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Resident Evil Resistance has 2 new Masterminds

Capcom’s Resident Evil Resistance will have two new Masterminds and maps upon Resident Evil 3’s launch.

Capcom has officially revealed there will be two new Mastermind characters and two maps for Resident Evil Resistance. Which is the 4 versus 1 multiplayer game that is being included with Resident Evil 3. The Mastermind characters will be the infamous villains Alex Wesker and Ozwell E. Spencer. Both characters will come with the title when it launches with Resident Evil 3 on April 3, 2020.

For those unfamiliar, Resident Evil Resistance is an asymmetrical multiplayer game that comes with the remake of Resident Evil 3. It will force a team of four players to work together as the Mastermind lays traps and sends hordes of monsters after them. The Mastermind does not interact with the survivors directly but will have access to a series of cards that allow them to summon creatures, manipulate the environment, and use other abilities to impede the survivors’ escape. On the other side, the survivors must use their weapons and special abilities to kill any enemies they come across and escape before time runs out. In it, Masterminds also have the ability to summon bioweapons like the Tyrant and control them in order to kill all of the survivors. 

What’s the background of the two new Masterminds?

As such, Alex Wesker and Ozwell E. Spencer will each be playable Mastermind characters. With Alex Wesker known to torture her victims, often trapping and playing psychological games with them. Meanwhile, Ozwell is one of the founders of Umbrella, with an obsession for control, domination and power. In terms of technique, Wesker was the main antagonist of Resident Evil Revelations 2. Her playstyle lends more towards slowing survivors down as much as possible. Most of her abilities involve setting up roadblocks and traps to stop players from escaping. If this does not work then she is capable of summoning the carnivorous plant Yateveo. Which is stationary but capable of impeding progress. Spencer, on the other hand, is one of the founders of the Umbrella Corporation. And uses company tech to harm survivors. So instead of a bioweapon, Spencer instead deploys a disintegration field to cause damage.

What else is coming to Resident Evil: Resistance?

Additionally, Capcom revealed the artwork for two brand-new maps that will be coming to the game. The first is the aptly titled Casino which is based in an abandoned casino in Raccoon City. The facility was abandoned so quickly during the city’s collapse that the slot machines are still operating, and chips cover the floor. The second map is called Abandoned Park. And is an old amusement park on the outskirts of Raccoon City. Evidently, the park was also quickly abandoned when monsters attacked the city.

Worth noting is that Resistance will not to be canon within the game’s universe. In a recent interview, Peter Fabiano confirmed the mode is just “a fun online experience with connections to the RE Universe”. So, although the online multiplayer mode share’s many aspects and enemies with the mainline series game. The multiplayer mode is apparently just that: a multiplayer mode for fans.

For the curious, you can find further details on the PlayStation Blog. Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil Resistance will be available on April 3rd for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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