Resident Evil Resistance Is Not Canon, Capcom Confirms
After a few missteps with the franchise, the past several years have seen something of a renaissance for the Resident Evil franchise. Resident Evil 7’s return to horror form was celebrated by fans and critics alike, and the new remake of Resident Evil 2 was one of the most highly praised games of last year. Announced earlier this year, Capcom has already been working on a remake of Resident Evil 3, which comes with a new multiplayer mode called Resident Evil Resistance. However, Capcom has decided to clarify that this new mode exists outside of the Resident Evil canon.
As reported on GamesRadar, Resident Evil 3 producer Peter Fabiano recently was interviewed by the official PlayStation Magazine. As the Resident Evil Resistance multiplayer mode combines characters and locations from multiple Resident Evil games, some have wondered how it might fit into the RE timeline. To this end, Fabiano clarified Resistance’s status outside of official canon, calling it “basically set in Raccoon City with scenarios that make it impossible to fit in the actual timeline.”
Both of these titles have characters that are trying to escape somewhere or something, so thematically it made sense. We also wanted to take up the challenge of building out an online game set in the RE universe.”
While this news may disappoint some fans hoping to see canonical crossover encounters where Mr. X and Mastermind co-exist in the same space, this does allow players to enjoy fun scenarios without needing to take the experience too seriously. Thankfully, fans won’t have to wait long for Resident Evil Resistance and Resident Evil 3, as both will be released in April. Hopefully, the Coronavirus doesn’t prove to be the real-life work of The Umbrella Corp before then.
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