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Resident Evil shooter gets a release date: May

Posted on January 26, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

Turning the beloved atmospheric third person shooter/adventure game Resident Evil in to a “competitive shooter” is a decision that when it was announced was questioned by both industy and fan alike. Why would we want this? What purpose could this serve? Resident Evil isint even really a shooter! The fans cried. They were confused, this is supposed to be AAA right? I dont get it what could be competitive about a story based game like Resident Evil? Unfortunately for hard core R E fans, the first trailer for the new competitive Resident Evil shooter in the new year simply serves to reinforce most of those questions.

We know its going to be two groups of humans fighting each other, with the infected in between. We know Capcom wants this game to be e-sports, as evidenced by their last trailer  which was made in a sort of shoutcaster-method. If you watched that trailer, the infected didn’t even seem to be part of the game, instead a cover based, almost rainbow six like game seemed to have replaced the classic slow paced game play we are used to in a Resident Evil game. Capcom have their hands full with this game that is for sure. Hit the jump to see the trailer in its full “glory”

Do you think this game can be saved from just being another mediocre cover based team shooter by its unique world and zombies? Personally I am not taking any bets, as at least to me it appears that Capcom have decided to cash in on the generic leaving behind the unique gameplay feel of previous Resident Evil games.

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The Latest Resident Evil Title Is Not What You Are Expecting

Posted on September 17, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Are you a fan of CapCom’s long running survival horror franchise, Resident Evil? Then prepared to be absolutely devastated with the announcement that company will be producing a team based competitive third-person shooter to commemorate the series’ 20th anniversary.

Titled Umbrella Corps this newly announced games pits teams of Special Forces against a team consisting of the undead / biological weapons in close quarter environments.  CapCom’s official press-release promises “fast passed action” and an “analog cover system” – two things that the Resident Evil franchise isn’t exactly remembered or revered for. Familiar environments from the series past will be revisited in Umbrella Corps including the Raccoon City incident and the underground Umbrella Corporation’s Labs.

Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps is currently scheduled for an early 2016 release date with a budget friendly price of $29.99 on both PS4 and Windows PC.

With the recent warm reception games like Resident Evil HD Remake and Resident Evil Revelations 2 have received for returning to the series roots it is a bit odd that CapCom thought RE fans wanted a purely action focused game. Perhaps instead of anticipating Umbrella Corp’s release we should all contract the T-Virus, that sounds much more interesting.

Source: CAPCOM Press Release

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