This year’s Resident Evil 2 remake was an enormous success for Capcom, introducing a new generation of players to the Raccoon City incident with a brand-new control scheme and updated gameplay. It should be no surprise that Capcom is going forward with a full remake of the third game — Resident Evil 3: Nemesis — and images hosted on Sony’s servers appear to confirm it.
Posters for a Resident Evil 3 remake were discovered by the game tracker Gamstat, which catalogs additions made to the PlayStation Network. Among these are Biohazard RE: 3 and Biohazard RE: 3 Z Version, both of which feature the Nemesis villain. Biohazard is what the Resident Evil series is called in Japan, and was itself the subtitle for Resident Evil 7 in the rest of the world.
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The Resident Evil 3 version of the poster is also available on the site, as is Resident Evil Resistance, which was previously teased under the title Project Resistance. Unlike the main games, it’s a multiplayer game that pits one player in control of hazards and creatures against a team of players trying to survive. A closed beta was held earlier this year, and it doesn’t appear to have any direct connection to the other games.
Like the first two games in the series, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis was originally released on the PlayStation. It later came to other platforms, including PC and the GameCube. Though not as critically acclaimed as its predecessors, it still received strong reviews and stands as an excellent take on the survival-horror genre. The game saw the return of Jill Valentine as a protagonist — she first appeared in the original Resident Evil.
Capcom certainly has plenty more Resident Evil games that could be given the full remake treatment in its excellent RE Engine. Resident Evil: Code — Veronica is arguably more crucial to the main storyline than Resident Evil 3. Resident Evil 4, of course, is considered one of the greatest horror games ever made, but even its visuals and controls could receive retooling in order to fall more in line with the Resident Evil 2 remake style.
We expect to hear more on Resident Evil 3 very soon, potentially during The Game Awards on December 12. If you are near a participating Cinemark theater, you may be able to watch the awards with fellow video game fans on the big screen.
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