Well, we all knew it was coming. After Resident Evil 2’s remake did so well with fans and critics, it was only a matter of time before its sequel got the same treatment.
And just that has now happened during Sony’s State of Play presentation. Based on the classic PS1 game and reimagined with all improved HD graphics, a Resident Evil 3 remake has been announced for current gen consoles, including the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Here’s a trailer showing it in action:
As you can tell, it looks pretty good overall. Raccoon City’s environments look fantastic, the character models look as great as you’d expect them to and the voice acting… well it’s at least better than it was in the original title. All in all, it looks to be an amazing reimagining of a great game, and one that’s going to bring terror to even die hard fans of the series.
With the latter being in part because of one thing. One thing the original game was always most known for:
Yeah, for anyone who somehow missed the original title, this was the Resident Evil game in which a large portion of the adventure was spent fleeing from a nigh invulnerable, dangerous as hell zombie monster with a rocket launcher and a tendency to drop in on you at any point. This guy was dangerous, and he seemed about as smart as Mr X did in the remake even back then.
So now the remake ought to be even scarier for his presence. After all, we’ve had years of advancements in AI and video game technology since then, and if modern games have showed us anything, it’s that a super persistent predator hunting down the player characters can be a hell of a lot more lifelike (and dangerous) than anything from the PS1 days ever could.
Have fun going up against something that’ll probably make Mr X look like a pussycat by comparison.
And while you’re at it, maybe also have fun knowing that Resident Evil 3 won’t be the only game included in the package. No, apparently Resident Evil Resistance will be included alongside it too.
This online multiplayer game is set in the same universe as the rest of the series, and has an asymmetric gameplay style where four players have to work together against a ‘mastermind’ who’s trying to stop them at every turn. In other words, kind of like a Resident Evil version of Left 4 Dead, except free.
Nothing too special given the gameplay we’ve seen, but a neat bonus none the less. Especially given its inclusion with a far more highly anticpated title with enough content to keep people playing without it.
So yeah, that’s the Resident Evil 3 remake, its release date and everything that’s included with it. But what do you think of it all? Are you happy to see an extra multiplayer game included here? Terrified as the prospect of Nemesis in HD with improved AI? Cautious about anything else seen in the trailer?
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