Resident Evil 3 Remake: Your Nemesis Returns in 2020

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Jill Valentine will need to re-escape from Racoon City, as Capcom announced a PS4, Xbox One, and PC remake to 1999’s Resident Evil 3: Nemesis today at Sony’s State of Play Livestream.

As the trailer shows, Resident Evil 3 takes place 24 hours before the events of its predecessor, Resident Evil 2, which received its own remake last January. The game features series veteran Jill Valentine trying to escape a T-virus-infected Raccoon City with the help of her partner Carlos Oliveira. The evil Umbrella corporation wants to do everything in its power to stop her and any other surviving members of the S.T.A.R.S. organization from getting out of the city alive.

A slick and scream-filled trailer featured glimpses of the game’s trenchcoat-wearing namesake stalking Valentine, intent on completing that mission. The original game’s Nemesis mechanic, which saw a dangerous, unkillable zombie pop up periodically throughout the game to annoy the player and follow them from zone to zone, was lauded as adding urgency to the escape from the Raccoon City.

Carlos’s hair has grown since 1999. (Capcom)

In an effort to bring RE3 into the 21st century, Capcom has said it’s zooming the camera down to the series’ now-trademark over-the-shoulder positioning—the same treatment RE2 receive—and using photogrammetry technology to scan in actors’ faces and performances for both human characters and zombies.

The RE3 Remake is planned for April 3, 2020. It will come bundled with Resident Evil Resistance, an asymmetric team-based survival game that had a public beta test earlier this year under the title Project Resistance. In it, a team of four humans has to use tools and weapons to fight off a Nemesis-esque monster (the Mastermind) controlled by another player.

Those who pre-order will receive alternate, classic costumes for Jill and Carlos, while megafans in North America have the option of a $180 collector’s edition.

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Nick Zazulia

Nick Zazulia is a trained journalist and an untrained gamer who gravitates toward anything with strong customization and management, whether it’s an RPG or a sports sim. He believes that FFVIII is better than VII, Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis is criminally underrated, and dogs and cats are equally deserving of our love.

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