After the phenomenal success (both critically and commercially) of the Resident Evil 2 remake, it’s no real surprise that Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is getting the same treatment.
Sadly ‘Nemesis’ is actually getting dropped from the title, but he’s still a massive (literally) presence in the game, pursuing you throughout and generally making the whole thing pretty stressful. Cheers Capcom.
If you want to know how it feels in practice, we’ve already played the game so make sure to check out our
RE3 review to see what we thought.
Is the Resident Evil 3 remake out now?
The game is out now, after releasing on Friday 3 April 2020.
There’s no word yet on availability for upcoming
Xbox Series X, but considering the regularity with which the game has been ported in the past, it’s likely it will make its way onto next-gen consoles at some point.
Is there a demo?
Capcom released a playable demo of the game ahead of the launch, which you can find on PS4, Xbox One, or Steam.
In the playable section you control Jill Valentine, as she teams up with Carlos Oliveira and the Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service (U.B.C.S.) to evacuate civilians from Raccoon City, all the while hunted by Nemesis.
Along the way there’s a ‘Mr. Charlie scavenger hunt’ with twenty targets to try and complete before the end of the demo, and anyone who makes it to the end will be rewarded with a special cinematic trailer.
Watch the trailers
Here is the announcement trailer for the remake, released during the State of Play presentation in December 2019. There are some pretty harrowing scenes, but that’s to be expected from the Resident Evil series.
It’s also definitely worth watching January 2020’s Nemesis trailer, a detailed look at – you guessed it – the Nemesis, the hulking monstrosity that will be pursuing you non-stop this time around:
What can we expect from the Resident Evil 3 remake?
If you’ve played the original, or any of the Resident Evil games in fact, you’ll have an idea of what to expect. Capcom has tried to retain the action-centric premise of RE3, while adding some modern touches that bring the game up to date, much as it did with last year’s brilliant
Originally subtitled Nemesis, the game mostly follows Jill Valentine as she tries to escape from Raccoon City as it is infected with a deadly virus, with a zombie apocalypse having taken place as a result. Despite being a follow-up, events in the game actually take place before, during, and after those in Resident Evil 2.
Carlos Oliveira, often the understudy to Jill in the original, also gets his own playable section.
The previously-titular Nemesis stalks players throughout, like a suped up version of the memetastic Mr. X in Resident Evil 2. Unlike Mr. X he’s ‘untethered’, let loose across the whole game map, and he also comes packing a flamethrower and even a rocket launcher, as if the odds weren’t unfair enough already.
A brand-new online mode called Resistance is also included, where four players have to work together to survive in an escape room-style setting. The twist comes with a fifth player, who is equipped with a whole host of creatures in an attempt to stop the other players in any way they can.
Of course, this is Resident Evil, so expect plenty of horror along the way.
However, some Resident Evil fans are disappointed that they’ve created a brand new mode instead of including the Outbreak mode of past titles.
Other modifications in the remake include the removal of the Mercenaries mini-game, which saw characters attempt to survive a time-sensitive journey through Raccoon City.
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