Resident Evil 3 Remake Leak Via PlayStation Store
Resident Evil 3 Remake has leaked on the official PS4 PlayStation Store ahead of Capcom officially unveiling the remake of the PS1 survival horror classic. As revealed in a post by tweeter Nibel below, cover artwork for the Resident Evil 3 Remake has appeared on the PSN story.
The Resident Evil 3 Remake artwork shows Jill Valentine, Nemesis and Carlos Oliveira. It’s unclear when Capcom will unveil the Resident Evil 3 Remake officially, but it’s expected to be at the Game Awards 2019 next week.
We’ve got multiple pieces of artwork incorporating various packshots for Resident Evil 3, both under that name and under its Japanese pseudonym of Biohazard.
If we had to take a guess, we’d assume Capcom plans to properly unveil Biohazard: RE3 during The Game Awards on December 12th, although there is the off chance this ‘leak’ could accelerate those plans.
It’s only been about 10-11 months since Resident Evil 2 Remake launched so this would represent a remarkably quick turnaround. We’ve got no release date yet with a reveal imminent then a 2020 launch could be likely.
The covers reveal that Nemesis, the big bad from the original game of 1999, will be back in action as the remake’s main antagonist, alongside lead characters Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveira, looking ready for combat against the backdrop of Raccoon City.
Reports of a Resident Evil 3 Remake began swirling a few weeks ago, with rumours of 2020 release date which would launch the game in the same year as upcoming asymmetric multiplayer spin-off Project Resistance.
From the looks of it, it appears the Resident Evil 3 Remake will be built using the RE Engine that the RE2 Remake and RE7 used. It will be an interesting to see whether the RE3 Remake reimagines the PS1 classic as more of a survival horror experience than the original. Resident Evil 3 Nemesis had more of an action orientated feel to it than previous games in the RE series.
Will Capcom keep this approach with plenty of action, or will they double down on the survival horror elements of the game?
This remains to be seen, with fans hopefully getting the first glimpse of it at the Game Awards 2019 next week. Earlier this year Resident Evil 2 Remake producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi said a Resident Evil 3 Remake was possible.
However, Hirabayashi-san said the likelihood of an RE3 Remake depended on fan response to the RE2 Remake. According to latest sales figures from Capcom, as of the end of September the Resident Evil 2 Remake had sold 4.7million units. This was almost as much as the 1998 release sold which is 4.96million units.
It’s been pretty much an open secret that Capcom would give Resident Evil 3 the same treatment as Resident Evil 2. Rumours as recently as last week said it could be revealed this month, and released in 2020. With The Game Awards coming up, we may just get our first proper look at it.