'Resident Evil: Project Resistance' Trailer Revives Tyrant — With a Twist

A horrifying 'Resident Evil 2' villain makes a return.

Capcom took the wraps off of its co-op zombie survival shooter Project Resistance at the Tokyo Game Show 2019 on Monday. The Japanese game maker released a brief trailer teasing its upcoming Resident Evil spin-off seen above.

What the video lacks in release date details it makes up for with a promise to fill the hole in the hearts of anyone patiently waiting or Left 4 Dead 3. Teams will need to blast and slash their way through hordes of bloodthirsty beasts being controlled by one of Resident Evil’s most sinister bosses: Tyrant

Capcom said it’ll have a lot more details at its showcase at TGS 2019 on Thursday, which will kick off 11:30 p.m. Eastern on Capcom’s YouTube channel. Until then, teaser might have dropped a few plot point and gameplay hints.

The teaser shows four unnamed characters tiptoeing through what seems to be an Umbrella Corp. facility. Much like Valve’s Left 4 Dead series, four players will be able to test their zombie-blasting skills to take on endless waves of T-virus victims.

But it’s not that simple. Our heroes are ambushed by mobs of snarling Lickers controlled by Tyrant, also known as Mr. X, Trenchcoat or whatever you want to call this juiced up version of Nick Valentine from Fallout 4.

Tyrants are types of hulking, biologically engineered supersolider that have appeared in different forms throughout the series. They’re notoriously one of the toughest enemies in the game and the the 2019 Resident Evil 2 featured T-00 an invincible, Terminator-style hitman that follows players throughout the game.


Now he’s back in Project Resistance in the same memed-about trenchcoat and fedora with the ability to control swarms of zombies. This could mean that Tyrant or different Tyrants “models” could be the bosses at the end of a zombie onslaught.

It could also suggest that Project Resistance might have some interest game modes. Players might be able to play as Tryant and send waves of zombies to fight their friends. But even with that potential, it had a mixed reception among Resident Evil fans on Reddit.

Many Redditors were disappointed it wasn’t a reboot of Resident Evil Outbreak for PlayStation 2, a similar four-player co-op survival shooter. But Project Resistance might end up being just what Outbreak and Left 4 Dead fans needed.

Project Resistance will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. More information to come at the TGS 2019.

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