Resident Evil 3 Remake is official, and it's coming out sooner than you think.
During today's State of Play, Capcom announced Resident Evil 3 Remake will release on April 3, 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The late 90's cult classic has been reborn in the high-end RE Engine, bringing all-new enhanced visuals, amazing lighting and atmospheric effects, and superb animations. In fact, Resident Evil 3 looks better than this year's excellent RE2 Remake.
Capcom says Resident Evil 3 has been "completely reimagined" this time around, and Jill's new look certain shows as much.
We're also getting a two-for-one with Resident Evil 3: anyone who buys the game gets the 4v1 online multiplayer game Resident Evil Resistance for free. Everything we've seen on Resistance makes it look pretty fun and unique, and should complement the singleplayer-only RE3 quite well.
This a tremendously smart move on Capcom's part. Injecting a live game as a free component to one of the most-anticipated remakes will not only provide variety for gamers, but it'll ensure anyone who buys RE3 tries out the online game--and possibly spends money in the online store.
The release timing is interesting, too. RE3 Remake is launching two days after Capcom's new fiscal year begins on April 1, 2020, and should bring in strong sales revenues as the publisher gears up its release slates for next-gen consoles. It's likely we'll see Resident Evil 3 re-released or enhanced for PlayStation 5 and the next-gen Project Scarlett Xbox family in late 2020.
Resident Evil 3 Remake will be out April 3, 2020 just days before Cyberpunk 2077 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Here's more info on Resident Evil 3 that's lifted right from the official press release:
Resident Evil 3 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.
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