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Two more ‘Masterminds’ announced for Resident Evil Resistance

The multiplayer mode that Capcom is including with Resident Evil 3’s remake just got two new playable villains, Alex Wesker and Ozwell Spencer.

Evil lives

While the remake of RE3 looks awesome, and right in line with last year’s RE2, Resistance seems like a pretty neat little asymmetric experience all its own.

If you don’t know what it is, the mode basically teams a bunch of survivors against a player-controlled “Mastermind” within a ‘Cabin in the Woods’ type of setting. There’ve been a few puppet masters announced so far, which will throw baddies at the survivors, including newcomer Daniel Fabron and the returning Annette Birkin.

Now we have a pair more to talk about, and they’re both known RE villains. Alex Wesker and Ozwell Spencer himself have invaded the game.

Back in action

  • Fans who recognize Alex Wesker from Resident Evil Revelations 2 might remember she employs a more indirect means to achieve her goals. As a villain who enjoys putting her subjects through psychological horrors and experiments, she makes the perfect Mastermind. Alex’s play style puts an emphasis on using traps, while also manipulating the map to slow Survivors down with roadblocks and enhanced zombies. As if these were not intimidating enough, when Alex gets really serious, she can call upon a vicious carnivorous plant called Yateveo. This stationary bioweapon might not move, but in the right place it’s a powerful obstruction that keeps Survivors from their objective of escaping.
  • Ozwell E. Spencer has been a shadowy antagonist in the Resident Evil series, letting others do his dirty work. As the fourth Mastermind of Resident Evil Resistance, Ozwell is now taking a more hands-on approach. Enjoying his position as one of Umbrella Corporation’s founders, Ozwell uses the company’s cutting edge technology to torment Survivors. Unlike other Masterminds who summon controllable bioweapons (like Alex Wesker’s Yateveo, Annette Birkin’s G-Birkin and Daniel Fabron’s Tyrant), Ozwell instead generates a Disintegration Field that severely damages any Survivor who haplessly passes through it.

More to survive

Aside from the above, Capcom also revealed two more maps this week. Both sound pretty neat, especially the Casino.

  • Casino: An entertainment facility for thrill seekers… and insidious Masterminds. Its still-operating slot machines and chips strewn across the floor tell the eerie tale of how hastily it was deserted during the collapse of Raccoon City.
  • Abandoned Park: A horror-themed park located on the outskirts of Raccoon City. It too was left abandoned when zombies and bioweapons overran Raccoon City. Now, monsters both real and imagined now patiently await visitors.  

Resident Evil 3, complete with Resistance included, hits the Xbox One, PS4, and Steam for the PC, on April 3rd.

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