Capcom has come out to say that the online portion to the remake of Resident Evil 3, the formerly titled Project Resistance, will not be canon in the universe, even with the use of known characters like Mr. X from Resident Evil 2.
In an interview with producer Peter Fabiano, he told the Official PlayStation Magazine (via Gamesradar) about this reasoning. Resistance is meant to be a “fun online experience” that will give players more to do once they complete everything in the remake of the third main installment of Resident Evil. The situations that players will face would not line up with actual events in the current timeline of the world filled with zombies and an evil pharmaceutical corporation.
“You’ll remember that the Japanese subtitle for RE3 was Last Escape,” he said. “Both of these titles have characters that are trying to escape somewhere or something, so thematically it made sense.”
Resistance was initially announced back in September of last year at the Tokyo Game Show as a four-against-one asymmetric multiplayer game that would standalone from other titles. Last month it was revealed that it would tag along with RE3 rather than be a separate experience.
Both titles will launch side by side on April 3 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. If you need more Resident Evil articles for your fix until April, then check out our review of the Resident Evil 2 Remake.