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See a full match of multiplayer Resident Evil spin-off Project Resistance

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Capcom's next attempt at making Resident Evil multiplayer is Project Resistance (opens in new tab), an asymmetrical 4v1 game created using the Resident Evil 2 Remake engine, and even featuring Mr. X. The above video is the first we've seen of what a full match will look like in play.

It's presented split-screen, with the mastermind's view in the top-right as they summon zombies and other enemies (sometimes right in front of the other players), and then either let them roam around or directly take control of an individual. Meanwhile a band of survivors are trying to collect puzzle pieces and smash bio-cores to unlock an exit while the clock ticks down. When they die they respawn quickly after, though with 40 seconds deducted from the clock.

All the while the French mastermind snoots at them Frenchily over an intercom, repeating lines that hint at what he's up to. It sure will get old fast if there's this much of his taunting in the full game, but a complete version of Project Resistance may well be very different to this early peek. There's a closed beta taking place in October, but it's exclusive to consoles.

The fans don't seem to be impressed. Right now the video has 1,500 dislikes on YouTube versus 795 likes. I think I'll stick to the Raid Mode in Resident Evil: Revelations 2, in which you can play as Barry Burton and there's an emote to let you dance the robot.

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was published in 2015, he edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and actually did play every Warhammer videogame.