After the success of Resident Evil 2, a remake of the next game in the series was a foregone conclusion. The rumours, predictions and leaks have been coming at us for months, and now we know that the news is official – Capcom is definitely remaking Resident Evil 3.
Indeed, Resident Evil 3 is the next remake on Capcom’s list, featuring modern graphics and all the other bells and whistles unlocked by current-gen hardware. While this announcement shouldn’t come as a surprise, the reveal was further spoiled by a leak of the cover art earlier in December. The game is out on 23 April for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
The game’s remake was announced during one of Sony’s ‘State Of Play’ live-streams, with this trailer quickly following…
Resident Evil 3 was originally released in 1999, a continuation of the series that’s often credited for truly kicking off the survival horror genre. The game stars Jill Valentine, who we first met in the 1996 original as a member of the STARS response team investigating the spooky Arklay Mansion, and an Umbrella operative named Carlos Oliveira. Together, they must make their escape from the zombie-infested Raccoon City before it’s too late, but in their way is a bio-weapon unlike any they’ve encountered before, the gruesomely scarred Nemesis, who continuously hunts the protagonists throughout the game.
Judging from the great work Capcom did with Resident Evil 2‘s Tyrant, this new version of Nemesis should be nothing short of terrifying. We certainly can’t wait for all the mods that pop up after the game’s release.
As a nice surprise bonus, the previously announced Project Resistance, an asymmetrical multiplayer game that sees four survivors face off against a player-controller mastermind, will come bundled with the remake as its PvP component. We played Resistance back at NYCC 2019 and were overall impressed with the challenge of the mode, but your mileage is really going to depend on who’s controlling the zombies and the other threats designed to kill you.
The Resident Evil 3 remake release date has been set for 23 April, and we’ll be sure to keep you posted as we hear more.