The official Playstation Japan YouTube channel released the first official trailer for Biohazard Umbrella Corps this Wednesday. Just in case you’re unaware, Biohazard is the name the Resident Evil series goes by in Japan. The new trailer features some of the weapons and skills players will be able to utilize in Biohazard Umbrella Corps (which will likely be Resident Evil Umbrella Corps overseas). This includes the Zombie Biel, Analog Cover, Zombie Eisen, Zombie Shield, and the Zombie Jammer.
The trailer sells the point that Biohazard Umbrella Corps will force players to adapt to fighting in a manner that focuses on quickly changing between ranged and close quarters combat.
While the game is certainly set in the Resident Evil/Biohazard universe, Biohazard Umbrella Corps doesn’t seem like it’s going to have much to do with the story of the series at all. This new entry into the world of Resident Evil seems very much focused on the competitive multiplayer element, though I wouldn’t be surprised if they managed to sneak a bit of story into the game.
Biohazard Umbrella Corps is slated for an early 2016 release on the Playstation 4 and PC in Japan, North America and Europe. Capcom has previously streamed a live action trailer for the game as well as featured some gameplay on the official Biohazard YouTube channel. You can check out both the trailer and the gameplay footage below:Tweet