Remember remember the ninth of September, because that will be the day when a new Resident Evil is show off…vil. Capcom has been on a roll in 2019 thanks to Resident Evil 2 Remastered being bloody good stuff, while Dante’s Inferno proved that no matter how bad life is, having some Devil May Cry in your corner is always a guaranteed pick-me-up.
So what’s next? By the looks and sounds of things, another Resident Evil! Only this one isn’t a new remake (I can already hear Nemesis chase me from room to room in the inevitable Resident Evil 3 revival) but rather a side-mutation. Capcom say that they’ll reveal Project Resistance on September 9, with a full gameplay reveal at the Tokyo Games Show on September 12.
The Internet on the other hand, has a few different ideas and thanks to some digging it looks like a few early screens for the game have been dug up. Take it away, Nibel:
I’ve got a feeling that in the wake of the four vs horde nature of many a zombie game, Resident Evil is looking to tap back into that well of creative co-op for a spin-off that may be the Raccoon City version of Left 4 Dead. Lord knows that Valve ain’t doing with the series right now which is currently deader than the zombie cannon fodder you’d spend so many nights mowing down with your friends.
It’s still unknown if Project Resistance will be Resident Evil 8 or if it’ll operate under a new spin-off umbrella title (heh), but I’m also kind of hoping that this game ditches the jump scares and focuses more on the thrill of taking down the undead hordes with friends. I’ve got a feeling that this will be a reboot of Resident Evil Outbreak, what with Capcom having recently grabbed the domain name rights to ResidentEvilOutbreak.com, but at this point I’m happy to see anything new from Capcom thanks to their recent renaissance.
The original Outbreak games were Capcom’s groundbreaking push into co-op play, mixing action with survival horror to create something entirely new and freaky way back in the dark ages of 2003 when they first hit the scene. Good times were had by all, Resident Evil went in different directions and a sub-franchise was forgotten about.
I guess we’ll see just what Capcom has planned, come September 9.
Last Updated: August 30, 2019