Resident Evil Social Media Might be Teasing REmake 3
To be fair, this is a bit of a reach — but we might as well talk about it. Rumors and speculation have Resident Evil REmake 3 not just being in production, but releasing right around the corner as well. I’ve personally been operating under the assumption that we will most likely see it revealed at E3 (a good way to set myself up for disappointment, but what’s reward without risk?), so social media teasing sounds about right. Anyway, a few days ago, the official Resident Evil Twitter (and Facebook) posted this:
Ever feel like somebody’s watching you…? pic.twitter.com/hPPk7OGm63
— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) April 15, 2019
and then, just yesterday, posted this:
— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) April 16, 2019
Fans have been speculating that the smashed walls throughout the RPD are the result of Jill’s early encounters with Nemesis the day before (in canon, Jill visited the RPD nearly an entire day before Leon and Claire got there). The one followed by the other nature of it though feels suspect though — clever PR managers would know what fans would love to speculate on, and combining an image of one of REmake‘s creepy “voyeur” camera angles (with Jill as the character on screen no less) feels a smidge deliberate. There’s no way to know for sure, but it might be a good idea to keep an eye on the Resident Evil social media pages. That said, do keep in mind that these are just tweets/posts with no further context to them, so they could mean anything or nothing.
Currently, rumors point to REmake 3 being in-development from someone other than Capcom R&D1 (the main team behind Resident Evil at Capcom), and that it’s aiming for a 2020 release. Capcom has been clear that REmake 3 hinges on fan demand, and I don’t think it’s farfetched to say that fan demand has already been here even before REmake 2 released. Technically, we still don’t actually know where REmake 2 is sitting sales-wise — they haven’t updated us on it since early February. This would be fine and make sense if sales it had just slowed down but considering that they just had a huge discount sale and have yet to update REmake 2 into their Platinum Hits chart (it should sit between SF2 Turbo and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite if it’s still at 4 million units). We’ll just have to wait and see, but I feel like they could be holding off on talking about REmake 2‘s sales until it reaches some milestone it’s getting close to. That’s obviously just my speculation, though. We’ll keep you updated on Resident Evil news regardless of what it is, of course.