Today Capcom announced that Umbrella Corps would see a release window of May 2016 for the PlayStation 4 and PC. Alongside this announcement which has given us a timeframe to expect this release, we also received some new details regarding the third-person shooter itself. Let’s just say that trigger-happy fans will be pleased with this expanded look at some options that will be available to them.
The multiplayer shooter will support 1-6 and, for the most part, will be geared towards competitive team battle. To further clarify, a majority of game modes will be geared towards this style of play. There will also be a single player mode called “The Experiment” where players are challenged to hone their skills and familiarise themselves with the world of Umbrella Corps. This single player mode will come with over 20 missions, each with varying objectives. This “coliseum style horde like mode” will strip players of a vital piece of equipment, the zombie jammer device which is present in the multiplayer modes. In doing so, the player is faced with a progressively harder onslaught of creatures wave after wave, across multiple missions. The length of these missions as whole is unknown, but it’s still good news to hear that single player modes aren’t a thing of the past (single player for the win). Umbrella Corps will feature many various adrenaline-fuelled matches in familiar settings from multiple Resident Evil games. In addition to the previously announced Umbrella Laboratory map, players will be able to experience areas inspired by Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5. The famed Village from RE4 has been retooled for heated multiplayer matches that escalate to the rooftops, while the Tricell organisation from RE5 has a newly imagined HQ to explore. Players must not only face off against the rival mercenary team, but also the stage-specific threats such as the crazed Ganados (RE4) and blood-thirsty Cerberus dogs (RE5). More information on additional maps and modes are still to come.
About Umbrella Corps
Umbrella Corps is a new fast-paced third person shooter set in the iconic Resident Evil universe. The competitive online game will feature quick, intense matches in compact battle zones themed from historic Resident Evil environments. The game utilizes the Unity engine developed by Unity Technologies. Umbrella Corps will be available digitally for an MSRP of USD 29.99 / EUR 29.99 / GBP 24.99 on PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and PC across North America and Europe in May 2016. While an Australian price is currently unknown it would be safe to assume it will cost anywhere between $30-$45.
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