The horrific and gruesome world of Resident Evil 2 has come to PUBG Mobile for a new mode called “Survive Till Dawn.” This battle royale mode, available to all players of PUBG Mobile, pits 60 players against each other in 30-minute matches that are divided into three days and two nights. You can be attacked by computer-controlled characters from Resident Evil 2 at any time of day, but the night-time segments are more difficult. You’ll face both the infamous undead flesh-eaters as well as a randomly-spawning Tyrant enemy.
“PUBG MOBILE × Resident Evil RE: 2 collaboration is decided!” Capcom teased in a statement. “What kind of innovative play can be produced by combining the world’s most popular mobile game and survival horror’s monument, two super IPs?”
Well, here’s the trailer that shows off that “innovative play”:
Capcom has experimented with PvPvE zombie-centric multiplayer in the past to disastrous results. 2012’s Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, which also happened to be set during the events of Resident Evil 2, pit the Umbrella Corporation against S.T.A.R.S. in a fight for control of the city while also being hounded by the undead. The game flopped. That didn’t stop the studio from releasing 2016’s Umbrella Corps, a spiritual successor to Operation Raccoon City which fared even more poorly than its predecessor in terms of critical response.
Perhaps with a tried and true multiplayer game like PUBG, Capcom will finally hit that undead sweet spot. One thing is for sure: the studio’s Resident Evil 2 remake is absolutely delightful (and terrifying). It combines everything fans loved about the PlayStation original while also modernizing it for current-gen platforms.
Capcom has teased that it won’t stop with Resident Evil 2, hinting that, if fans want it, the studio would be open to remaking Resident Evil 3, too. Cross your fingers!
We’ll keep you updated as we hear more Resident Evil and PUBG news.