With the announcement of the release of a new Resident Evil 3 remake for April 3rd, 2020 and new stuff coming out, like cover arts, trailers and even a little Nemesis Easter egg added into the Resident Evil 2 remake demo on Steam, fans of the franchise have been getting just enough material to be edged on their seats but not enough to tell too much and ruin the surprises. We’re here to provide you with everything you need to know and what you could expect from this installment in the series.
First off we have the leaked poster that die hard fans immediately spotted when the cover art dropped on December 3rd on the PlayStation Store, where they instantly noticed the design changes to some of the characters like Nemesis, Carlos and Jill.
Our female protagonist is now seen sporting a new tank top/pants combo, which in our opinion is a great choice considering that a rather short skirt isn’t the greatest choice for kicking some virus infected butt.
Unfortunate for Jill, with her revival we also get her big stalker rival Nemesis back. He also underwent some aesthetical changes that left some viewers lose sleep with the nightmare fueling new features, not that the old design was pleasant to look at anyways.
As usual, this installment acts like both a prequel and a sequel to the previous one which is why we had multiple shots from locations from the Resident Evil 2 remake like a shot from the main hall of Raccoon City police department, the orphanage, sewers beneath the city and Birkin’s Lab. We also get to see the characters that accompanied us through the series like Leon, Claire Redfield and Sherry Birkin.
In addition to that, fans got an unexpected addition that is the reveal of a new multiplayer mode, Project Resistance, which it turns out won’t be a game on its own but will actually be a mode included in the game itself. After all, the game is 20 years old now, so we guess it’s alright to start sharing the joy of being attacked by gruesome zombies while trying to solve puzzles with some friends.
Enough talking about how the characters’ looks, let’s discuss some Easter eggs and theories.
A couple days ago, Capcom released an updated version of the Resident Evil 2 remake demo and fans were surprised by what they found. When you exit the police department and head to the graveyard you’ll be met with with a familiar character roaring « STARS » and we all know whose famous catchphrase that might be.
Some fans are speculating that the Resident Evil 3 remake will be more of an open world game, seeing that the locations aren’t limited to a lab or police station. In the original RE3: Nemesis, Jill would explore Raccoon City, or rather the remains of it after a virus got the best of it, so it’s clear to see how well that would play out in an open world type of game.
JET Press Team