Umbrella Corps Returns to Raccoon City in New Trailer, Pre-Order Bonuses Detailed

May 25, 2016 Written by Michael Briers

Capcom circles back to where it all began in the latest Umbrella Corps gameplay trailer, introducing both Raccoon City and its dilapidated police department as two new maps set to feature in the squad-based multiplayer spinoff.  

Pitting two teams of mercenaries against one another, Raccoon City isn’t the only famous Resident Evil location to feature in next month’s release, with players also primed to pay a visit to the Antarctic Base from Code: Veronica.

Below, Capcom outlines the pair of multiplayer battlefields. 

The first new battlefield revealed is the Raccoon City map, which recreates the hazardous city streets first seen in RE 2 and RE 3. Overturned vehicles, walls of flame, and the shambling undead are scattered around the streets. Mercenaries can also venture down into the sewers below Raccoon City, shooting it out in the same narrow passages where infected rats once spread the T-Virus.

Speaking of Raccoon City’s Police Department, the headquarters’ main hall plays host to one of the most open maps in Umbrella Corps. The ruinous RPD building interior is reimagined as a patchwork refuge, with metal sheeting and scaffolding connecting the first and second floors. Mercenaries can even take cover beneath the ornate statue which held a key item in RE 2. Don’t get too nostalgic exploring the crumbling hall, however, because players are extremely exposed to enemy fire in this map.

Umbrella Corps will also feature a standalone add-on at launch called the Upgrade Pack. Priced at $15, the DLC pack bundles together a series of cosmetic items including character skins, weapons and armor based on series stalwarts such as Leo, Chris, Albert Wesker, Barry Burton, Jake Muller, and HUNK.

Those who wish to pre-order the game via PlayStation Store will open up a custom theme, along with the Fashion Victim Pack, as detailed below. 

Umbrella Corps: Fashion Victim Pack – Look awesome on the battlefield! Use these unique color variations to customize the look of your gear and weapons. Includes six colors: Plastic Orange, Plastic Blue, Plastic Yellow, Glossy Silver, Glossy Red and Glossy Blue.

Lastly, Eurogamer has premiered an extensive clip for the undead offshoot, showcasing the squad-based gameplay that awaits. 

Umbrella Corps shoots for PS4 on June 21. 

[Sources: Capcom, Eurogamer, PS Store]