Resident Evil: Resistance Isn’t in the Same Timeline As Other Games

Yeah, it’s in Racoon City, and you’ll see Mr. X, but it’s a completely different situation

On the onset, it seemed as if Resident Evil: Resistance would be a spin-off that tied in with the rest of the series, but as it turns out, that couldn’t be further from the truth despite the fact that it’s bundled in with Resident Evil 3 Remake.

Word comes directly from Resident Evil 3 producer, Peter Fabiano, who told Official PlayStation Magazine that Resistance follows a different timeline.

[Resident Evil: Resistance is] basically set in Raccoon City with scenarios that make it impossible to fit in the actual timeline [with] familiar enemies and characters like Mastermind.]

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This is part of the reason why Capcom has decided to package Resistance together with Resident Evil 3. The connection between the two games is purely thematic. In the same interview, Fabiano continued:

You’ll remember that the Japanese subtitle for RE3 was Last Escape. Both of these titles have characters that are trying to escape somewhere or something, so thematically it made sense. We also wanted to take up the challenge of building out an online game set in the RE universe.

So, while the game looks like it will be an interesting spin-off, it won’t be tied into the rest of the series outside of the general theme and, well, Racoon City. Both games launch on April 3, so stay tuned for updates.

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Simon Carpenter
Simon Carpenter works as an indie game programmer by day and pro gamer by night. He joined the Addicted to Play Team in October of 2019 and has found his home away from home. His favorite games include The Legend of Zelda, Metroid Prime, and Call of Duty.

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