Capcom continues to unveil its next title. This Friday March 6 was no exception, as crisp details were distilled. We know more about Nemesis, the antagonist, and the freedom offered to the player.
[Mise à jour le 9 mars 2020 à 15h30] Like the original episode, Nemesis will be constantly chasing you. However, this time, it may surprise you in certain backup locations. The announcement of Capcom this Friday March 6 about Resident Evil 3, eagerly awaited, froze some of the players, who already imagined that they no longer had access to “safe-rooms” well known in previous games of the saga. These Resident Evil games rooms have always been quiet areas where security is guaranteed and where it is possible to save your game. The day after the uproar generated on social networks, the Japanese publisher quickly reacted, this Saturday, March 7. These special rooms still exist. However, there are some save points that are not in these. Thus, it is up to the players to lose the reflex of feeling safe as soon as a place to record their game arises.
This is not the only change made in this remake version of Resident Evil 3. We learn that the world (and therefore the city of Raccoon City) will be much more open than the game distributed in 1999. Capcom specifies that ‘this is not, however, an “open world”, but the player has access to many more freedoms than before: several new stores are open to visitors, the city is generally more provided and a lot of references to the 90s have been added. An exploration side that will satisfy players who found the original opus too “corridor”.
Resident Evil 3: Remake clarifies and offers a release date
Resident Evil 3: Remake is a revised version compared to that of 1999. We find Jill Valentine, who investigates the mysterious Umbrella company in Racoon City. This new game takes advantage of the graphics engine already used for the remake of Resident Evil 2. The original card is, for example, completely redesigned. The game is less linear and focuses more on the action. The protagonist’s strong character remains unchanged.
Nemesis is the major antagonist. But within the infected city, it is especially the third generation of Tyrants developed by Umbrella which is wreaking havoc and will constantly put you in the way. A multiplayer mode will be offered in parallel to complete the original experience. Called “Resistance”, it will be the scene of an opposition between a group of players controlling humans and a second composed of zombies and demons.
Through a tweet, Capcom announced on February 25 that the remake of Resident Evil 3, scheduled for April 3, 2020, will soon be playable. The editor indicates the release of a demo version, in the “near future” without giving more information. However, we can logically think that this demo will take the same form as that deployed on the occasion of Resident Evil 2, that is to say timed.
A graphic update that allows you to revisit Jill Valentine
Like its previous remake, Capcom initially focused on the graphic aspect of the characters present in the game. Jill Valentine, the protagonist, is no exception, and has been subject to a number of modifications in the remake of Resident Evil 3. Peter Fabiano, the producer of the title explained himself, in early March, in the columns of Famitsu.
He considers that the numerous changes made to the appearance of Jill Valentine are “necessary”. The important thing is to preserve his character and the essence of the character. The new outfit of Jill in the remake of Resident Evil 3 appears to be more common than the original, and especially better suited to the environment in which the game takes place.
This new Resident Evil 3 has been in development for three years. However, the team can now draw inspiration from the successes of Resident Evil 2: Remake, which also benefited from a redesign of several of his characters. In addition to the graphic update taking advantage of contemporary means and especially the house graphic engine, the characters sometimes receive major clothing modifications. The new outfit of Jill in Resident Evil 3 is thus more pragmatic, and less sexy while referring to his original clothes of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. People who dream of the return of the Jill Valentine “nightclub” version are lucky, however, because his costume is available as a pre-order bonus for the game.