Resident Evil 3 is getting a remake, sources say

The Resident Evil series of video games has been going strong for more than twenty years, and games like Resident Evil 4 are considered some of the best survival horror games ever released. There has been the odd bad game like Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, though, and it is true that Resident Evil’s brand of gameplay is not up everyone’s alley.

Nonetheless, those who love the series were surely delighted with Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 remake this year, a technically stunning survival horror game that’s a blast to play through (see our review here).

That game sold millions of copies and was critically acclaimed, so it’s likely that fans where wondering whether Capcom would be remaking Resident Evil 3 anytime soon, something that Resident Evil 2’s producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi admitted was a possibility earlier this year.

And now it appears that Capcom might be working on such a remake right now according to YouTuber SpawnWave. In a video, the YouTuber said Capcom is targeting a 2020 release date for its remake of Resident Evil 3 as was recently reported on VG247 (sources close to Eurogamer have confirmed this too).

Resident Evil 3 is not actually the sequel to Resident Evil 2 (Resident Evil Code Veronica X is the real follow up to Resident Evil 2), and features the much-dreaded Nemesis creature – that’s the monstrous creature seen in the image accompanying this article. In the game, Nemesis stalks protagonist Jill Valentine throughout, a bit like Mr. X does to Leon Kennedy / Claire Redfield in Resident Evil 2, only all the time.

All this action will look much neater on a possible remake, as Resident Evil 3 looks pretty dated these days having originally come out for the original PlayStation back in 1999. There are mods on PC which sharpen things up though, but a remake of Resident Evil 3 will obviously look much better than that.

Presumably this will also run on Capcom’s RE Engine, like the Resident Evil 2 remake and other high-profile Capcom games like Devil May Cry 5. This means a remake of Resident Evil 3 will look as good as its predecessor, letting gamers enjoy the blood-splattered action in all its glory.

Of course, some may wonder why Capcom doesn’t go ahead and remake the original Resident Evil game. The thing is, Capcom already released a remaster of the 1996 classic back in 2015, meaning it’s very unlikely a full remake a la Resident Evil 2 is coming anytime soon.

It looks then, that a Resident Evil 3 remake is what we’re getting, so hopefully it will be as good as everyone is expecting when it ships in the future.

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