UPDATE: The cat’s out of the big. Resident Evil 3 Remake is the real deal. The official artwork has just surfaced on the PlayStation Network ahead of any official announcement.
We’ve got multiple pieces of artwork incorporating various packshots for Resident Evil 3, both under that name and under its Japanese pseudonym of Biohazard.
If we had to take a guess, we’d assume Capcom plans to properly unveil Biohazard: RE3 during The Game Awards on December 12th, although there is the off chance this ‘leak’ could accelerate those plans.
It’s only been about 10-11 months since Resident Evil 2 Remake launched so this would represent a remarkably quick turnaround. We’ve got no release date yet with a reveal imminent then a 2020 launch could be likely.
That wasn’t all either. Remember the Project Resistance 4v1 multiplayer game which Capcom revealed a while ago? That’s now officially called Resident Evil Resistance, unsurprisingly. It has very similar titling and art layout to Resident Evil 3 Remake.
Resident Evil Resistance features four survivors working together to battle zombies, tyrants, and other horrors, as well as scavenging gear while trying to make it out alive. The ‘1’ in this 4v1 scenario is a dungeon master of sorts, laying tricks, dropping in enemies, and firing gun turrets, all from the comfort of a CCTV room.
At this point we’d be inclined to guess Resistance is actually a multiplayer component bolted on to Resident Evil 3, although this is nothing more than a hunch. If Capcom wants to avoid trade-ins and other pesky potential losses of earning then this could be a smart value add that injects a little more life into RE3 once the campaign’s wrapped.
Expect to see plenty more on both of these Resident Evil projects shortly.
Original Story: 22-Nov-2019 - Rumour: Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake on target to launch in 2020
Multiple sources are reporting with some degree of certainty that a Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake is in development and on track to launch at some point in 2020.
Resident Evil 2 Remake launched in January of this year and proved both a critical and commercial hit, notching up close to 5 million copies sold and becoming the joint-highest reviewed game of the year, sharing the honours with Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers and Disco Elysium.
Back then, Capcom intimated that future such remakes would depend on the success of Resi Evil 2 Remake. Based on its knock-out success, and we have to assume a remake is also much cheaper to make than an all-new game, then Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake always seemed like a safe bet. Having been terrified by Mr. X in RE2 Remake, just the thought of being chased by Nemesis again after all these years is giving me the heebie jeebies.
Anyway, the rumour originated on YouTube channel Spawn Wave but this has subsequently been backed up by sources close to Eurogamer and VGC, among others.
Resident Evil 3 Remake isn’t the only RE in development though. Project Resistance has also been announced but this is an asymmetric 4v1 multiplayer game with a seemingly big focus on combat. Capcom is probably at least kicking around ideas for Resident Evil 8 as well, although we’d imagine that one will be a little further afield.
What do you reckon then, would you be hyped for a second Resident Evil remake? Or would you prefer to see Capcom focus on an all-new Resident Evil experience? Let us know below!