While many fans still have stars in their eyes from seeing the new Resident Evil 7: Biohazard at E3 last week, many probably didn't even think about the fact that the Resident Evil shooter, Umbrella Corps, was releasing today. But it did.
Umbrella Corps is a Resident Evil themed game that plays more like a version of Call Of Duty: Zombies. While the hype for it a few months ago seemed steady within theResident Evil fan base, it quickly dissipated once hype around E3 rolled around. And when the new Resident Evil was announced for VR? Umbrella Corps was completely forgotten.
In Umbrella Corps, the story takes place two years after Resident Evil 6 in the year 2015, and even though Umbrella Corps has been disbanded, there's still a great deal of research that people are dying to get their hands on. And you'll be one of the mercenaries getting sent in (into the infestation, of course) to obtain these documents with top-secret research. And the best part is, you can choose to play in typical Resident Evil style from third-person perspective, or go new-age and switch it into first-person perspective. You can check out the trailer below.
While I understand announcing a new Resident Evil game in VR was a huge deal at E3, it almost makes me feel like Capcom just totally gave up on Umbrella Corps, like they got bored with it and found something newer and shinier to play with. It's bad enough Capcom totally bombed when they released Street Fighter V, but now they've totally blown the opportunity to pump up Umbrella Corps before its release. I mean, criminy, Rely On Horror just put out an article this morning saying Capcom is getting ready to announce yet another game for the Resident Evil franchise on top of everything else going on. My fear is that if they try to ride this obsession with Resident Evil Biohazard for too long, people are going to get sick of being spoonfed so much Resident Evil crap.
This new unannounced Resident Evil game is set to be revealed at a later date. And that's all we know. With how quietly Umbrella Corps released today (with hardly any kind of release trailer or major announcement), it's a little worrisome that Capcom has so much planned for the franchise in the future. It's great they see a future for Resident Evil, but shoving it down fans throats might not sit well. But if they all look like Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, I'm willing to give it a shot. Hey, it's not like I'll be getting my hands on a new _Silent Hill _game anytime soon.