Capcom is gearing up to reveal the next major Resident Evil project, titled Project Resistance, ahead of this year’s Tokyo Game Show on September 9th. A panel at the Tokyo Game Show will follow, showing off gameplay for the first time throughout the week, with a demo available to Japanese attendees who register in advance. According to Capcom’s teaser website for Project Resistance, the game will release on the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
The teaser trailer for Capcom’s new Resident Evil installment Project Resistance is set to debut on Capcom’s Resident Evil YouTube page at 8 PM PDT on September 9th. Capcom hasn’t released any more information about the new project, but Reddit user u/5eye-samurai fed the URL or Capcom’s livestream teaser announcement into a thumbnail grabber site and was given some images of what can be assumed to be the upcoming teaser footage.
Since they’re thumbnails, the image quality doesn’t look great, but the showcasing of multiple different characters are leading many to conclude that Project Resistance will be a multiplayer co-op game similar to Resident Evil: Outbreak. Released for the PlayStation 2 with online play in 2003, Resident Evil: Outbreak maintains a dedicated fanbase who created a private server to continue to play it and its expansion Outbreak File #2 in 2014.
Someone found tiny Project Resistance thumbnails from the YouTube linkhttps://t.co/Wxczi0iKsl
Definitely looks like a 4-player coop multiplayer game to me pic.twitter.com/Ao40th9WLY
— Nibel (@Nibellion) August 29, 2019
Capcom or its Division 1 development branch has yet to comment on any of the fan-driven speculation around Project Resistance. Capcom recently sent out an invite to members of the Resident Evil Ambassadors Club in Japan looking for testers for a project in development that stipulated testers have a solid familiarity with Resident Evil‘s survival horror gameplay style. At that time, most people following the Resident Evil franchise assumed the game would be Resident Evil 8, or a remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis following the success of the release of the remake of Resident Evil 2.
Tokyo Game Show 2019 runs from Wednesday, September 11th to Sunday, September 15th in Chiba, Japan.