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Will there be a Resident Evil 3 remake?

For survival horror remaster fans, thoughts are already turning to a potential Resident Evil 3 remake. There’s been rumors swirling around the internet a sequel to a Resident Evil 2 remake but is a RE 3 remake release date in the works? Find out as we delve into all of the Nemesis rumors and speculation you need to know about.

What Resident Evil 3 remake rumors are doing the rounds?

Resident Evil 3 remake release date

There are a couple that have been discussed online, with multiple outlets all covering the same thing – that a Resident Evil 3 remake is in the works.

Is there any truth to this conjecture though? Apparently so, if you take this Capcom quote that was attributed to them on GameRant. Capcom are believed to have announced their intention explore further opportunities to make remastered games in their back catalogue, stating in a report that “Regarding remakes and re-releases of titles in our back catalog, we expect to explore these further with a variety of properties as a part of our strategy to utilize our library of IP.”

It would make sense that Resident Evil 3 would be chief among that, and it’s said to already be in development according to one person on the ResetEra forums.

Going by the username Dusk Golem, a Resident Evil 3 remake is already being developed by Capcom and could be released by 2020. They are obviously keeping their sources a secret – like any good person would – so it does remain to be seen if this is true or not.

What could a Resident Evil 3 remake contain?

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Well, it would naturally follow on from the Resident Evil 2 remake, which is due to be released on January 28. The original game followed S.T.A.R.S member Jill Valentine and a certain Leon S. Kennedy as they attempt to fight through Raccoon City. Given that Resident Evil 2 and 3 occur in similar locations and in similar timeframes, Capcom could use assets from Resident Evil 2 remake to make any development cycle for Resident Evil 3 remake shorter.

Resident Evil 3‘s biggest ploy, however, was the introduction of the Nemesis – a bio-organic weapon that was developed to hunt down S.T.A.R.S members who had witnessed experiments performed by the shady Umbrella corporation. Nemesis would certainly be included in any remake as it’s a key part of what made Resident Evil 3 as memorable as it was.

A Resident Evil 3 remake could also be made longer, much like Resident Evil 2 remake is rumored to be. This would give players new areas to explore, collectables to obtain, and weapons to try out. It’ll be a while before we hear anything concrete on this front though, given that Resident Evil 2 remake is only just about ready to come out. There may even be a tease in that game itself…