At the Tokyo Game Show, the Capcom unveiled a new title from the Resident Evil universe. Project Resistance is the working title of the survival horror game in which a team of four human players competes cooperatively against a “mastermind”. The highlight: Even the mastermind player is a flesh and blood gamer. The new Resident Evil release Project Resistance is currently being developed for PlayStation 4, the Xbox One device family including the Xbox One X and for PC. There is not yet a date for the publication, but there is an announcement of a closed beta from October 4th to 7th. Registrations for this are possible between September 11th and 18th.


The asymmetrical online multiplayer game for five players combines cooperative and competitive elements. Players can use it to create their very own survival horror experience. Four survivors must work together to escape an insidious experiment and the mastermind - one of the players - behind it.

Project Resistance: Dungeon Master plays with strategy cards

Capcom is developing Project Resistance in collaboration with NeoBards Entertainment, using the proprietary RE Engine, which was also used in Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5.

Project Resistance relies on a classic “dungeon master system” in which players play together against a human “upper boss”. In every 4-on-1 match, a mastermind player observes the four survivors through a network of surveillance cameras and tries to stay one step ahead of them in order to prevent them from escaping.

The mastermind uses a network of cameras to analyze the movements of the players - then he lays deadly traps. Image: Capcom

The mastermind uses a network of cameras to analyze the movements of the players - then he lays deadly traps. Image: Capcom

The mastermind lays deadly traps by playing strategic cards and creating dangerous obstacles, summoning deadly creatures, manipulating the environment or using surveillance cameras as weapons. He can even control zombies directly.

Mastermind players can even slip into the gray cloak of the giant, deadly Tyrant for the first time in the series and take control of him. At the same time, the survivors must cooperate with each other to fend off the mastermind's attacks and complete puzzle-like mission objectives in order to be able to exit a map before the time runs out. Each survivor has unique skills that can help the team overcome the mastermind's challenges and survive the gritty experiment.

The trailer for Resident Evil: Project Resistance, which Capcom showed at the Tokyo Game Show, also gives an impression of the gameplay.

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Particularly exciting: Project Resistance can already be played during the Tokyo Game Show - as part of an early access option. In addition, members of the Xbox Insider Program and RE Ambassadors are qualified for a chance to participate in the Project Resistance closed beta phase for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

According to Capcom, the closed beta will run from October 4th to October 7th. Registrations for the beta are between September 11th and 18th via the website www.project-resistance.com/en/ is possible.

Capcom will not announce further details about Project Resistance and the closed beta until a later date.


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