At the start of the month Resident Evil fan site Biohaze spotted that Capcom were inviting members of the Resident Evil Ambassador program to help test a new game that is in development. Here is a translation of the email that was sent out.
To all Resident Evil Ambassadors,
Thank you for your patronage regarding the Resident Evil series.
Today, we are letting you know that we are recruiting testers for a game that’s in development!!
We are interested in incorporating the feedback of all Ambassadors into our development, so please read the details below and, if you are interested in participating, click the Entry button.
We are now just a few days away from discovering just what that game is as it will be unveiled on September 9th at 3:00PM UTC, which is a very friendly 4pm in the afternoon for everyone here in Brexitland.
The game, currently going by the moniker of Project Resistance, will also get a gameplay demo at the Tokyo Game Show a few days later and some lucky people will even be able to play it, so the game is well in to development.
The remake of Resident Evil 2 proved exceedingly popular, gaining high scores across the board and becoming one of Capcom’s top selling titles so it would seem logical to remake Resident Evil 3 in the same style. They might unveil Resident Evil 8, a new entry to the series would be good, or who knows they might even be remaking the most popular game of the series, Resident Evil 4.
However, it has been noted that the website for Resident Evil Outbreak has been wiped and now just has the words “OK”. This is exactly what happened to the Resident Evil 2 website before the remake was announced.
Whatever the game is, it will be using the RE engine. “The games we developed using the RE engine during this current hardware generation have received critical acclaim, and from the early stages of building this engine, we kept the ability to augment it for next-generation development in mind,” stated the company during a financial call. “As such, we view the RE engine as one of our strengths that will contribute to next-generation game creation.”
UPDATE: Apparently it is a “four person multiplayer/co-op survival horror”