Capcom announces Umbrella Corps set in Resident Evil universe

I’m a major Resident Evil fan and alongside Street Fighter, it’s my favorite long-running game series. Capcom is adding a new twist on the franchise with Umbrella Corps, a third person shooter that looks to be completely in my wheelhouse of wasting ammo and blowing away zombies.

Umbrella Corps - Zombie_Attack.pngUmbrella Corporation, a ruthless international pharmaceutical company, had been known for its genetic experiments and biological weaponry that led to worldwide devastation including the infamous Raccoon City incident . Although the organization was brought down in 2003, its legacy of bio-terrorism continued. In the present day, corporations with nebulous interests in bio-weaponry have hired squads of special forces for experimental battles in restricted virus-infected areas against other mercenaries.
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Umbrella Corps will feature high-intensity team-based matches where players can compete online in a variety of unique close quarter battle modes. Each adrenaline-fueled match will be short and brutal and is designed for quick and engaging play. The game will feature an analog aim and cover system, allowing for more precise control when firing from cover.

Umbrella Corps - Brainer_Finish.pngIn order to face all these threats, players will be equipped with gun and grenade based weaponry as well as specialized gear that add an extra layer of Resident Evil flair to the action. The non-traditional arsenal includes the Brainer (a powerful melee axe which goes straight into the skull), Tactical Shield (an arm-mounted guard allowing players to utilize a zombie as cover), Terrain Spikes (boot-mounted spikes for trampling the enemy), and Zombie Jammer (a device which repels zombies only when active). Players must be quick and strategic in changing up their tactics and weapons to win against the opposing team in this all-out brawl.  

Umbrella Corps - Brainer___Bait_Guard.Umbrella Corps will be available digitally for an MSRP of $29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99 on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and PC across North America and Europe in early 2016.

  • Ben

    Brilliant looking game. A must have when I finally get my PS4.

  • Lol. You’re a late next gen convert too, eh?

  • Ben

    Money more than anything else. Plus there is still so much I want to play on the PS3!

  • Me too. I’ve got about 6 more PS3 games to finish before I’ll convert 😉