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The next Resident Evil looks like a co-op focused Outbreak successor

Update (09.09.19): Just ahead of the Tokyo Games Show this week, Capcom has released the trailer for Project Resistance- the next Resident Evil game. The trailer confirms some of what we already knew, with the game set to be a four-player co-op game.

You can see the trailer below:

For now, Capcom is still referring to this as Project Resistance but more details are teased to be coming at TGS so perhaps we’ll get a proper title then.

Original Story (30.08.19): A few weeks ago, we learned that alpha/beta testing for a brand new Resident Evil game would begin in September. Yesterday, we also learned that this brand new game would debut at the Tokyo Game Show next month and a trail of breadcrumbs were swiftly found, giving us an early idea of what to expect. Based on all of the evidence so far, it looks like we can in fact expect a new co-op focused Resident Evil Outbreak.

For now, Capcom is officially referring to this game as ‘Project Resistance’, which will be properly unveiled for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One on the 9th of September. There is also a Project Resistance website set up, although it currently doesn’t lead to any publicly viewable content. Interestingly, the website for Resident Evil Outbreak has recently been updated too, although its contents are also hidden from the public for the time being.

With all of this information in hand, internet sleuths were able to pull some thumbnails images from an unlisted/private YouTube trailer Capcom has uploaded in preparation for the full announcement. These images show what looks to be a four-player co-op game, once again hinting at a new Resident Evil Outbreak.

Outbreak was the first game in the Resident Evil series to feature co-op gameplay and online multiplayer. The original game was from the PS2-era but multiplayer gaming has come forward leaps and bounds since then, so it will be very interesting to see what this idea looks now on current-gen hardware.

KitGuru Says: Resident Evil 2 Remake has been one of my favourite games so far this year, so I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next. For now, we are almost certainly getting a successor to Outbreak, which could help expand RE’s appeal beyond the usual single-player crowd. 

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