Capcom has announced a ton of new details, including a release month, for its upcoming Resident Evil spin-off Umbrella Corps. Fans won’t have to wait too long to play the multiplayer shooter, as it’s set to release in May 2016. While an exact date wasn’t specified, it’s good to have a more specific timeframe for the upcoming digital release.
The Japanese publisher also announced pricing details for the PlayStation 4 and PC title. Gamers will have to fork over $29.99 for the next Resident Evil game. While the Unity engine powered game will mostly focus on team battles (up to six players total), it will also feature 20 missions that players can tackle solo. Called The Experiment, this mode serves as a tutorial of sorts, allowing players to get better at the game before they hop online.
A new trailer for Umbrella Corps was also released alongside the news. The trailer, which can be seen below, shows off additional gameplay footage of the third-person shooter. Check it out!
Since it is a spin-off players can expect a lot of Resident Evil fan service. Newly revealed maps include the village from Resident Evil 4. Yes, that village, the one that left players terrified. Also added to the mix is the headquarters for Tricell from Resident Evil 5. More maps are expected to be announced in the future.
Capcom also revealed that players won’t only be taking on other players online, but also stage specific threats. For example, players will fight off the Ganados from Resident Evil 4 and Cerberus dogs from the fifth installment.
It’s great to know more details about Umbrella Corps, and get a release month for the game. It’ll be interesting to see how the Resident Evil fanbase will react to the title, and if they’ll follow the survival horror series into a multiplayer acton-based game. Especially after the lackluster response to Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.