Next year is starting to be very full, and the hits just keep coming like an unstoppable Nemesis. Announced during today’s State of Play, Resident Evil 3 will be releasing on April 3, 2020. The remake of this classic game puts you in Raccoon City as Jill Valentine. The T-virus outbreak is taking hold, and the poop is hitting the fan. This release hugs Resident Evil 2 in that it takes place before and after the events in that game.
Jill and the Umbrella Corporation don’t have a great history. She tried to tell her superiors that they were up to some nefarious business, and she’s suspended from the force. Not letting that stop her, Jill Valentine is determined to uncover the truth and put a stop to them. She has her iron will, and they have Nemesis. An advanced B.O.W. (Bio Organic Weapon) that improves on the stylish Mr. X, because Nemesis can use weapons. It can also appear at any time and follow her to other areas. Jill will need help, so she’ll partner with Carlos Oliveira from Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service (U.B.C.S.) to figure out how to survive in that doomed city. (You can read more plot details on the PlayStation Blog.)
Capcom also announced that its former Project Resistance will be included in the package and renamed Resident Evil Resistance. The multiplayer game “pits four kidnapped Survivors against a single Mastermind in a deadly experiment”. The characters in the game are separate from the main series, and they announced two new ones today. Martin is a mechanic, and Becca is a park ranger who’s handy with a gun.
Obviously, this remake will be using the RE Engine and have a huge visual upgrade just like Resident Evil 2. Also obviously, there will be a Resident Evil 3 Collector’s Edition to tempt you. It will come with an artbook, a double-sided map of Raccoon City, a digital double album soundtrack, an 11 inch statue of Jill Valentine, and a big box with the S.T.A.R.S. logo to keep it all safe. You can see a picture of this below.
The game looks great, and I can’t wait to play it. Resident Evil 3 will be here on April 3, 2020.