Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake On Target To Launch In 2020
Resident Evil 2 Remake launched in January of this year and proved both a critical and commercial hit, notching up close to 5 million copies sold and becoming the joint-highest reviewed game of the year, sharing the honours with Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers and Disco Elysium.
Back then, Capcom intimated that future such remakes would depend on the success of Resi Evil 2 Remake. Based on its knock-out success, and we have to assume a remake is also much cheaper to make than an all-new game, then Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake always seemed like a safe bet. Having been terrified by Mr. X in RE2 Remake, just the thought of being chased by Nemesis again after all these years is giving me the heebie jeebies.
Resident Evil 3 was released in September 1999 and was officially titled Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. The game follows Jill Valentine in her wildly inappropriate outfit for zombie killing as she tries to escape Raccoon City overrun by a population infected with the T-virus. The game famously introduces the antagonist Nemesis, a villain with questionable veneers who you can never defeat until the final fight – that’s right, even if you seem to evade or beat him during an earlier encounter, that big boy will inevitably smash through a wall like the undead Kool-Aid Man again.
Resident Evil 3 Remake isn’t the only RE in development though. Project Resistance has also been announced but this is an asymmetric 4v1 multiplayer game with a seemingly big focus on combat. Capcom is probably at least kicking around ideas for Resident Evil 8 as well, although we’d imagine that one will be a little further afield.