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Resident Evil 3 Makes A Return Trip to Raccoon City April 3rd, 2020

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Resident Evil 3 Makes A Return Trip to Raccoon City April 3rd, 2020

STARRRRRSSSSSS...

Just announced via State of Play, Resident Evil 3 is coming to PS4 on April 3rd, 2020! Survival horror fans need no introduction to this true PlayStation classic, and for those who have never seen Jill Valentine’s desperate escape from Raccoon City but played Resident Evil 2 earlier this year, you’re in for one terrifying treat. If you thought RE2’s Tyrant was frightening, you’re in for a whole new kind of fear when the relentless Nemesis drops in with only one mission: to ensure Jill Valentine never sees daylight again.

September 28th, Daylight

Taking place a few months after the original Resident Evil ends, Resident Evil 3 takes place both before and after the events of Resident Evil 2. While Leon and Claire’s stories occur after the city has already been infected for some time, Jill’s story provides a new perspective. Starting with the early days of the outbreak, you’ll follow Jill’s fight for survival as the population of the once-lively metropolis turns into hordes of undead.

Despite providing a thorough report on the Umbrella Corporation and the incident at the Arklay Mansion a few months prior, Jill’s investigation has largely been swept under the rug. Even though she’s been suspended from the police force, Jill is still on a mission to bring the truth to light. To do that, however, she first has to escape with her life and her investigation in tow. Setting out to put the wreckage of the city behind her once and for all, Jill runs headlong into one giant problem that all of her training and her harrowing experiences in the Arklay Mountains couldn’t prepare her for…

An Ordinary Day in Raccoon City

Nemesis. Those of you who have played the original Resident Evil 3 remember this monstrosity on a mission, and Jill is the last-standing fixation of its relentless pursuit. A variation of the Bio Organic Weapon (B.O.W.) series that the infamous Tyrant (who you may know as “Mr. X”) hails from, Nemesis has one purpose, and one purpose only. It exists to prevent the truth of Umbrella’s experiments from getting out, by exterminating any traces of the S.T.A.R.S. team.

Further complicating things is that Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service (U.B.C.S.), Umbrella’s private military force, has been dispatched into the city to rescue any remaining civilians – at least, that’s their purpose according to one of its members, Carlos Oliveira. Between Jill and Carlos, you’ll get a new perspective of the doomed city and revisit iconic locales that were first featured in Resident Evil 2. You’ll need to keep your wits about you, though; the shambling hordes of the undead aren’t the only things out to get you. You never know when you might hear that iconic, low rumble…

“STARRRRRRSSSSS….”

A City Controlled by Umbrella

A big part of the original Resident Evil 3 was the introduction of a constant pursuer in Nemesis. You could never be quite sure where he’d pop up next, and if you did encounter him, you had another problem on your hands: He could follow you from one area to the next. Sounds just like a certain fedora-wearing, boot-stomping creature from earlier this year, doesn’t it? Nemesis, as something of an “upgrade” to the line of Bio Organic Weapons (B.O.W.s) that Tyrant hails from, was also a bit more intelligent and capable using weapons – even those who haven’t played the original game likely know he’s fond of rocket launchers.

Alongside Nemesis, the original Resident Evil 3 introduced a number of new features, including a unique dodge mechanic that, with just the right timing, could let you get out of the way of nearly any attack, and cutting-edge polygonal graphics mixed with fixed camera angles to create a sense of dread. You never knew what was around the next corner, just a camera cut away.

Of course, bringing a classic game into the present day means improved tech and modern flourishes. Resident Evil 3 follows its predecessor by swinging the camera over Jill’s shoulder to put you dead-center in the horror that’s unfolding all around, while cutting-edge photogrammetry is used to scan in actors and create true-to-life performances – that includes scanning in real people for the zombies, too! The undead certainly never looked so life-like. Just like with Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 7 biohazard before it, you can expect heightened horror and plenty of terrifying encounters among the city streets.

Last Escape

Also included with Resident Evil 3 is Resident Evil Resistance, a 4v1 asymmetrical, co-op multiplayer game set in the Resident Evil universe. Previously revealed as the working title Project Resistance, this unique game pits four kidnapped Survivors against a single Mastermind in a deadly experiment. As part of today’s reveal, we’ve also lifted the veil on two new Survivors: Becca, a local Park Ranger and skilled markswoman, and Martin, a mechanic who’s got a knack for machines and technology. They’ll be joining Samuel, January, Valerie, and Tyrone in their bid to escape from the clutches of Annette Birkin, one of multiple Masterminds with an array of traps and monsters at their disposal. You may have seen Daniel Fabron and his ability to control the Tyrant during the open beta for Project Resistance, but Annette has a different monster to unleash – William Birkin, mutated by the G-Virus.

Keep an eye out for more info on Resident Evil Resistance in the coming months!

I’m a Member of S.T.A.R.S.

Get ready for a return trip to Raccoon City when Resident Evil 3 launches on April 3rd, 2020! If you’re the type who’s already packing your bags and always, always brings a souvenir back from your trip, we’ve got something special for you: the Resident Evil 3 Collector’s Edition, available for purchase in North America! Complete with an incredibly detailed Jill Valentine statue, you’ll definitely want to get your hands on this Collector’s Edition before it’s sold out. A digital soundtrack, art book, and reversible poster are also included, all packaged up in a familiar item box. Perfect for fans who are looking to display their Resident Evil collection in style!

As an added bonus, all pre-orders of the Standard or Collector’s Edition will include the Classic Costume Pack, which features costumes inspired by Jill and Carlos’ appearances from the original Resident Evil 3! (Please check with your retailer to confirm they’ll have this pre-order bonus available.) With the acclaimed RE Engine bringing the city back to life, both veteran fans and series newcomers will get to return to Raccoon City once again when Resident Evil 3 launches on PS4 April 3rd, 2020.


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31 Comments

  • BlazingHalo

    I can’t find pictures of collectors edition

  • Yz_peacewalker

    I miss Mercenaries mode

  • BlazingHalo

    Thanks bud , first time reading thru the article, the pics didn’t load in

  • CaptinCrunch1992

    This is so great and the reveal on the State of Play was so clever! Can’t wait for this! But next year is so stacked. FF7Remake, Persona 5 Royal, RE3, Cyberpunk, then the Last Of Us Part II?! Oh man…

  • BlazingHalo

    Still waiting for GameStop to put collectors edition on pre order

  • andrewsqual

    Where is the Collector’s Edition for Europe??? So you DON’T want my money twice in 15 months Capcom? Because I never touched that Devil May Parody 5 crap. Well done, you still managed to screw it all up.

    • EightBitArtist

      And that comment is the embodiment of being an entitled whiny baby

    • Ralstonizer

      They’ll be crying into their millions of dollars on release day for sure

  • Resident Evil has some of my favourite created characters, like Barry and Moria. I am interested in Jill. I have never played Resident Evil with that character.

    • You should play the original Resident Evil Remake. It is a fantastic game and features Jill!

  • Great news! Got Yakuza in February, FF7 Remake in March and this in April! Early 2020 will be a busy year!
    Also smart move to build Resistance into the game as it would obviously flop as a standalone

    • Haha damn right about resistance…ha Capcom finally realized.Pretty sure they don’t want another umbrella corps lol.

  • Back in September 20th when asking about “Project resistance” the producer said “In an effort to satisfy our fans, we will have an offline mode that is focused on the narrative component.”
    You tricky devils you

  • FYI, in Japan the previous CE for RE2 remake was sold through Amazon Japan and this version was multilingual. This is how I got my own copy.
    Perhaps this time will be the same

  • Mercenary09

    Still can’t believe this is coming so soon. Thanks Capcom for remaking these games as It’s hard to go back and play the originals now. That collector’s edition is sweet too!

    • Why is it hard?…both RE2 and RE3 are on the Store and are playable on PS3,PSP and Vita.

  • LEFT__4__DEAD__2

    This is amazing, 2019 is going to be great year for gaming! ☺

  • With this game we will now have resident evil 0 through 7 on the ps4 i smell a marathon brewing

    • x-Kalas_X3-x

      Now we just need Code Veronica to get remade & I can marathon all the numbered entries, CV, & both Revelations.

  • Xbox1_Sign_Out

    Why is the Collectors Edition a Gamestop exclusive? This has been going on for such a long time.

  • Glad to see it coming,knew y’all would do it after RE2’s success and well y’all had no other choice but to officially announce it after the leak right?…lol.Anyway why remove Jill’s skirt?…not a big deal but what the hell did you guys did with Carlos?…now he looks like lame a** miguel from Tekken,he looks like a totally different character.Oh well hope those classic costumes will be sold on PSN too later.

    • Oh yeah forgot to say…y’all messed up Nemesis’ model too.He looks nothing like him,even the movie got it better than you guys damn get it together y’all.

  • x-Kalas_X3-x

    Ugh! Why do they gotta mess with perfection!? Get rid of that bloody nose on Nemesis’ face!

    • x-Kalas_X3-x

      Is there gonna be a DLC option to give Nemesis his original design?

      Anyway, other than that, everything else looks fine.

    • THE_-_ONE_-1-_

      Oh god! youre right. wtf

  • gogodreamteam

    This is absolutely insane, I never played RE3 to tough, I completed it at launch, and never really went back.
    This is going to be such an amazing treat for me.
    RE2 was incredible, and I can’t wait to play this game.

    2020, FFVII March, month later, RE3, month later Last Of Us Part 2, are you kidding me?!?!?

    Life’s way to good right now.

  • mkinterprice

    Please write
    Where can I order from the USA and CANADA with delivery to Russia or Poland

  • Good afternoon, Peter.

    Will Resident Evil 3 have a Deluxe Edition?

    I’d truly appreciate your answer:

    https://i.imgur.com/jQfekei.png

    Lastly, I hope to hear from you soon.

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