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Resident Evil Resistance adds two surprising villains

We already know that the non-canon Resident Evil Resistance is very different from the average Resident Evil game. Similar to co-op horror games like Dead By Daylight, this game will pit a team of four players against a fifth player — who takes on the villainous "Mastermind" role — in a fight for survival. 

The Mastermind can send various traps and monsters to thwart the unsuspecting captives, and up to this point, two Masterminds have been revealed: Resident Evil 2's Annette Birkin and new character Daniel Fabron. Now, thanks to a new post on the PlayStation Blog, we can add two new faces to the carnage being unleashed in Resistance.

The latest Masterminds are Alex Wesker from Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Oswell E. Spencer, the founder of the nefarious Umbrella Corporation. Both characters bring their own set of skills to the table. Wesker controls a plant-based bioweapon, while Spencer utilizes a high-tech "Disintegration Field" to shut down any unlucky survivors who get to close to freedom.

Both of these villains are interesting choices, considering they're not quite as recognizable as Dr. Birkin. However, the producers put a lot of thought into whom they wanted to use as Masterminds.

Why are these the new Masterminds of Resident Evil Resistance?

Though she hasn't played a major role in the franchise since Resident Evil Revelations 2Resident Evil Resistance producer Peter Fabiano explained why Alex Wesker is the perfect addition to the game. 

"In Revelations 2, she conducted her own experiments where she taunted her subjects over loudspeakers in a similar vein to the Masterminds in Resistance, making her a perfect fit," Fabiano said.

In other words, these kind of manipulations are right up Wesker's alley. 

Meanwhile, Oswell E. Spencer has mostly stayed in the shadows for the run of the series. In fact, one of his more significant onscreen appearances was his death at the hands of Albert Wesker during the events of Resident Evil 5. Still, his importance within the Resident Evil storyline led the Resistance team to conclude that he needed to be brought "to the forefront" of a Resident Evil game. 

It's fun to be bad, so it's exciting to see Resistance will offer us so many devilish options when it releases on April 3.