Unfortunately, Resident Evil Resistance's Martin Sandwich Isn't Canon

Unfortunately, Resident Evil Resistance's Martin Sandwich Isn't Canon

The spin-off would be "impossible to fit in the actual timeline."

If you're a Resident Evil fan who was planning on spending all of April updating the series timeline after the release of the Resident Evil 3 remake, your work just got a bit easier. Producer Peter Fabiano confirms that the remake's new multiplayer component, Resident Evil Resistance, isn't an official part of the series canon. Sadly, that means newcomer Martin Sandwich won't be a "real" part of Resident Evil's lore.

Fabiano spoke with Official PlayStation Magazine (via GamesRadar+) about the remake and Resistance, which features our boy M. Sandwich and a handful of other teenage survivors in asymmetrical, four-versus-one survival matches. While Fabiano says Resistance does take place in Raccoon City, unlike the intertwining stores of Resident Evil 2 and 3, Resistance features "scenarios that make it impossible to fit in the actual timeline."

So, while that means we very likely won't see Jill Valentine get a chance to tell young Martin that she was once almost a Jill Sandwich, being unshackled from the official Resident Evil canon could let Resistance take some even weirder liberties with its storytelling. If none of this stuff impacts the series timeline, why stop at a boy named Sandwich?

Plus, lore fiends are still going to have a lot to dig into with the Resident Evil 3 remake's campaign. We've already heard that the remake is moving away from Resident Evil 3's multiple endings, and it looks like big changes could be in store for the likes of Brad Vickers and Nemesis.

The Resident Evil 3 remake will launch on April 3, 2020 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. If you want an early taste of the horrors that await you, Capcom put a Nemesis easter egg into the re-released demo for Resident Evil 2's remake.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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