We knew it was coming, but it’s nice to have confirmation. Resident Evil 3 is getting a remake, and it’s scheduled for an April the 3rd, 2020 release. Capcom announced yesterday that the third main game in the series is being remade with a new camera, new controls, and updated visuals. Here’s the trailer:
The original game, fully titled Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, was released in 1999 for the PlayStation, GameCube, PC, and Dreamcast. It features Jill Valentine from the original Resident Evil attempting to flee Raccoon City a day before the events of Resident Evil 2. The kicker is that she doesn’t just have the oncoming Raccoon City apocalypse to deal with, a bioengineered titan called Nemesis stalks her through the streets.
The Resident Evil 3 Remake looks to revitalise the game much like the remake of the second game did, whilst still keeping that classic Resident Evil feel.
The game isn’t launching alone, however, as alongside it Capcom are releasing Resident Evil: Resistance, a 4v1 asymmetrical multiplayer game that sees four players pit their wits and skills against a player-controlled enemy, who also controls traps and monsters. Previously known as Project Resistance, you can check out a gameplay trailer and more over here when we reported on it back in September.
After the incredible success of Resident Evil 2’s remake, smashing an astounding four million copies sold, Capcom must be looking at the rest of their Resident Evil catalogue with hungry eyes, and who can blame them. Time will tell if the Resident Evil 3 Remake will hit similar numbers or if the power of Nemesis isn’t enough to propel it to the same heights.
The Resident Evil 3 Remake will be coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One on April the 3rd, 2020.