original from https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/10/21004597/resident-evil-3-modern-remake-project-resistance-multiplayer-consoles-date

Hot on the heels of the popular Resident Evil 2 remake that was released earlier this year, Capcom has announced that it’ll be remaking Resident Evil 3 for modern hardware, which was already revealed by a few leaks.

Like Resident Evil 2’s remake, the new Resident Evil 3 will feature entirely overhauled graphics and gameplay with a similar over-the-shoulder camera perspective. Additionally, Capcom announced that the asymmetrical four-versus-one multiplayer game Resident Evil: Project Resistance isn’t its own game after all; it’s a new multiplayer component (now just called Resident Evil: Resistance) for Resident Evil 3 that will be included with the remake.

First released under the name Resident Evil 3: Nemesis on the original PlayStation, the game puts players back in the shoes of Jill Valentine, one of the characters from the first Resident Evil game, as she tries to escape from the zombie-infected Raccoon City while being hunted by a monstrous creature named Nemesis. As the trailer reveals, Nemesis (much like the hulking Mr. X in the Resident Evil 2 remake) has gone through a significant design upgrade.

Resident Evil 3 will be out on April 3rd, 2020, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

 

About NeoBards Entertainment

NeoBards Entertainment was founded in 2017 by an international team of industry veterans hailing from Taiwan, China, Europe, and the United States. NeoBards based in Taipei with an additional studio in Suzhou. As a team, NeoBards is formed by industry veterans, many with more than 20 years of AAA game development experience at well-known companies, including Sony, Activision, Square Enix, Capcom, EA, and Ubisoft.

NeoBards Entertainment specializes in international project coordination, AAA quality game development, and the imagining and realization of new worlds and IPs. Our passionate team of “Bards” learn and grow from each other, always striving to find new ways to express their love of gaming through their work.

In less than 2 years since founding NeoBards released the Devil May Cry HD Collection, Onimusha Warlords for PS4, XboxOne, Nintendo Switch, and PC. More AAA cross platform titles are soon to be announced!

At this year’s Tokyo Game Show, Capcom announced the upcoming release of a new 4v1 asymmetrical online survival horror game called “Project Resistance” (temporary title). The game was available for playtesting at the Capcom booth.

Capcom’s “Project Resistance” producer Masachika Kawata announced the co-development with the Taiwanese developer Neobards Entertainment, followed by a speech by Neobard’s Chairman and CEO, Jean-Marc Morel.

Mr. Morel introduced the highly experienced, international team behind the project, and spoke highly of the close relationship with Capcom, built over the course of many projects successfully launched together.

“Neobards has always been maintaining the same passion and having fun when making the game, and we believe that all gamers here at the TGS must also experience the fun when playtesting the game,” Mr. Morel said.

After the speech, Mr. Kawata and Mr. Morel shook their hands and took a picture together as a symbol of friendship and trust between the two companies.

The team, many of whom were present at the TGS event, were quite excited to see the results of all their hard work showcased on such a high-profile, international event.

The “Project Resistance” game was built in Capcom’s RE Engine, used on many of Capcom’s most successful games, including the Resident Evil series. The gameplay is asymmetrical, with 4 “Survivor” players working together to try and escape an elaborate and deadly maze, competing against a “Mastermind” player in a control room trying to deny them escape by activating traps and choosing where and when to spawn monsters.

Each Survivor has their own unique characteristics and set of skills, which if well coordinated, make them very hard to defeat. However, the Mastermind has a high-level view of the combat, can create a variety of strategies to play, and can even enter the combat himself as a classic Resident Evil villian!

Currently in closed beta, “Project Resistance” has garnered a great deal of critical and player acclaim, and has proven itself popular with streamers due to its intense gameplay and down-to-the-wire tension.

The “Project Resistance” closed beta registration began on September 12, 2019, and was opened for players on Oct. 4th. We would like to cordially invite players to join the playtest, and tell us what you think!

For more information on the closed beta, or to find out more information on the game itself, please visit the “Project Resistance” website. https://www.project-resistance.com/hk/

 

About NeoBards Entertainment

NeoBards Entertainment was founded in 2017 by an international team of industry veterans hailing from Taiwan, China, Europe, and the United States. NeoBards based in Taipei with an additional studio in Suzhou. As a team, NeoBards is formed by industry veterans, many with more than 20 years of AAA game development experience at well-known companies, including Sony, Activision, Square Enix, Capcom, EA, and Ubisoft.

NeoBards Entertainment specializes in international project coordination, AAA quality game development, and the imagining and realization of new worlds and IPs. Our passionate team of “Bards” learn and grow from each other, always striving to find new ways to express their love of gaming through their work.

In less than 2 years since founding NeoBards released the Devil May Cry HD Collection, Onimusha Warlords for PS4, XboxOne, Nintendo Switch, and PC. More AAA cross platform titles are soon to be announced!

Neobards CEO Jean-Marc Morel and CCO Tony Wang attended the Taipei Game Developers Forum as speakers this July. Their topic “Building X Borders: Delivering a Cohesive Team Vision While Managing Multicultural Creativity” touched upon how we facilitate cross-cultural communication here at Neobards.

Developing high-quality games for the international market has always been Neobards’s core mission. To do so, we have formed a Tribe that consists of a slightly different make-up from your average local game studio. Our founding members are all industry veterans with experience working on AAA titles in studios across the globe. They gathered in Taipei and partnered with local talent to make our dream a reality.

At the forum, our speakers shared their experiences and learnings gained from working in a multicultural environment. From how to break down linguistic and cultural barriers, bringing teams closer together, establishing common values and development methodologies, to how cultural differences can be turned into a positive drive for game development.

Both Jean-Marc and Tony have been in the game development industry for over 20 years, during which they worked with many AAA teams spanning across multiple countries. Jean-Marc has worked at Infogrames (France), Activision Blizzard (Los Angeles headquarters and Shanghai division), and XPEC (Taiwan); while Tony partnered with Square Enix Japan on the Final Fantasy series and with Activision Blizzard on games including Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure and Shrek 4.

Their in-depth collaboration with teams from various backgrounds has helped cultivate their expertise in cross-cultural communication. During their speech, the two talked about how there is never a perfect solution to any problem and the unique challenges we have encountered as a multicultural team.

As a company with high social responsibility awareness, besides building our team and products, Neobards is also constantly pushing ourselves to create a vibrant environment for local developers to shine on the international stage. Moving forward, Neobards will continue to explore ways to better ourselves in delivering a cohesive vision in a multicultural Tribe.

 

About NeoBards Entertainment

NeoBards Entertainment was founded in 2017 by an international team of industry veterans hailing from Taiwan, China, Europe, and the United States. NeoBards based in Taipei with an additional studio in Suzhou. As a team, NeoBards is formed by industry veterans, many with more than 20 years of AAA game development experience at well-known companies, including Sony, Activision, Square Enix, Capcom, EA, and Ubisoft.

NeoBards Entertainment specializes in international project coordination, AAA quality game development, and the imagining and realization of new worlds and IPs. Our passionate team of “Bards” learn and grow from each other, always striving to find new ways to express their love of gaming through their work.

In less than 2 years since founding NeoBards released the Devil May Cry HD Collection, Onimusha Warlords for PS4, XboxOne, Nintendo Switch, and PC. More AAA cross platform titles are soon to be announced!

Resident Evil® Origins Collection has been released on Nintendo Switch in May 2019!

The Resident Evil Origins Collection includes remastered versions of the critically acclaimed Resident Evil, and its popular prequel Resident Evil 0.

In collaboration with Capcom, NeoBards Entertainment is proud to present to you another masterpiece! In our fourth collaboration with Capcom since the partnership was established several years ago, NeoBards Entertainment has brought these classic games to the Nintendo Switch. We would like to invite all gamers to embark on this mysterious journey through mainland Europe, and take part in this perilous, exciting, and horrifying adventure!

Click the links below to learn more!

Resident Evil® Origins Collection

Resident Evil HD Remaster

Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster

 

About NeoBards Entertainment

NeoBards Entertainment was founded in 2017 by an international team of industry veterans hailing from Taiwan, China, Europe, and the United States. NeoBards based in Taipei with an additional studio in Suzhou. As a team, NeoBards is formed by industry veterans, many with more than 20 years of AAA game development experience at well-known companies, including Sony, Activision, Square Enix, Capcom, EA, and Ubisoft.

NeoBards Entertainment specializes in international project coordination, AAA quality game development, and the imagining and realization of new worlds and IPs. Our passionate team of “Bards” learn and grow from each other, always striving to find new ways to express their love of gaming through their work.

In less than 2 years since founding NeoBards released the Devil May Cry HD Collection, Onimusha Warlords for PS4, XboxOne, Nintendo Switch, and PC. More AAA cross platform titles are soon to be announced!

We love making games – it’s what makes our lives fabulous!

We are quite thankful for the environment we live in, as our health is closely tied to the health of where we live. As Bards, it is our duty to cherish and protect the Earth, with the same passion as we have for making games! When we see the Earth is polluted, it makes us unable to fully enjoy our lives and look to bright futures.

In recent years plastic pollution, aka “white pollution”, has become a severe environmental issue. So called “disposable” plastic wrappers and utensils are actually very long lived; that plastic straw you used for 5 minutes at MOS Burger can remain polluting the ecosystem for the next 500 years. That is more than 100,000 times longer than you used it for! Crazy!

Recycling should be enough, right? Unfortunately worldwide only around 18% plastics actually end up getting recycled into new products. Even in Taiwan, a famous example of responsible and efficient public recycling systems, around 200 million PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plastic bottles alone end up in landfills or in the environment, instead of being recycled.

Last year, typhoon Mangkhut brought with it strong winds, lots of rain, and… a huge amount of plastic garbage! The ocean has become heavily polluted with plastic trash, and the typhoon brought huge amounts of it back home – washing ashore tons of plastic trash on our streets and beaches.

So, what can be done? Carry reusable bags and cups, reduce (or eliminate) plastic bag usage, purchase unpackaged bulk groceries and produce, recycle as much as possible (no cheating on trash day), and stop using plastic straws! These are super easy ways to help save the planet, and are methods actively supported by governments around the world.

Here at NeoBards, quality and dedication are our core values. This extends to a dedication to our environment, working to improve our community and the environment. For a better future for all, NeoBards must also be ECO- Bards!

This year, we choose to help by replacing disposable plastic straws with reusable stainless steel straws. All Bards received a set of 3 different straws along with a cleaning brush. We start our eco quest by providing an essential tool for our teas and coffees. Say no to plastic straws!

Small actions, strong determination!

 “Making games that matter” is our passion, being eco-friendly is our way of life!

 

About NeoBards Entertainment

NeoBards Entertainment was founded in 2017 by an international team of industry veterans hailing from Taiwan, China, Europe, and the United States. NeoBards based in Taipei with an additional studio in Suzhou. As a team, NeoBards is formed by industry veterans, many with more than 20 years of AAA game development experience at well-known companies, including Sony, Activision, Square Enix, Capcom, EA, and Ubisoft.

NeoBards Entertainment specializes in international project coordination, AAA quality game development, and the imagining and realization of new worlds and IPs. Our passionate team of “Bards” learn and grow from each other, always striving to find new ways to express their love of gaming through their work.

In less than 2 years since founding NeoBards released the Devil May Cry HD Collection, Onimusha Warlords for PS4, XboxOne, Nintendo Switch, and PC. More AAA cross platform titles are soon to be announced!

With outstanding game development expertise and capability, NeoBards Entertainment is working to bring the classic survival game Onimusha: Warlords to PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC platforms!

The re-release of Onimusha: Warlords, due on on January 15, 2019, will include high-definition graphics, widescreen support, a new control scheme designed for analog sticks, a new soundtrack, and a “readily available” easy mode option. It will also include new Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese language options, to enhance the play experience. A Japanese version of the re-released Onimusha: Warlords is due on December 20, 2018.

NeoBards Entertainment has previously collaborated with Capcom on titles including the Devil May Cry HD Collection, which helped introduce the legendary series to a whole new generation of players.

NeoBards Entertainment, staying true to the vision “Making Games Matter”, will continue to strive to bring great games to new audiences!

 

About NeoBards Entertainment

NeoBards Entertainment was founded in 2017 by an international team of industry veterans hailing from Taiwan, China, Europe, and the United States. NeoBards based in Taipei with an additional studio in Suzhou. As a team, NeoBards is formed by industry veterans, many with more than 20 years of AAA game development experience at well-known companies, including Sony, Activision, Square Enix, Capcom, EA, and Ubisoft.

NeoBards Entertainment specializes in international project coordination, AAA quality game development, and the imagining and realization of new worlds and IPs. Our passionate team of “Bards” learn and grow from each other, always striving to find new ways to express their love of gaming through their work.

In less than 2 years since founding NeoBards released the Devil May Cry HD Collection, Onimusha Warlords for PS4, XboxOne, Nintendo Switch, and PC. More AAA cross platform titles are soon to be announced!

 

With nearly 4 months of preparation time, NeoBards Suzhou obtained Certificate of Business Operation in China on Jun.01.2018, and became the subsidiary of our NeoBard Hong Kong headquarter. The goal of Suzhou office is in line with that of NeoBards Taipei, dedication to “Making Games that Matter”.

 

 

NeoBards Suzhou is a home to almost 30 employee. Although the team is currently working at a slightly crowded temporary office, all Bards are having a blast doing what they truly enjoy—having fun making games. The majority of our Suzhou Bards have been participating in the creation of AAA titles for many years, thus bringing invaluable experience to our Tribe. The Bards are able to exercise their talents into its fullest extent, as they joined the projects that are a good match to their expertise. The official Suzhou office is currently under construction, with tentative grand opening in August 2018.

 

 

NeoBards Entertainment chose to set foot in Suzhou, with the ambition of bringing in the best of the best from various professions, gearing towards creating high quality, cross-platform games with NeoBards Taipei. Together, the NeoBard Taipei and Suzhou will march towards the global stage of AAA games!

 

 

About NeoBards Entertainment

NeoBards Entertainment was founded in 2017 by an international team of industry veterans hailing from Taiwan, China, Europe, and the United States. NeoBards based in Taipei with an additional studio in Suzhou. As a team, NeoBards is formed by industry veterans, many with more than 20 years of AAA game development experience at well-known companies, including Sony, Activision, Square Enix, Capcom, EA, and Ubisoft.

NeoBards Entertainment specializes in international project coordination, AAA quality game development, and the imagining and realization of new worlds and IPs. Our passionate team of “Bards” learn and grow from each other, always striving to find new ways to express their love of gaming through their work.

In less than 2 years since founding NeoBards released the Devil May Cry HD Collection, Onimusha Warlords for PS4, XboxOne, Nintendo Switch, and PC. More AAA cross platform titles are soon to be announced!

When bard No.1 meets No.101

When Bard No.1 meets No.101

It has been 12 months since NeoBards Entertainment was founded in April 2017. On the morning of May 02, 2018, we gave a warm welcome to the No. 101 Bard, Modi LIU, who joined our Tribe as QA Game Tester. (Members of NeoBard Entertainment are referred to as “Bards”).

At 10:00am, as soon as the elevator door opened, all the bards standing together, greeted Modi with High-Fives, cheers and applauds. We know, this gesture would make the new the Bard go “Whoa~ didn’t see that coming..”, but this is the game industry we’re talking about, it’s always full of surprises! At NeoBards, you better get used to being surprised!

 

Joining NeoBards means lots of high-fives, a round of warm applause, and…answering brain teasers before starting first day at work? Talk about excitement!

Welcome to our Tribe, Bard No.101!

 

It was time for our Bard #1, NeoBards Founder and CEO Jean-Marc Morel to meet the Bard #101: Modi Liu. He could not have been more proud of all the accomplishment the Bards made in the last 12 months. Growing is never easy, but as the confetti cannons blast off, cameras flash to commemorate this historic moment, we couldn’t help but wonder, when we will get to meet Bard No.201, and maybe someday, No.1001?

 

The Day You Join NeoBard Tribe, is the Beginning of an Adventure. Would You Like to be the Next?

 

Food, fun, and lots of sugar; we can definitely taste the sweetness in the growth of our Tribe!

 

How Modi LIU, Bard No.101, joined the NeoBards Tribe, is an epic story worth telling. When NeoBards first started out and took office in a business center, Modi was working as a Maintenance Engineer for an information hardware company, and used to deliver hardware to various firms. All of the the super powerful high-performance computers the Bards are now using, were assembled and delivered by Modi.

Modi became extremely curious about NeoBards Entertainment, a group of game developer with large demands for computing. After delivering no less than dozens of computers to NeoBards, he couldn’t help to ask “How could I join this company that appears to be full of fun and challenges?”

The reply he received was simple and to the point: “Although you don’t have related work experience, you can always start as a QA.” Shortly after, HR received Modi’s CV, and went through a few interviews, this twenty- nine years-old Bard is now officially part of the Tribe, joining us on the arduous but rewarding journey of game development.

We believe, as all the Bards come from different backgrounds, uprisings, cultures and countries, we are all united by the love of our craft, the storytelling and the deep understanding that hard work and quality will always triumph.

At the same time, Suzhou team celebrated our achievement for having employee counts over 100; talk about an afternoon tea full of SPICE and KICK!

Without our photo caption, this would appear to be a contest of the Ultimate Chow Down on Mini Lobster—Suzhou…food and fun!

 

About NeoBards Entertainment

NeoBards Entertainment was founded in 2017 by an international team of industry veterans hailing from Taiwan, China, Europe, and the United States. NeoBards based in Taipei with an additional studio in Suzhou. As a team, NeoBards is formed by industry veterans, many with more than 20 years of AAA game development experience at well-known companies, including Sony, Activision, Square Enix, Capcom, EA, and Ubisoft.

NeoBards Entertainment specializes in international project coordination, AAA quality game development, and the imagining and realization of new worlds and IPs. Our passionate team of “Bards” learn and grow from each other, always striving to find new ways to express their love of gaming through their work.

In less than 2 years since founding NeoBards released the Devil May Cry HD Collection, Onimusha Warlords for PS4, XboxOne, Nintendo Switch, and PC. More AAA cross platform titles are soon to be announced!

In December of 2017 Capcom announced their intentions to release current gen versions of the beloved Devil May Cry series of games in the form of Devil May Cry HD Collection; the game has just been released on March 13th, 2018. NeoBards Entertainment is proud to announce their involvement in bringing these renowned titles to PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC.

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Al Yang, Design Director of NeoBards is going to give a speech at this year’s GDC Producer Bootcamp: Trust and Tribulations: A Crash Course in Team Leadership.

Al has been working on Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition and Shards of War in a director capacity and as a designer on Fallen Legion, PlayStation All- Stars, and several THQ franchises. Before that, he has spent his game development career across multiple platforms and monetization structures throughout Asia, Europe, and the USA. He is particularly interested in how culture and perception shapes creativity and development ethos.

Good team leadership is one of the most highly discussed topics on paper, but experiencing it firsthand is often an entirely different beast. His talk will explore 3 key lessons learned the hard way from being suddenly thrust into a first-time leadership position, using failure and success stories from Shards of War and Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition.

Al joined NeoBards in 2017 as Design Director, leading a new AAA game project, aiming to be released in 2019. His past leadership experiences continue to drive him towards his goal: become an excellent game developer.


Tutorials Speech @ GDC

About NeoBards Entertainment
Created in February 2017 by a team of industry veterans, NeoBards regroups some of the excellent talents in Taiwan and overseas. Located in Taiwan, NeoBards now has 85 employees dedicating to Console, PC and Mobile platforms. The core founding partners spent more than 20 years in the game industry, worked on AAA titles for Sony, Activisions, Square Enix, Capcom, EA, Ubisoft, and more.