can also summon a giant angry plant by the name of Yateveo. Ozwell E. Spencer seems pretty keen on traps as well: he can generate Disintegration Fields which, when passed through, drain health bars quick smart. They’re both nasty.
The new maps include Casino and Abandoned Park, and these are fairly self-explanatory. Also, don’t forget there’s a character called Martin Sandwich. Sadly, none of this is part of the Resident Evil canon. The PlayStation Blog has all the details.
Resident Evil Resistance is an asymmetrical multiplayer game that will force a team of four players to work together as the Mastermind lays traps and sends hordes of monsters after them. The Mastermind does not interact with the survivors directly but will have access to a series of cards that allow them to summon creatures, manipulate the environment, and use other abilities to impede the survivors’ escape.
On the other side, the survivors must use their weapons and special abilities to kill any enemies they come across and escape before time runs out. The most interesting aspect of the game is that Masterminds have the ability to summon bio weapons like the Tyrant that can be controlled directly in order to kill all of the survivors.
Resident Evil has had a fair number of spin-offs, but none of them has ever been as successful as the main series. Many of them have toned down Resident Evil’s traditional survival horror elements or tossed them out completely, some turning into first-person shooters and even light gun games.
While even the most successful of them have generally only been mediocre, some have introduced elements that later got incorporated into other games in the series. Resident Evil 4’s active aiming system, for instance, can be seen as an evolution of the combat in Resident Evil Dead Aim. Resident Evil Outbreak even attempted to add online multiplayer back in 2003, and the poorly received Umbrella Corps tried it again in 2016, though both had a much different take on multiplayer than what’s been shown of Project Resistance.
Resident Evil Resistance is due to launch alongside Resident Evil 3 on April 3rd, 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Are you ready to hunted down by Mr X? After all, ‘x gon give it to ya. Let us know what you think about Resident Evil Resistance on our Informed Pixel Facebook page. You can also let us know on the Informed Pixel Twitter account. For more gaming news you can keep up to date at Informed Pixel!