Resident Evil 3 Remake Developer Video, Gameplay
If you haven’t already heard, Resident Evil 3 Remake was officially revealed this morning, with a trailer and everything. Since then, Capcom has released a “Special Developer Message” addressing fans regarding the remake, as well as the new multiplayer mode, Resident Evil: Resistance. Check it out:
It’s interesting to hear them talk about their choices regarding re-designs of character costumes, as well as how they wanted to stay true to Resident Evil 3‘s more action-heavy focus (although here’s hoping it’s not too action-heavy). Our first look at gameplay (while short) is quite enlightening, showing something very much akin to REmake 2‘s gameplay, but with a handful of small tweaks that you might not pick up on right away. I’ll go into more detail in my trailer breakdown later today, but the first thing that jumps out at me is that Jill appears to have some remnant of her original dodge mechanic. When a zombie lunges at her, she actively dodges out of the way of its attack. Here’s hoping that it won’t be as completely random feeling to pull off as it was in the original game. We also get to see how much more… ‘alive’ the city is here as well, which is another major departure from the original release. In the 1999 Resident Evil 3, the city was very nearly completely dead, with only one other non-military/police survivor and occasionally you’d happen upon someone moments after they were killed. Here, the city is in the middle of a full-scale outbreak, with survivors running, scrambling, screaming, and dying. It’s pretty exhilarating to see, as its an aspect of the Raccoon City outbreak we’ve never gotten to see really. Even in the Outbreak games you never really see this level of chaos.
We also get to see some more footage of the Resistance multiplayer mode, which seems to be being treated like a separate game, just packed-in with REmake3. There isn’t really anything new to talk about here, it’s just more of the same level and characters we’ve already seen. We do get a great look at the Collector’s Edition Jill statue, which beautifully mirrors the REmake 2 Leon Collector’s Edition statue. The entire REmake3 Collector’s Edition package mirrors REmake 2‘s in fact, which is pretty cool. I absolutely adore the Raccoon City map as well, as I’ve always wanted one — and it’s amazing how close it is to the original Raccoon City map fans have had for years, just updated for the new game.
Resident Evil 3 Remake releases on Xbox One, PS4, and PC April 3rd, 2020.