Celebrate 20 Years of Zombie Carnage With Resident Evil’s Umbrella Corps
That’s not Chris’s blood.
It’s been nearly 20 years since the original Resident Evil for PlayStation burst onto the scene and started tearing you limb from limb. It’s been 13 years since the first Resident Evil movie with Milla Jovovich shambled into theaters, but that’s a milestone to be celebrated another time. What better way to celebrate 20 years of Resident Evil, however, than with a brand new game?
When the anniversary hits in early 2016, fans will be able to party proper with a brand new Resident Evil adventure, though it’s a little different this time around. Capcom has announced Umbrella Corps, curiously dropping the Resident Evil branding for this spinoff, and going the way of 2012’s Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.
Due out for both PlayStation 4 and PC next year, this zombie shooter will feature competitive online gameplay where teams of Umbrella soldiers take up arms against zombies and even each other. As shown in the announcement trailer, players can use the undead masses for their own gain, such as picking them up and using them as shields. They probably won’t take too kindly to that, but who cares? They’re dead.
Umbrella Corps will be value-priced at $29.99 in North America when it releases, so no need to save pennies until it hits. Just go back and play the rest of the games in the series to get prepared. And have a Resident Evil movie marathon while you’re at it.