Resident Evil is one of the most well-known horror survival video game franchises in gaming. The franchise, which is largely based on biochemically manufactured zombies, is best known for its PC and console horror games, while it has also appeared in books, board games, movies, and television shows.
With the revelation that the property will soon be turned into a card game, fans of the brand who can't get enough immersion into its lore will have another avenue to explore. Resident Evil: The Card Game, according to ComicBook, will be released in the first quarter of 2022 by Spanish tabletop game publisher Gen X Games.
Resident Evil: The Card Game is said to be attempting to expand on the series' fundamental survival horror gameplay while also incorporating a cooperative element. In a turn-based system, up to four players take turns controlling one character, inspired by passing a video game controller between pals in a single-player campaign. Players can pick between Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield as they make their way through the Spencer Mansion, slaying zombies and attempting to remain alive long enough to escape.
The game's gameplay will apparently center on exploration, with players choosing three action cards to play collectively each turn before going to a different room of the mansion to examine.
There are keys hidden throughout the estate that unlock doors, just like in the video game. Random objects, such as new weapons or green herbs, are hidden behind the doors. Players can opt to fight or flee when confronted with an opponent in a room, with legendary Resident Evil boss creatures and S.T.A.R. members also making cameos.
Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City, a reimagined film adaption that promises a return to the horror roots of the franchise, will be released in theaters on Nov. 24. With the card game on the way and Resident Evil 4 VR arriving next week, Resident Evil fans have a lot to look forward to in the coming months.