Game news Capcom announces RE: Verse, a new multiplayer game starring the heroes of Resident Evil
The Resident Evil saga has been trying to add a dose of multiplayer to its genome for many years. After the breakout, Operation Raccoon City, Umbrella Corps, and more recently Project Resistance, Capcom still doesn’t seem to have found the miracle formula to convince the saga’s millions of fans. Of course, Resident Evil and multiplayer modes have rarely come together. It was with some astonishment that we learned of the existence of this RE: verse during a showcase organized by the Japanese company on January 21, 2021.
What would a birthday be without a little surprise that came out of nowhere between bites of Vacherin? To mark the 25th anniversary of the Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil Village producer Tsuyoshi Kanda presented RE: Verse, a multiplayer arena shooter that brings together the heroes – but also the villains – of the series. The arenas have up to 6 players and the deathmatch only lasts 5 minutes. The originality of the software is that when a hero is eliminated, it becomes a biological weapon. The more virus capsules a competitor collects, the stronger its transformation. Killing your assassin as a biological weapon is worth more points. Easy isn’t it?
In the video, we see various heroes and villains of the saga shooting each other in the corridors of the Raccoon City police station, all with colorful graphics for a rendering that flirts with cel shading. We should be able to play as Leon S. Kennedy, Claire Redfield, Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield, the Nemesis, Hunk, Ada Wong, or even Jack Baker to scold our neighbor. The good news is that the game is available for free to all Resident Evil Village buyers.
By Carnbee, Journalist igamesnews.com