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"These experiments have been designed to weed out those who will be of no use to us... Well, lab rat. Which one are you?"
— The debriefing given to players in Umbrella Corps' Basic Training Mode.

Umbrella Corpsnote  is a multiplayer-based tactical shooter game developed and published by Capcom for Microsoft Windows via Steam and for the Playstation 4 worldwide on June 21, 2016, although Japan got the game on June 23, 2016, as part of the franchise's 20th Anniversary. The game is currently available to buy via PSN and Steam except for Asia, which has a physical release available. It was officially unveiled by Capcom during the 2015 Tokyo Game Show event behind closed doors.

The game takes places in 2016, three years after the events of Resident Evil 6. Due to the prevalence of B.O.W.S. used in various terrorist attacks in the aftermath of Umbrella's collapse and the proliferation of bioweapons in the hands of criminals, terrorists, arms smugglers and rogue nations, several corporations began to recruit and deploy mercenaries to go to parts of the globe and secure research data, viral data and confidential information in order to create their own B.O.W.S. for themselves.


The game has a story mode, known as Experiment in where a mercenary named 3A-7 is sent on missions by Abraham Jackson in order to secure information in the field in various places taking place from 2012 to 2013. Multiplayer mode consists of Respawn Match, Target Hunter, Domination, DNA Hunter, SP DNA Hunter, Protector, Collector and Collar War.

Umbrella Corps can be played in either first person or third person shooter mode, depending on the player's preference.


Umbrella Corps contains the following tropes:

  • A.K.A.-47: The various guns used are given fictional names. For instance, the KRISS Vectors are known as the K-12AX.
  • All for Nothing: The game's plot, if there is any, effectively retcons or renders null the efforts of the protagonists of the previous titles, since a new Las Plagas infestation occurred in the same rural Spanish area despite the lack of a Master strain, and the Uroboros returned to the Kijuju Autonomous Zone.
  • All There in the Manual: Most information on the game is made available from official Capcom press releases, the official website, or by looking at the briefings provided by Jackson in ''The Experiment'' before a stage starts while the game loads.
  • Back from the Dead: The game seems to heavily imply that Albert Wesker is still alive in 2012 and 2016, and his distinct voice is even heard at the end of multiplayer matches if your team wins.
  • Boom Head Shot: Aiming for a zombie's head is a good way of killing them permanently, though it's not necessary and a few body shots will do the job just as well.
  • Concealment Equals Cover: Players can take cover behind walls and other things while peeking out to take shots at enemy mercenaries and B.O.W.S. roaming around a stage.
  • Continuity Snarl: Not the game itself, but many of the maps are based on locales that have been previously destroyed, with the best examples being Spencer's Mansion and Raccoon City.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: In some matches, you and your teammates can be overwhelmed by the other team if they shoot your Zombie Jammer packs and use the zombies as distractions. Fortunately for you, you can do the same.
  • Elite Zombie: Very tough zombies appear as Boss in Mook's Clothing enemies on the maps. While their appearance varies based on stage (Exposed Plagas Ganados in Spain and Africa, Bloodshots in C-Virus territory, Crimson Heads in Raccoon City), they are pretty much identical in terms of attributes and behavior (lots of health, strong attacks, and the ability to run).
  • Excuse Plot: Being a multiplayer-focused title, the game has no real story. Even the single-player "Experiments" mode is just a series of arcade-like time attack missions using the same gameplay as the multiplayer.
  • Gun Accessories: Your small arms can be outfitted with various accessories to help you survive in the mission.
  • Hold the Line: When you need to get to transmitters, you need to stay near it so that it can transmit the data back to HQ. This makes you vulnerable to enemies unless you have enough ammo or you know they're not in the area.
  • Market-Based Title: The game is known as "Biohazard: Umbrella Corp" in Asia.
  • Mythology Gag:
    • The multiplayer maps consist of the Spencer Mansion from Resident Evil, Raccoon City from Resident Evil 2/Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, the Antarctic Base from Resident Evil CODE:Veronica, the unnamed village from Resident Evil 4, Kijuju from Resident Evil 5, Lanshiang and Tall Oaks from Resident Evil 6.
    • You can use emblems from various organizations as velcro patches, including Umbrella, BSAA, the Spec Ops unit and the DSO.
  • One-Man Army: If a player is really good, it can be done. Unless the opposing team is also really really good.
  • Something Completely Different: This is the first Resident Evil game that centers on the multiplayer tactical shooting genre. According to Masachika Kawata, the decision was made to appeal to gamers who like playing tactical shooters.
  • Take Cover!: Using walls, barriers and other structures can help you hide from enemies and use them as a shield while firing your weapons or darting to another piece of cover.
  • Throw-Away Guns: If your weapons are out of ammo or you need a better weapon, you need to find a weapons case and walk to it to get the contents inside.
  • Training from Hell: Recruits are sent to battle zombies in training bases with nothing except their weapons to see if they can survive something similar in the field. Not everyone makes it through.
  • We Need a Distraction: If a player can grab a zombie, you can chuck it to the opposing players, forcing them to concentrate their attention on it.
  • Video Game Tutorial: Umbrella Corps has one, which takes place in a mercenary training base where recruits are assessed to see if they survive or get killed by zombies or other monsters in there.

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