The details for Resident Evil 3 keep flowing out there slowly and in little chunks and we have even more to go with from an interview in the latest OPM. This interview all comes from a Capcom producer, Peter Fabiano, where some questions were asked and we did not get the usual runaround that comes at this point in development. Granted, April 3rd is coming up fast and we need to know what is going on for Resident Evil 3 before it launches and now we have a few more major changes coming here. From the sounds of it all, it is all the good kind of changes we have been hoping for too.
The details are very direct and to the point, but one of the big ones looks to be that this Resident Evil 3 will be dropping the multiple endings that we all had in the first run. One of the endings we could get before went on to be the official version, so it is most likely safe to assume that will be the one we are going to get here. All while playing more of the Carlos side of things. He is going to be more than just a playable character as it was stated. That and the Nemesis for Resident Evil 3 will be something more than a clone of Mr. X from the last title that we had. Mix in the word that Mercenaries mode has been dropped in this version too. Given that we have Resistance added in for free, though, that is not a huge shock there.
Resident Evil 3 Remake — Announcement
Today on PlayStation’s State of Play broadcast, Capcom celebrated the 20th anniversary of the survival horror classic Resident Evil 3: Nemesis by unveiling a completely reimagined Resident Evil 3. On the heels of the award-winning Resident Evil 2, this highly demanded follow-up in the 94 million unit selling franchise once again utilizes Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine to complete the Raccoon City story arc. Resident Evil 3 stars Jill Valentine – one of video games’ most iconic heroines – as she escapes from a crumbling Raccoon City while being pursued by the unrelenting bioweapon Nemesis. Players can also participate in previously untold Umbrella experiments on the outskirts of Raccoon City in the included online asymmetrical multiplayer game Resident Evil Resistance, previously known as the working title Project Resistance. Resident Evil 3 will be available on PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, and Steam on April 3, 2020.
Resident Evil 3 Remake is set amidst the nightmarish outbreak of the T-virus, a biological weapon developed by the pharmaceutical company Umbrella Corporation. The game marks the debut of Nemesis – a towering humanoid bioweapon designed for both brutality and high-functioning intelligence – whose dogged hunt of S.T.A.R.S. member Jill Valentine made him an icon of the Resident Evil series. Armed with an arsenal of high-powered weaponry and wrapped in a black suit to hide his mutilated features, Nemesis will maim, pulverize or destroy any obstacle on the path to his target.
Jill’s harrowing escape takes place in the panic-stricken hours leading up to and following the events of the acclaimed best-selling Resident Evil 2. Intense combat and puzzle-solving combine to deliver the heart-pounding final chapter of Raccoon City’s collapse. The horrific settings from the original game and new content come to life as never before with RE Engine, previously utilized to create the acclaimed Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Resident Evil 2, and Devil May Cry 5 with high-definition graphics and modernized gameplay mechanics.
Complementing the action-packed single-player campaign is Resident Evil Resistance, an asymmetrical 4 vs. 1 multiplayer game originally unveiled as a working title at Tokyo Game Show earlier this year. As the Mastermind behind the scenes, players can assume the role of key Resident Evil characters like Annette Birkin in a series of deadly experiments. Manipulate the environment and wield a deck of cards to place vicious creatures, set traps and weaponized security cameras to snare hapless Survivors. A first for the franchise, Masterminds can even directly control elite bioweapons like G-Birkin and Tyrant. In turn, four Survivors must effectively work together, making the most of a variety of weapons and each player’s unique special abilities, to stand a chance of escaping the experiment before time runs out.
North American console players will also be able to purchase a Resident Evil 3 Collector’s Edition. This premium package contains a physical copy of Resident Evil 3, a high-quality Jill Valentine figure, printed artbook, a Raccoon City map wall poster and a digital Resident Evil 3 soundtrack. Those who pre-order will also receive the exclusive Classic Costume Pack that features the original design for Jill Valentine and hairstyle for Carlos Oliveira.
Is any of this a huge shock for Resident Evil 3 here or did you expect all of this to be different for the final version? Do you think we are going to get a different ending than we had before for the story cannon or will it be along those lines yet again? Were you hoping that Mercenaries was going to be back for this run or did you expect it to get dropped? Let us all know down in the comments and then feel free to discuss them all below. For more on Resident Evil 3, be sure to keep checking back in here. We will do our best to keep you all up to date on it all.