Capcom officially unveiled a Resident Evil 3 remake, a rethinking of the cult survival horror of 1999. On this occasion, we’ve gathered all the information about the game for you.
The action, as before, will unfold in Raccoon City. The city is completely covered by the epidemic, the streets are wandered by the dead, and the city’s jungle has become a cemetery of upside-down cars and collapsing buildings.
Against this backdrop, Jill Valentine is preparing her escape from the city. Her story begins a few days before September 29th, the day that Leon and Claire arrives in town.
Jill, an experienced member of the S.T.A.R.S. Special Police Unit and survivor of the Arklai Mountains incident (the scene of the very first Resident Evil), is already familiar with the horrors ahead.
S.T.A.R.S. was investigating the strange disappearances in Raccoon City, during which it found out that the pharmaceutical company Umbrella and its biological weapons, the T-virus, were to blame for everything that happened. In the course of this trial, some members of the squad were killed.
Jill Valentine and other survivors of S.T.A.R.S. are trying to reveal this truth to the world, but find that the police department is under the influence of Umbrella and all their reports on the case are being discarded.
But soon information about this terrible virus begins to surface, while evil dogs began to wander through the streets of the city. The plague is spreading all over Raccoon City, and now Jill must survive by all means.
In addition to Jill Valentine herself, there will also be various friendly characters in the game. For example, Carlos Olivera, a member of the U.B.C.S., who does everything he can to help any survivor he finds, including the main character. Together they will have to get through a deadly city if they want to get out of it.
As with the recent Resident Evil 2 remake, the camera will be over the shoulder. In general, the gameplay is similar to the previous game, but the accent (as in the original 1999) is shifted more towards action.
Escaping the city itself will not be easy. The undead actively roams the deserted landscape, while in the shade looms much more serious threat
If you think that the Tyrant (also known as Mr. X) was frightening, then with the arrival of Nemesis in Raccoon City, the level of horror will rise to a whole new level. Made for one purpose only, he will stop at nothing to destroy the last members of the S.T.A.R.S. squad.
Being smarter, and perhaps unkillable compared to Tirana, Nemesis can arm himself with various weapons, like a cult rocket launcher, or simply crush everything that stands in his way. And as if dead men and a frightening pursuer were not enough, Jill would have to fight a private military group as well.
In the spirit of true survival horror, you will have to watch over your health, to approach the use of bullets and objects with maximum intelligence, as well as to manage your inventory competently.
Like Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5, RE Engine is used to create incredibly realistic graphics. Actors, clothes and even objects around them have been scanned using photogrammetry to bring Resident Evil to life down to the last detail.
Together with Resident Evil 3 will be supplied and previously presented asymmetrical cooperative in the format 4 on 1, Resident Evil: Resistance. The project will allow you to take on the role of Mastermind, and there will be a number of them in the game, including Annette Birkin from Resident Evil 2. You’ll be able to do a series of deadly experiments on a group of poor survivors.
Using a deck of cards, you’ll set up traps, place various creatures like zombies or lizards, and use the weapon you put your camera on to defeat survivors before they escape.
If you want to get your hands dirty, you can take control of one of the cult opponents in the series, like Tirana and William Birkin (after being infected with the virus) from Resident Evil 2.
At the same time, a team of four survivors will be fighting time. If it runs out, they have a chance to escape with it. Playing for survivors, you’ll have to team up and try to get the most out of your weapons and abilities if you really want to escape.
North Americans will also be able to buy the Resident Evil 3 collection edition. It will include the following:
A physical copy of the game;
A high-quality figure of Jill Valentine;
A double-sided poster with a city map;
In addition, any Resident Evil 3 edition (including collector’s edition) will give players exclusive classic costumes and hairstyles for Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliver.