Resident Evil 3 remake allegedly in the works (update)

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What you need to know

  • Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is a cult classic that launched many years ago.
  • Gamers have been asking Capcom to remake the game for years.
  • Various sources say that a remake is in development.
  • It's apparently targeting a 2020 release date, possibly alongside next-generation hardware.

November 28, 2019: Capcom reached out to us and said that it didn't have anything to comment at this time. However, Capcom will have an unannounced title playable at Jump Festa 2020 from December 21 to 22. Is this when the team will announce the remake?

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is regarded as one of the best Resident Evil games ever made. While it garnered mixed reviews from critics, gamers absolutely loved it and have been asking Capcom for a remake since this generation of consoles launched. Now, according to numerous sources, it may be happening. Numerous YouTubers started confirming the remake yesterday, but now, Eurogamer is saying the same.

The outlet said the following when discussing the rumor.

Capcom will follow its successful Resident Evil 2 remake with a new version of Resident Evil 3, a report today suggests. This comes from YouTuber SpawnWave, who said it was on track for a 2020 launch. Eurogamer has heard of the project also. Sources close to its development suggest it has been in development for some time - although the franchise's upcoming multiplayer portion Project Resistance is currently being given the spotlight.

We've reached out to Capcom for comment and shall update you as soon as we receive a response. Usually, game developers don't comment on rumors so don't expect the company to admit that it's in development. Capcom is probably saving the reveal for a big event like the PlayStation Conference or E3 2020. We'll keep you posted as soon as we know more.

Related: Our full Resident Evil 3 review



Asher Madan

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