Capcom Doesn’t Learn From its Mistakes with Umbrella Corps

The Tokyo Game Show 2015 is upon us. Among loads of new footage shown for upcoming games, Capcom revealed a new Resident Evil game during Sony press conference yesterday – Biohazard: Umbrella Corps.
With that said, instead of a new chapter in Resident Evil’s main series, Capcom decided to practically release a sequel to one of the worst games carrying the Resident Evil name – Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. Stepping very much into the footsteps of this critically panned shooter spin-off from 2012, Umbrella Corps will once again be a full-on generic looking multiplayer focussed shooter with the occasional RE monster thrown in.
The problem here is not that Capcom is developing a multiplayer shooter, but rather that it simply further drags the once so praised Resident Evil franchise further away from what made it great in the first place. If it wasn’t for the Resident Evil name (which by the way has been erased from the game’s title in North America), one would never draw any direct connection between this game and the Resident Evil franchise.
This is really baffling since releases like Resident Evil: Revelations 2, the announcement of a Resident Evil 2 remake and the upcoming Resident Evil Origins Collection gave fans hope that Capcom finally went back to the true survival horror roots of the franchise.

Well, we will have to see how much of an impact Umbrella Corps will ultimately have on Capcom’s reputation when it releases sometime in early 2016.

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