Following the leak last week, Capcom officially announced today that Resident Evil 3 remake is indeed real and a release date has been confirmed.
Along with Resident Evil 3 remake release date announcement, the much-awaited Project Resistance, now called Resident Evil Resistance, will be launching alongside the game. Both will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.
Here’s an overview of both games, via Capcom:
Resident Evil 3 is set amidst the nightmarish outbreak of the T-virus, a biological weapon developed by the pharmaceutical company Umbrella Corporation. The game marks the debut of Nemesis – a towering humanoid bioweapon designed for both brutality and high-functioning intelligence – whose dogged hunt of S.T.A.R.S. member Jill Valentine made him an icon of the Resident Evil™ series. Armed with an arsenal of high-powered weaponry and wrapped in a black suit to hide his mutilated features, Nemesis will maim, pulverize or destroy any obstacle on the path to his target.
Jill’s harrowing escape takes place in the panic-stricken hours leading up to and following the events of the acclaimed best-selling Resident Evil 2. Intense combat and puzzle solving combine to deliver the heart-pounding final chapter of Raccoon City’s collapse. The horrific settings from the original game and new content come to life as never before with RE Engine, previously utilized to create the acclaimed Resident Evil™ 7 biohazard, Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry™ 5 with high-definition graphics and modernized gameplay mechanics.
Complementing the action-packed single player campaign is Resident Evil Resistance, an asymmetrical 4 vs. 1 multiplayer game originally unveiled as a working title at Tokyo Game Show earlier this year. As the Mastermind behind the scenes, players can assume the role of key Resident Evil characters like Annette Birkin in a series of deadly experiments. Manipulate the environment and wield a deck of cards to place vicious creatures, set traps and weaponized security cameras to snare hapless Survivors. A first for the franchise, Masterminds can even directly control elite bioweapons like G-Birkin and Tyrant. In turn, four Survivors must effectively work together, making the most of a variety of weapons and each player’s unique special abilities, to stand a chance of escaping the experiment before time runs out.
When the game launches on April 3, 2020, players will be able to purchase a Collector’s Edition as well, which includes a physical copy of Resident Evil 3, a hight quality Jill Valentine figure, a printed artbook, a Raccoon City map wall poster and a digital copy of Resident Evil 3 soundtrack. In addition, those who will pre-order will also receive the classic Costume Pack that features the original design for Jill Valentine and hairstyle for Carlos Oliveira.
Find below the screenshots:
Check out the Resident Evil 3 Remake release date Announcement trailer below as well: