Capcom has been on a magnificent streak recently, releasing revivals and new entries in its beloved franchises to both critical and commercial acclaim. The Japanese giant has felt unstoppable this generation, so it’s super exciting to see them dishing out another potential classic in the form of Resident Evil 3 Remake.
Having been confirmed by Capcom in the latest State of Play broadcast, Trusted Reviews has compiled everything you need to know Resident Evil 3 Remake including all the latest news, release date, trailers, gameplay and more.
Resident Evil 3 Remake news – Updates on Carlos and Nemesis
In a recent interview with Official PlayStation Magazine (via Reddit), the team behind Resident Evil 3 Remake has expanded upon certain aspects of the project, which at the moment is roughly 90% complete ahead of its April 2020 release date.
Plenty of fascinating nuggets of information can be drawn from the interview, including that Nemesis will be based upon the intelligence of Mr. X, but is far more deadly and no longer confined to the Raccoon City Police Department. He’ll hunt you down, no matter where you are. A real-life replica of the creature was also made for reference, which is something we’d absolutely love to see for ourselves.
We also receive more details on Raccoon City itself, and how much of it we can expect to explore. Confirmed locations include the previously mentioned Police Department, Hospital, Gun Shop and the zombie-littered streets. It’s safe to assume it will remain faithful to the original while pushing us in some bold new directions. Sound will also be more important, with players standing the chance of attracting foes if they’re too loud, or opting for stealth if they’re quiet.
Carlos will also be playable for the first time with his own dedicated section, similar to Sherry Berkin in Resident Evil 2 Remake. Specifics of this remain unconfirmed, but with the launch only a few months away, we won’t have very long to wait.
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What is the Resident Evil 3 Remake?
Resident Evil 3 is a complete remake of the survival horror classic. It takes place during the same time as it predecessor, yet follows a completely different cast of characters as they try and survive amidst the zombie outbreak.
It will once again feature Jill Valentine as she is chased relentlessly across Raccoon City by the seemingly unstoppable Nemesis, an enemy who puts Mr. X to shame. He’s a monstrous creature with thing on his mind – making Jill’s life an absolute misery. Other familiar faces such as Brad Vickers and Carlos Oliveira will also make a welcome return.
Resident Evil 2 Remake was a complete reinvention of the original experience, yet kept the same characters, narrative and locations of the 1998 classic with a handful of notable exceptions. Either way, it was still a positively brilliant survival horror outing in every way. If Nemesis can replicate even a small portion of this success, we’re in for an absolute treat.
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Resident Evil 3 Remake release date – when is it coming out?
Capcom has confirmed that Resident Evil 3 Remake will be launching for PS4, Xbox One and PC on April 3, 2020.
Resident Evil 3 Remake characters – who will be in the remake
We’ve compiled a list of some of Resident Evil 3 Remake’s major players below, many of which fans of the original will likely recognise right away, along with some lesser known faces set to make an appearance:
- Jill Valentine
- Carlos Oliveira
- Nicholai Ginovaef
- Mikhael Victor
- Tyrell Patrick
- Murphy Seeker
- Brad Vickers
- Dario Rosso
Resident Evil 3 Remake trailer – How does it look?
Resident Evil 3 Remake gameplay – How does it look?
Capcom is staying true to the franchises’ tried-and-true formula with Resident Evil 3 Remake, and we definitely can’t blame them. Last year’s re-imagining of Leon’s debut was an absolutely fantastic combination of freeform exploration and punchy, bare-knuckle gunplay. While you’ll return to familiar locations such as the Raccoon City Police Department and specific areas of the metropolis, everything else is unlike anything we’ve seen before.
We’re incredibly eager to explore a vast, modern rendition of Raccoon City for the first time, taking in the dark, rain-drenched streets swarming with the undead. Moment-to-moment action players will be keenly aware of, albeit with a few major changes. Jill has a more nuanced dodge move for avoiding the jaws of zombies, while the larger locale should allow for additional exploration and possibly some side quests, if we’re lucky. That’s all speculation on our part, though.
A recent trailer saw further details emerge on Nemesis, who Capcom has descirbed as “virtually impossible” to kill as he chases you down with an assortment of deadly weapons. Unlike the original, he can use morbid tentacles to leap up onto ledges and platforms, meaning even with the higher ground you’re never truly safe. No matter how many times you take him down, Nemesis will simple get back up and continue the hunt. Other iconic enemies such as the Hunters will also make their first appearance in several years.
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Resident Evil 3 Remake Special Editions – What is in them?
Like many of its major releases, Capcom has announced a number of limited and special edition bundles for Resident Evil 3, containing a bunch of goodies hardcore fans will want to take advantage of. The Resident Evil 3 Collector’s Edition is easily the biggest offering, providing players with the following for $179.99. We’ll be sure to confirm UK pricing once it becomes available:
- Raccoon City Map Poster
- Digital Double Album Soundtrack
- Jill Valentine Figurine
- Collector’s Art Book
- A physical copy of the game
- Special S.T.A.R.S packaging box
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Project Resistance – what is the multiplayer component like?
Revealed ahead of Resident Evil 3, Project Resistance is a multiplayer component which will be packaged in with the upcoming remake. We previously thought it was a standalone product, so it’s now an added bonus for fans eager to pick up the solo survival horror experience. Having played a few rounds of Project Resistance, it certainly needs some work, so it’s a relief we won’t need to pay anything extra for it.
It will follow a cast of distinct survivors as they try and stay alive in the clutches of Raccoon City. Unfortunately, hunkering down in a bunker and waiting things out simply isn’t an option, as they’re being chased by RE2’s big bad – the unstoppable tyrant. More importantly, a player-controlled overseer is capable of populating each level with an array of different creatures and traps, watching the survivors through security camera situated about the place.
Working alongside friends to avoid a procedural stream of obstacles set by another player is an excellent idea, taking the ingredients of Dead by Daylight or Friday the 13th and twisting them into something new and exciting. We just hope the mode’s environments are designed in a way to accomodate these ideas instead of recycling levels from the solo campaign, since that could spell disaster. Capcom doesn’t have the best track-record for Resident Evil multiplayer, so perhaps this could break that unlucky streak?