With the 2019 Tokyo Game Show now underway, even more information has emerged and we've gotten a first look at the 4v1 gameplay. The 4v1 co-op survival game raised a lot of eyebrows, with fans expressing their utter disapproval against the direction Capcom undertook for the Resident Evil franchise. This is where things get interesting: while the survivors experience the game as a third-person horror, the Mastermind flits between security cameras, placing traps and monsters, turning off lights, locking doors and activating ceiling-mounted weapons. The Mastermind plots a deadly course by wielding a strategic deck of cards to create risky obstacles for the Survivors, such as summoning vicious creatures, setting traps, manipulating the environment, and weaponizing security cameras.
Meanwhile, the four survivors must work together as a group. 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. They'll need to strategically avoid traps, solve puzzles, and complete a wide variety of mission objectives, all in an effort to escape the Mastermind's vicious map before the timer runs down.
It is now being developed for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, and Steam.
Project Resistance takes place in Raccoon City, the setting for Resident Evil 2 and 3, where Umbrella has been capturing youths for experimentation. Each Survivor possesses unique skills to help their team overcome the Mastermind's challenges and survive the sinister experiment.
There's no release date yet, but Japanese fans can get a taste of an early beta next month. However, it will hit Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC sometime in 2020.