Capcom has announced more details regarding Resident Evil Resistance, which is an asymmetrical horror multiplayer game that’s set in the Resident Evil universe. We got two new Resident Evil Resistance maps, and two new Masterminds revealed today by Capcom!
In case you’re not familiar with what Masterminds are, they are the killers in the game, given it is a 4v1 affair. Announced today are Alex Wesker, and Ozwell Spencer. Each has their own set of abilities that they can use to destroy the other faction.
Fans who recognize Alex Wesker from Resident Evil Revelations 2 might remember she employs a more indirect means to achieve her goals. As a villain who enjoys putting her subjects through psychological horrors and experiments, she makes the perfect Mastermind. Alex’s play style puts an emphasis on using traps, while also manipulating the map to slow Survivors down with roadblocks and enhanced zombies. As if these were not intimidating enough, when Alex gets really serious, she can call upon a vicious carnivorous plant called Yateveo. This stationary bioweapon might not move, but in the right place it’s a powerful obstruction that keeps Survivors from their objective of escaping.
Ozwell E. Spencer has been a shadowy antagonist in the Resident Evil series, letting others do his dirty work. As the fourth Mastermind of Resident Evil Resistance, Ozwell is now taking a more hands-on approach. Enjoying his position as one of Umbrella Corporation’s founders, Ozwell uses the company’s cutting edge technology to torment Survivors. Unlike other Masterminds who summon controllable bioweapons (like Alex Wesker’s Yateveo, Annette Birkin’s G-Birkin and Daniel Fabron’s Tyrant), Ozwell instead generates a Disintegration Field that severely damages any Survivor who haplessly passes through it.
There’s also two new maps announced, called Casino and Abandoned Park.
- Casino: An entertainment facility for thrill seekers… and insidious Masterminds. Its still-operating slot machines and chips strewn across the floor tell the eerie tale of how hastily it was deserted during the collapse of Raccoon City.
- Abandoned Park: A horror-themed park located on the outskirts of Raccoon City. It too was left abandoned when zombies and bioweapons overran Raccoon City. Now, monsters both real and imagined now patiently await visitors.
Aside from Alex Wesker and Ozwell Spencer, the other known Masterminds are Daniel Fabron, and franchise baddie Annette Birkin.
With Resident Evil 3 Remake getting a free multiplayer mode in Resident Evil Resistance, it seems Capcom might have finally figured out a way to instantly build a playerbase for its upcoming asymmetrical horror action game. Let’s hope the multiplayer game is actually good.