Capcom’s been raining down hype for its Resident Evil-themed multiplayer spin-off Project Resistance, but it doesn’t look like you’ll need an Umbrella. While the forecast was uncertain when the Japanese publisher teased the title earlier in the month, its Tokyo Game Show 2019 blowout is sure to (out)break a few hearts – namely because it’s not a third instalment in the cult Outbreak sub-series.
This bemusing asymmetrical multiplayer experience – which is being developed in collaboration with Taiwanese team NeoBards – is less Dead by Daylight and more Deception IV. While four players will assume the role of hapless survivors, one Mastermind will be tasked with using security cameras in order to track his prey and lay traps.
According to the press release, you’ll be pulling cards in order to summon obstacles, and that’s already sent our microtransaction alarm into overdrive. You will be able to directly control zombies and even step into the trench coat of the Tyrant, but there’s no word on how those sequences will play out. Survivors, meanwhile, will each have access to unique skills.
A closed beta for PlayStation 4 owners will run from 4th October through 7th October, and you can learn more about how to register through here. In the meantime, have browse of the screenshots, which are allegedly running on the otherwise excellent RE Engine. It looks better in motion, courtesy of the embedded video. Still...