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Resident Evil 3 Remake: Everything We Know

December 13, 2019
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Buoyed by the enormous commercial and critical response to this year’s ‘Resident Evil 2’ remake, Capcom is gearing up to bring yet another one of their classic horror games into the modern generation. For better or worse, 1999’s ‘Resident Evil 3: Nemesis’ marked a turning point for the Resident Evil franchise from pure survival horror to a more bombastic action oriented style.

As such, fans of the later Resident Evil games will find this a more familiar experience, while also rediscovering the game in new light, both literally and figuratively. Read on to find out everything we know about the upcoming ‘Resident Evil 3’ remake.

Resident Evil 3 Remake Plot: What is the Game About?

Since ‘Resident Evil 3’ is a remake, the game’s main story line will most likely mirror that of the 1999 original. The game serves as a prequel to the events of ‘Resident Evil 2’, which also got a remake from Capcom earlier this year. More specifically, the game is set 24 hours before ‘Resident Evil 2’ in Raccoon City.

You play as Jill Valentine, former member of the Special Tactics And Rescue Service (S.T.A.R.S.), who is desperately trying to escape the city after most of its population has been transformed into zombies by the outbreak of the T-virus, the latest biological warfare implement synthesized by the evil pharmaceutical company Umbrella Corporation. However, Jill is being closely pursued by a bio-organic abomination known simply as Nemesis. In her quest to stay clear of Nemesis and escape the city, Jill runs into three more survivors – Carlos Oliveira, Mikhail Victor and Nikolai Zinoviev. Zinoviev reveals that if the three of them can make it to the city’s Clock Tower and ring the bell, a rescue helicopter could be contacted.

Depending on which path you take throughout the course of the game, ‘Resident Evil 3’ features slightly different endings. However, all of the endings close with Jill and Carlos escaping via a helicopter while US government fired nuke rockets towards Raccoon City to destroy the infection.

The upcoming ‘Resident Evil 3’ game is an entire remake of the original game, which means it goes far beyond a remaster. Not only will the game feature updated visuals with significantly better lighting, dynamic shadows, textures and post processing, but it will also feature all new character models for iconic Resident Evil heroes such as Jill Valentine as well as new animations. The monstrous Nemesis also gets a remake, just like the burly Mr. X did in the ‘Resident Evil 2’ remake.

Resident Evil 3 Remake Gameplay

‘Resident Evil 3’ remake is a survival horror game, just like the original ‘Resident Evil 3: Nemesis’. However, instead of the fixed camera angles and pulled back third person perspective in the original, the remake features an over the shoulder Third Person Shooter (TPS) view, much like this year’s ‘Resident Evil 2’ remake.

Back in the day, the original ‘Resident Evil 3: Nemesis’ marked a shift for the franchise from methodical survival horror to more action oriented gameplay. Expect the remake to be the same way, with the player having access to a wide variety of weapons including pistols, shotguns, assault rifles and even rocket launchers. There is also the option to dodge attacks and perform quick evasive maneuvers. Besides fighting zombies, the other main thing you’re going to be doing in ‘Resident Evil 3’ remake is solving puzzles, which can be fairly challenging at times.

A big is how much more open ‘Resident Evil 3’ remake is compared to its predecessor. While ‘Resident Evil 2’ remake took place largely inside a mansion, ‘Resident Evil 3’ lets you roam the much wider and open areas in Raccoon City.

The original game also featured a minigame known as ‘The Mercenaries: Operation Mad Jackal’ which would only unlock once you finished the main story mode. In this minigame, the player controls a member of the Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service who must make it from one side of the city to another within a stipulated time. This time target can be extended by performing various tasks and missions along the way. We can expect this mode to return in the remake, perhaps having been even more fleshed out this time around.

However, perhaps the single biggest addition to the remake is the all new multiplayer component titled ‘Resident Evil Resistance’, previously known simply as ‘Project Resistance’. The multiplayer consists of an asymmetric 1 vs 4 survival mode in the vein of ‘Dead by Daylight’ and ‘Friday the 13th: The Game’. The mode pits a Mastermind, who can lay traps and activate zombies, against a group of 4 survivors with unique skill sets working together to escape. Along with the previously revealed characters, ‘Resident Evil Resistance’ will also feature a brand new survivor character – skilled engineer and mechanic Martin Sandwich.

Resident Evil 3 Remake Developers: Who Are The People Behind It?

‘Resident Evil 3’ remake is being developed and published by Japanese gaming behemoth Capcom. Masachika Kawata is serving as producer on the project. Capcom has been on a bit of a roll in recent years, particularly with the Resident Evil franchise. Both 2017’s ‘Resident Evil 7: Biohazard’ and this year’s ‘Resident Evil 2’ remake were massive hits, and ‘Resident Evil 3’ looks like it could extend Capcom’s hot streak.

Resident Evil 3 Remake Release Date: When And Where Can I Play It?

Capcom revealed in September of this year that the ‘Resident Evil 3’ remake will release on April 3, 2020. Everyone who purchases a copy of ‘Resident Evil 3’ remake will also receive a copy of the multiplayer focused ‘Resident Evil Resistance’ for free along with it. ‘Resident Evil 3’ remake will be available to play on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC at launch.

Resident Evil 3 Remake Trailer

You can watch the trailer for ‘Resident Evil 3’ Remake right here:

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