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Resident Evil 3 revealed for PS4, release date announced

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Resident Evil 3 revealed for PS4, release date announced

Take your first look at the stunning remake of the PlayStation classic, which also includes 4v1 multiplayer game Resident Evil Resistance

Just announced via State of Play, Resident Evil 3 is coming to PlayStation 4 on 3rd April, 2020! Survival horror fans need no introduction to this true PlayStation classic, and for those who have never seen Jill Valentine’s desperate escape from Raccoon City but played Resident Evil 2 earlier this year, you’re in for one terrifying treat. If you thought RE2’s Tyrant was frightening, you’re in for a whole new kind of fear when the relentless Nemesis drops in with only one mission: to ensure Jill Valentine never sees daylight again.

28th September, daylight

Taking place a few months after the original Resident Evil ends, Resident Evil 3 takes place both before and after the events of Resident Evil 2. While Leon and Claire’s stories occur after the city has already been infected for some time, Jill’s story provides a new perspective. Starting with the early days of the outbreak, you’ll follow Jill’s fight for survival as the population of the once-lively metropolis turns into hordes of undead.
Despite providing a thorough report on the Umbrella Corporation and the incident at the Arklay Mansion a few months prior, Jill’s investigation has largely been swept under the rug. Even though she’s been suspended from the police force, Jill is still on a mission to bring the truth to light. To do that, however, she first has to escape with her life and her investigation in tow. Setting out to put the wreckage of the city behind her once and for all, Jill runs headlong into one giant problem that all of her training and her harrowing experiences in the Arklay Mountains couldn’t prepare her for…

An ordinary day in Raccoon City

Nemesis. Those of you who have played the original Resident Evil 3 remember this monstrosity on a mission, and Jill is the last-standing fixation of its relentless pursuit. A variation of the Bio Organic Weapon (B.O.W.) series that the infamous Tyrant (who you may know as “Mr. X”) hails from, Nemesis has one purpose, and one purpose only. It exists to prevent the truth of Umbrella’s experiments from getting out, by exterminating any traces of the S.T.A.R.S. team.
Resident Evil on PS4
Further complicating things is that Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service (U.B.C.S.), Umbrella’s private military force, has been dispatched into the city to rescue any remaining civilians – at least, that’s their purpose according to one of its members, Carlos Oliveira.
Between Jill and Carlos, you’ll get a new perspective of the doomed city and revisit iconic locales that were first featured in Resident Evil 2. You’ll need to keep your wits about you, though; the shambling hordes of the undead aren’t the only things out to get you. You never know when you might hear that iconic, low rumble…
“STARRRRRRSSSSS….”
GAME NAME on PS4

A city controlled by Umbrella

A big part of the original Resident Evil 3 was the introduction of a constant pursuer in Nemesis. You could never be quite sure where he’d pop up next, and if you did encounter him, you had another problem on your hands: He could follow you from one area to the next. Sounds just like a certain fedora-wearing, boot-stomping creature from earlier this year, doesn’t it? Nemesis, as something of an “upgrade” to the line of Bio Organic Weapons (B.O.W.s) that Tyrant hails from, was also a bit more intelligent and capable using weapons – even those who haven’t played the original game likely know he’s fond of rocket launchers.
Alongside Nemesis, the original Resident Evil 3 introduced a number of new features, including a unique dodge mechanic that, with just the right timing, could let you get out of the way of nearly any attack, and cutting-edge polygonal graphics mixed with fixed camera angles to create a sense of dread. You never knew what was around the next corner, just a camera cut away.
Resident Evil on PS4
Of course, bringing a classic game into the present day means improved tech and modern flourishes. Resident Evil 3 follows its predecessor by swinging the camera over Jill’s shoulder to put you dead-center in the horror that’s unfolding all around, while cutting-edge photogrammetry is used to scan in actors and create true-to-life performances – that includes scanning in real people for the zombies, too! The undead certainly never looked so life-like. Just like with Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 7 biohazard before it, you can expect heightened horror and plenty of terrifying encounters among the city streets.

Last escape

Also included with Resident Evil 3 is Resident Evil Resistance, a 4v1 asymmetrical, co-op multiplayer game set in the Resident Evil universe. Previously revealed as the working title Project Resistance, this unique game pits four kidnapped Survivors against a single Mastermind in a deadly experiment.
As part of today’s reveal, we’ve also lifted the veil on two new Survivors: Becca, a local Park Ranger and skilled markswoman, and Martin, a mechanic who’s got a knack for machines and technology. They’ll be joining Samuel, January, Valerie, and Tyrone in their bid to escape from the clutches of Annette Birkin, one of multiple Masterminds with an array of traps and monsters at their disposal. You may have seen Daniel Fabron and his ability to control the Tyrant during the open beta for Project Resistance, but Annette has a different monster to unleash – William Birkin, mutated by the G-Virus.
Keep an eye out for more info on Resident Evil Resistance in the coming months!
Resident Evil on PS4

I’m a member of S.T.A.R.S.

Get ready for a return trip to Raccoon City when Resident Evil 3 launches on 3rd April, 2020! As an added bonus, all pre-orders of the Standard Edition will include the Classic Costume Pack, which features costumes inspired by Jill and Carlos’ appearances from the original Resident Evil 3! (Please check with your retailer to confirm they’ll have this pre-order bonus available.)
Update: If you’re the type who’s already packing your bags and always, always brings a souvenir back from your trip, we’ve got something special for you: the Resident Evil 3 Collector’s Edition, which is now available to pre-order in Europe from select retailers!
Resident Evil 3 on PS4
Complete with an incredibly detailed Jill Valentine statue, you’ll definitely want to get your hands on this Collector’s Edition before it’s sold out. A 2-disc physical soundtrack, art book, and reversible poster are also included, all packaged up in a familiar item box. Perfect for fans who are looking to display their Resident Evil collection in style!”
With the acclaimed RE Engine bringing the city back to life, both veteran fans and series newcomers will get to return to Raccoon City once again when Resident Evil 3 launches on PlayStation 4 on 3rd April, 2020.

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  • I can’t even express how excited I am for this. Finally getting a remake of my favorite PS1 game. Can’t wait to hear STAAAAAAARS again!

  • Where do I preorder the Collectors Ed? :)

  • It is a disgrace and beyond disgusting that the collector’s edition is only available in north america. This is so disrespectful to the rest of the world and to the hardcore fans of the series worldwide. SHAME ON YOU!

    Edit: Ok it seems I jumped to conclusions , I just saw Japan got a slightly better version than the american one (+physical soundtrack discs). I bet another version for EU is yet to be announced.

    Edit 2: EU CE is officially announced and it is exactly the same as the japanese version.

    • Is that true. That’s really bad.

    • “it seems as though it’s exclusive to North America”

      https://www.gamereactor.eu/resident-evil-3-remake-confirmed-at-state-of-play-livestream/

      And if you check the US blog they have the CE listed.

      I hope all of this is a very bad joke. I have no idea why they would do such a thing, especially that the RE2 EU collectors edition sold out in an instant.

    • So true. Its like they don’t want my money after getting it off me for the first time in nearly a decade with RE2 Remake.

    • Okay, so, fingers cross. With RE2 Remake, the Collector’s Edtion was announced at Comic Con 2018 and we didn’t hear about a EU version until a month later. So hopefully that is the case here again AND maybe like with RE2, we get a better one than the US too. :)

    • Thank you for the reply and the feedback, I hope this is the case, fingers crossed!

    • Both, REsident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 7, got a subpar, overpriced, gamestop-exclusive Collector’s Edition here in Europe. I don’t know if I want another one of those for REsiden Evil 3.

    • If you visit residentevil.com and you make sure your on the English UK version you can see a screenshot of a EU Collectors edition which contains a physical copy of the Soundtracks instead of the digital version that the north American one has… so we are getting one!!

    • Thank you I just saw it, I was trying to access that website since yesterday but for some reason it was blocked, I guess they weren’t finished with it just yet.

  • that guy’s (Carlos?) hair… cut it. it’s in way of his eyes in that last pic. not very practical.

  • I am so excited for this game I am getting the most expensive game they’re coming out with I can’t wait to play this game in 2020 of April 3

  • Err, where is my EU Collector’s Edition? You were so close Capcom. You almost had my money TWICE in 15 months.

    Okay so I might have got a bit ahead of myself. If there is news of the Collector’s Edition for Europe coming later like the way it happened with RE2 REmake, at least confirm it.

    • If you visit residentevil.com and you make sure your on the English UK version you can see a screenshot of a EU Collectors edition which contains a physical copy of the Soundtracks instead of the digital version that the north American one has… so we are getting one!!

    • Sweet, thanks for the info. I guess Capcom haven’t finalised the details to retailers yet in Europe. You think they would have just told us that lol.

  • Nice to see the remake of Resident Evil 2 wasn’t the last one, it won’t be long before the entire mainline series is on PS4 at this rate. A great way to get new fans into the series, some people forget that the PS1 was a long time ago. Disappointing to hear Project Resistance is being bolted on to this game though, I thought Capcom had put the tacked-on multiplayer trend behind them.

    • With this one, the entire mainline series will be on it.. We have 1, 2, Code Veronica, 4, 5, 6 and 7 already.

      (now if they’d just fix the bugs in the EU Code Veronica port…)

    • That’s true, the PS2 version of Code Veronica is available on PlayStation Store for PS4 anyway. I would still be all for a PS4 remake if Capcom had any future plans for it though.

    • With the PS5 coming next year, a PS5 rerelease is probably much more likely.

      RE3 was easier to make as it shares some of environments/enemies/etc from RE2, making the development time shorter.

      I think everyone that matters wants a next gen Alfred Ashford.

  • I think I spotted a bird nesting in that bloke’s hair.

  • I hope a remake of Dino Crisis is next…..

  • The hype is growing!!

  • It’s good there’s the original iconic costume, as Jill looks a bit…motherly…in the new one

    I think every Resident Evil fan in the world was glad Project Resistance wasn’t an actual game.

    • I think she looks like Milla Jovovich in the first shot (it’s probably the hair), which I always found a bad actress :)

      FF7 remake does a way better job at modernising the characters but still having them look recognisable and iconic imho.

    • To be fair Milla isn’t actually an actress at all, just a model who has director husband that likes to put her in all his terrible movies. (including the godamned awful sounding upcoming “Monster Hunter” movie, which for some reason features the US army… fights at US airports… and everyone in the Monster Hunter universe suddenly being unable to fight monsters (and being saved by her…))

      The hair is actually pretty similar to how she looked in the original, and out of all the remakes (including RE2) characters she’s probably the closest. Capcom just scan random peoples faces for Resident Evil (and DMC) games now, so often get people who don’t look remotely like the character (Claire/Leon). Though at least Jill didn’t get a constantly open mouth like Claire.

      The FFVII remakes characters do look fine! Now if only they could sort out the rest of it..

  • Smart of them to bundle it with Project Resistance because that didn’t look very appealing by itself.

    I realise I’m in the minority on this, but I always preferred RE4, 5 and 6 to the latter ones. If only for their excellent co op and controls.

    • Not sure 4 belongs on that list for 2 reasons. Firstly it doesn’t have co op at all and secondly, though ok at the time it’s controls feel really, really clunky/terrible now (I actually played it today).

      Things like randomly turning the jittery camera 30 degrees to the left or right when you press aim. Or how the camera is sooooo infuriatingly slow and so close to his back, or how you can’t move and fire, or how the aiming bounces around wildly, massive stick deadzones etc. etc. etc.

      Having played 4/5/6 again in the last week, I can say that RE2’s remake actually shares a pretty similar control scheme to those. With improvements like 1 button reloads, ability to move and fire, quick weapon select, camera speed settings and other things. Plus being much, much smoother aiming.

    • Yea, I was doubting to add 4 but I did since it falls in the same ‘action packed’ style RE as 5 and 6 and those are my 3 favorites :)

      I agree the controls for 4 weren’t all great, but for that time (and after the horrendous controls of the older ones) it felt like a major improvement. In general I’d say 5 is my favorite, in terms of controls as well.

      And I agree the remake does have great controls and is technically pleasing. Great game in general but that’s just me personally, not really into pure horror like that :)

  • Carlos needs a haircut, only to show off, what you can do with hair these days makes no sense, if the guy looks like Räuber Hotzenplotz.

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