Remake of ‘Resident Evil 3’ Launching Next Year
- Includes Project: Resistance
- Interestingly, Nemesis has been dropped from the name of the game.
- Redesigns were real afterall.
Have you ever had a moment where you’re wrong, but you’re happy about it, but you’re also annoyed by it? That’s me right now. I was wrong, those leaked images turned out to be as true as the sky is blue. I guess I really was living an “Ok Boomer” moment when I was disappointed with some of the new design choices of the cast of Resident Evil 3’s remake when the leaks first hit, but today’s trailer that hit during the final State of Play today from Sony has me singing a drastically different tune. When the trailer was getting ready to begin, it was introduced as the campaign portion of Project: Resistance. I groaned, rolled my eyes, and sat there. I watched the trailer begin in a similar way to one of Resident Evil 2’s trailers. Then it all kicked in at once as Jill Valentine is running from the Nemesis in a first-person perspective.
The trailer shows several clips of cutscenes with a few gameplay moments littered throughout, and we get glimpses of many more returning characters as well as some new faces. Brad “Chickenheart” Vickers has put on some pounds since the last time we saw him in the original version of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, that’s for sure.
Mikhail, one of two grizzly Russians from Umbrella’s UBCS is now rocking a look that makes him look like he could be brothers with Bill from Left 4 Dead, while Nikolai Ginovaef looks largely unchanged. Really the two redesigns that are hard to come to terms with are still Carlos and Nemesis, although after seeing Carlos in the trailer the new haggard look is starting to win me over. The teeth on Nemesis aren’t nearly as bad as they seemed at first, but I still can’t get passed the unnecessary nose addition.
The announcement also reveals that Project: Resistance will be included with Resident Evil 3 implying two things; that it will definitely be considered at least loosely part of the canon, and that the playtesting went about as well as expected based on that footage they showed us of Resistance in the past that it would not be viable as a stand-alone release.
All things considered, it was an epic trailer and it looks like Resident Evil 3 is going to live up to the high standards of the Resident Evil 2 remake judging by this first footage. I still take issue with some of the redesigns, but giving it time I’m hoping they grow on me. I’d like my terror of Nemesis to be a full experience and not one that falls apart if I get a close up of his face. Resident Evil 3 will be launching on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC platforms on April 3rd, 2020. What do you think now that it’s official? Let us know down below.