Two new Masterminds and two new maps have been announced for Resident Evil: Resistance, the multiplayer component of the upcoming Resident Evil 3 remake.
Alex Wesker and Ozwell E. Spencer will each be playable Mastermind characters, with an abandoned horror-themed park and a casino available to torment Survivors in.
According to Capcom, Alex Wesker will have more traps compared to other Masterminds. She can set up barriers for Survivors like her plant-based bioweapon Yateveo. Yateveo doesn’t move but can be placed in front of objectives to cause some trouble for Survivors. Resident Evil 3 and Resistance producer Peter Fabiano told PlayStation Blog that he’s looking forward to seeing how players use Alex’s bioweapon.
“You’ve got a few plant-based enemies in the Resident Evil series. Plant 42, Ivy, and the Huge Plant from the Outbreak games, for example. Yateveo doesn’t take direct influence from any of them – or maybe it indirectly does from all of them – but we thought it would be interesting to have a Mastermind use a creature that’s fixed in one spot,” Fabiano said. “This could add a layer of strategy to how Masterminds could play.”
Ozwell doesn’t even have a bioweapon. Instead, the character can place down a Disintegration Field that causes massive damage to Survivors. But, don’t worry, Fabiano said the Disintegration Field won’t affect creatures and will have an advantage on cooldown rate compared to the bioweapons.
“The cooldown is much shorter than other bioweapons, and only does damage to the Survivors – the creatures he places are unaffected. He’s able to constantly redirect Survivor movement to his advantage by changing the stage’s layout, and it also changes the pacing of gameplay with Spencer compared to other Masterminds,” Fabiano said. “Instead of one big game changing moment, he slowly but steadily wears out the Survivors.”
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Resistance is a non-canon multiplayer game that comes with the remake of Resident Evil 3, which is due out on April 3 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Resistance has four players as Survivors fighting their way through a map while a fifth player acts as a Mastermind. The Mastermind places traps and creatures all over the map in an effort to take out the four Survivors. Fabiano previously talked about how it’s “impossible” for Resistance to be canon and here’s everything else we know about the Resident Evil 3 remake.
Petey Oneto is a freelance writer for IGN who will gladly pay $60 for Resident Evil 3, but really really wants Resident Evil 8.