is not official Resident Evil canon, according to Capcom, despite its inclusion in the upcoming Resident Evil 3 remake.Events within the 4v1 multiplayer mode make it “impossible to fit in the actual timeline,” Resident Evil 3 producer Peter Fabiano told Official PlayStation Magazine (via GamesRadar
). Fabiano instead refers to Resistance as a “fun online experience with connections to the RE Universe,” including “familiar enemies and characters like Mastermind.”
The producer says Resistance and Resident Evil 3 share the thematic tie of characters trying to escape, and for that reason, Capcom bundled the two games together. “You’ll remember that the Japanese subtitle for RE3 was Last Escape,” he said. “Both of these titles have characters that are trying to escape somewhere or something, so thematically it made sense.”
Following a couple teases and a leak, Resistance was unveiled at the Tokyo Game Show in September. The asymmetrical multiplayer mode sees four players trying to survive and escape from a player-controlled Mastermind. You can read IGN’s Resident Evil: Resistance hands-on preview for more.
Resident Evil 3 was “about 90%” completed as of early January, leading Capcom to declare it won’t be delayed. The remake (and Project Resistance) will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on April 3.
Jordan is a freelance writer for IGN.