Recently during the Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia Press Conference 2015, Capcom showed off a new fast-paced third person shooter set in the Resident Evil universe. This shooter is known as Umbrella Corps, and is a competitive online game that will boast quick, intense matches in zones themed from various historic Resident Evil Environments.
Umbrella Corporation is well known as a ruthless international pharmaceutical company that has used genetic experimentation to create deadly biological weapons that eventually led to worldwide devastation, including the infamous Raccoon City incident. Though Umbrella was eventually brought down in 2003, its legacy continued as corporations with interests in bio-weaponry have hired squads of special forces to engage in experimental battles in virus-infected areas against other mercenaries.
Umbrella Corps aims to bring high-intensity team-based matches to the PlayStation 4 and PC when it arrives in early 2016, boasting a variety of unique close quarter battle modes. The matches will be short and brutal, and the game will also feature an analog aim and cover system.
Here’s a description of one of the modes, known as the One Life Match mode, courtesy of the official press release:
In the One Life Match mode, players must achieve their main objective to take down the other team without any option to re-spawn. One life per round is all a player gets as they must not only face the enemy team but also contend with classic Resident Evil enemies such as zombies that populate each map. Though these can be added threats, they can also be used to a player’s advantage if strategically used to hinder the other team.
In order to face all these threats, players will be equipped with gun and grenade based weaponry as well as specialized gear that add an extra layer of Resident Evil flair to the action. The non-traditional arsenal includes the Brainer (a powerful melee axe which goes straight into the skull), Tactical Shield (an arm-mounted guard allowing players to utilize a zombie as cover), Terrain Spikes (boot-mounted spikes for trampling the enemy), and Zombie Jammer (a device which repels zombies only when active). Players must be quick and strategic in changing up their tactics and weapons to win against the opposing team in this all-out brawl.
Those attending the Tokyo Game Show can try out this mode as two teams face off in a 3 vs. 3 setup.
Umbrella Corps will be available digitally for a suggested price of $29.99/€29.99/£24.99 when it arrives in early 2016.