The horrific and grotesque world of Resident Evil 2 is coming to PUBG Mobile, in accordance to a teaser launched on Capcom’s Japanese Resident Evil account. The brief 19-second teaser would not give something away, although, leaving us to marvel in regards to the nature of this unlikely crossover.
“PUBG MOBILE × Resident Evil RE: 2 collaboration is determined!” the tweet reads. “What kind of innovative play can be produced by combining the world’s most popular mobile game and survival horror’s monument, two super IPs?”
Here’s the transient teaser:
The very first thing to notice is that Capcom hasn’t shared a launch date for the crossover. With only some weeks left in 2018, now we have to imagine that this crossover will not truly occur till subsequent 12 months on the earliest, presumably across the identical time as Resident Evil 2‘s launch on Jan. 25. It’s additionally not clear whether or not this might be a Japan-only launch or if it will additionally roll out in North America and Europe.
Not that we all know what the crossover will even seem like. The most secure guess is that PUBG Mobile is planning to include zombies for a particular battle royale mode, maybe one thing akin to Call of Duty‘s Blackout mode, which options the undead in sure sections of the map. Blackout would not lean too closely on the zombies, principally dropping them close to thriller packing containers. It stays to be seen how PUBG Mobile will use these enemies to alter the way in which the sport is performed.
Capcom has experimented with PvPvE zombie-centric multiplayer up to now to disastrous outcomes. 2012’s Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, which additionally occurred to be set in the course of the occasions of Resident Evil 2, pit the Umbrella Corporation towards S.T.A.R.S. in a struggle for management of town whereas additionally being hounded by the undead. The sport flopped. That did not cease the studio from releasing 2016’s Umbrella Corps, a religious successor of Operation Raccoon City which fared much more poorly than its predecessor by way of important response.
Perhaps with a tried and true multiplayer sport like PUBG, Capcom will lastly hit that undead candy spot. One factor is for positive: the studio’s Resident Evil 2 remake is completely pleasant (and terrifying). We performed it at E3 2018 after which once more at NYCC 2018 and have been very impressed with all the tweaks made to the unique expertise, together with a brand new over-the-shoulder digicam that brings the sport into the 21st century.
We’ll preserve you up to date as we hear extra about this curious crossover.
John Saavedra is Games Editor at Den of Geek. Read extra of his work right here. Follow him on Twitter @johnsjr9.