Resident Evil 3 Remake Officially Releases April 2020
The first Resident Evil 3 Remake trailer has dropped on yesterday’s PlayStation State of Play live stream, confirming once and for all that this much rumored survival horror sequel from Capcom is officially on the way, with a release date of April 3 2020. The trailer, which can be viewed in its entirety below, reveals that this re-imagining of the 1999 classic will feature the return of the villainous abomination Nemesis alongside protagonists Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveira.
The Resident Evil 3 reveal trailer (above) gave us an intense first-person POV sequence of a character fleeing from the series’ iconic tyrant, Nemesis. That character was eventually revealed to be Jill Valentine, one of the last remaining S.T.A.R.S. members still in Raccoon City during the deadly zombie outbreak, which players last experienced in the Resident Evil 2 remake. (Despite the brief first-person part of the trailer, Resident Evil 3 will continue in the vein of the Resident Evil 2 remake with its over-the-shoulder third-person action.)
Resident Evil fans may also be pleased (or not) to see some returning characters from the original RE3: Nemesis in the rest of the trailer. If you’ve never played the original and you’re confused about the chronology of the series and how Nemesis fits next to the Resident Evil 2 remake, scroll down to the Story and Characters section. Or stay away if you want to go in blind!
Resident Evil 3 follows Jill Valentine’s encounter with the unrelenting Nemesis in this new horror remake and the end of the trailer offers glimpses at Jill’s terrifying look – just in case you’re brave enough to watch it again.
While a Resident Evil 3 remake isn’t a surprise, the fact that it’s actually the campaign portion of the previously announced 4v1 asymmetrical multiplayer take on the series, Project Resistance, wasn’t expected. Project Resistance has four survivors trying to outlast the tricks and traps of a fifth player, the Mastermind, who wins by killing the survivors off.
The Collector’s Edition costs $179.99 and comes with a physical copy of the game, a Jill Valentine statue, digital soundtrack, art book, and reversible poster with a map of Raccoon City, all of it packaged in an item box straight out of the game.
At the 2019 Sony State of Play, Capcom confirmed yesterday (December 10) that the remake of the ’90s classic will be released on April 3, 2020. The announcement was accompanied by a super-scary trailer which you can watch above. The remake is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, and you can pre-order it now to receive bonuses.