It looks like the Resident Evil competitive shooter won’t make the original May release, as Capcom has officially delayed Umbrella Corps into June.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Capcom’s famed Resident Evil franchise. Debuting on the original PlayStation in 1996, the series focused on terrifying the player strictly through suspense, atmosphere, and in some titles utter hopelessness. Longtime fans of the series often consider Resident Evil to have gone “casual” as of late, as the recent installments favor action over horror; this observation came to fruition with Resident Evil 6, however the episodic Resident Evil Revelations 2 roped the franchise back into its pure survival-horror roots.
Originally scheduled to release in May, Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps is the latest chapter of the survival-horror saga. 12 years after the fall of Umbrella Corporation and 2 years following the events of Resident Evil 6, the competitive shooter involves mercenaries representing two corporations engaged in war over the leftover assets and research of Umbrella. Umbrella Corps can be played in both third-person and first-person across zombie-infested maps based on Resident Evil locals and motifs. The digital-exclusive title will not feature a traditional single-player campaign, but rather a 20-mission horde mode titled “The Experiment”.
Accompanied by a new trailer highlighting multiplayer customization, Capcom recently announced that Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps would be delayed from its previous May release window; the title is now set for June.
Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps will release digitally at $29.99 for PS4 and PC on 6/21.