Ready to outlast the Nemesis in Resident Evil 3? You’ll get that chance when a completely reimagined Resident Evil 3 hits console and PC in 2020. Today, at PlayStation’s State of Play, Capcom celebrated the 20th anniversary of the horror classic by unveiling full details and release date of Resident Evil 3, alongside confirmation of the online asymmetrical multiplayer experience that is Resident Evil Resistance.
Set to modernise the climactic events found in Raccoon City when it drops onto Xbox One, PS4 and PC come April 3rd 2020, will be Resident Evil 3 – and if you want to know how good the original RE3 is, we’ve ranked all the main Resident Evil games from a Jill Sandwich to Kumbaya and beyond. The highly demanded follow up to the brilliant Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3 will star Jill Valentine as she escapes from a crumbling Raccoon City while being pursued by the unrelenting bioweapon Nemesis. But further to that and we’ll get the chance to participate in previously untold Umbrella experiments on the outskirts of Raccoon City in the included online asymmetrical multiplayer game Resident Evil Resistance, previously known as the working title Project Resistance.
Resident Evil 3 is set amidst the nightmarish outbreak of the T-virus, a biological weapon developed by the pharmaceutical company Umbrella Corporation. The game marks the debut of Nemesis – a towering humanoid bioweapon designed for both brutality and high-functioning intelligence – whose dogged hunt of S.T.A.R.S. member Jill Valentine made him an icon of the Resident Evil series. Armed with an arsenal of high-powered weaponry and wrapped in a black suit to hide his mutilated features, Nemesis will maim, pulverize or destroy any obstacle on the path to his target.
Jill’s harrowing escape takes place in the panic-stricken hours leading up to and following the events of the acclaimed best-selling Resident Evil 2, and you should certainly expect to find intense combat and puzzle solving opportunities, as they combine to deliver the heart-pounding final chapter of Raccoon City’s collapse. The horrific settings from the original game and new content will come to life as never before with RE Engine – previously utilized to create Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5 – with high-definition graphics and modernized gameplay mechanics.
But complementing the action-packed single player campaign will be Resident Evil Resistance, an asymmetrical 4 vs. 1 multiplayer game originally unveiled as a working title at Tokyo Game Show earlier this year. As the Mastermind behind the scenes, players can assume the role of key Resident Evil characters like Annette Birkin in a series of deadly experiments. You’ll need to manipulate the environment and wield a deck of cards to place vicious creatures, set traps and weaponized security cameras to snare hapless Survivors. A first for the franchise, Masterminds can even directly control elite bioweapons like G-Birkin and Tyrant. In turn, four Survivors must effectively work together, making the most of a variety of weapons and each player’s unique special abilities, to stand a chance of escaping the experiment before time runs out.
Interested? Excited? Gone into overblown hype mode? Well, Resident Evil 3 will be available on Xbox One, PS4 and PC (Steam) come April 3rd 2020. And better still is the fact that those who pre-order will also receive the exclusive Classic Costume Pack that features the original design for Jill Valentine and hairstyle for Carlos Oliveira – just make sure you check that offer is valid with your preferred retailer.
Ecstatic beyond words for Resident Evil 3. And, of course, my Resident Evil ranking being mentioned.
What moron came up with that ridiculous title, though?
Oh, right, it was me…