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Resident Evil 3 Launch Guide: Where To Buy, Deals, Steelbook Edition, And More

The once-rumored Resident Evil 3 remake is real and out today. Here's what you should know before you buy.

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Capcom's Resident Evil 2 remake went above and beyond last year, becoming not only one of the best games of 2019 but a major success, outselling the original game it's based on in under a year. It's not surprising Capcom would follow it up with a Resident Evil 3 remake while the iron is hot. What is surprising, however, is that it released just over a year after its predecessor. Resident Evil 3 is out today, April 3, for PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. That's right--you can head back to Raccoon City right now.

The game has the same over-the-shoulder third-person perspective as Resident Evil 2 rather than first-person scares in the vein of Resident Evil 7. Capcom showed off the first official gameplay for Resident Evil 3 Remake in a Twitch stream. For more on our impressions, check out GameSpot's Resident Evil 3 review.

Resident Evil 3 also comes bundled with Resident Evil Resistance, an asymmetrical 4 vs. 1 online co-op game in which one player controls the Mastermind, setting traps and hunting down a group of Survivors as the other players race against the clock to escape.

If you're itching to get your copy or just want to know your options, check out Resident Evil 3's two editions along with some launch day deals on the game below.

Resident Evil 3 pre-order bonus

Resident Evil 3 steelbook - Best Buy exclusive
Resident Evil 3 steelbook - Best Buy exclusive

If you pre-ordered either version of Resident Evil 3 ahead of its April release date, you received an exclusive Classic Costume Pack that includes Jill's original outfit and Carlos' original hairstyle. Most retailers aren't offering that bonus at launch, unfortunately.

Best Buy, however, does have an exclusive bonus of its own: a metal steelbook case featuring Resident Evil 3 artwork on the exterior and interior. This comes with any purchase of the physical standard edition for PS4 or Xbox One

Buy Resident Evil 3 standard edition

The standard edition of Resident Evil 3 comes with the base game and Resident Evil Resistance. The Resident Evil 3 standard edition is selling for $60. You can order it now at the below retailers or directly from the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, or Steam. However, we've also rounded up a few deals on the game below.

Launch day deals on Resident Evil 3

Xbox One (digital): $55 with code EMCDHDE23

Xbox One (physical): $50 (part of Target's B2G1 free offer)

PC: $46.79

Buy Resident Evil 3 Collector's edition

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The Resident Evil 3 Collector's edition is sold exclusively at GameStop in North America. The Collector's edition includes a physical copy of Resident Evil 3, Resident Evil Resistance, any pre-order bonuses, a Jill Valentine statuette (similar to the Leon figure offered for Resident Evil 2), a hardcover art book, a double-sided poster featuring a map of Raccoon City, and a digital Resident Evil 3 soundtrack. It retails for $180 USD at GameStop. UK fans can pre-order the collector's edition at retailer GAME for £215.

The Resident Evil 3 Collector's edition seems to be a hot item for fans; GameStop sold out not long after the listings went live. Both the PS4 and Xbox One versions are sold out, but keep checking back, as it could come back into stock sporadically.

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I don't know if I should get Resident Evil 3 on launch seeing how Resident Evil 2 was $20 last year. I still need to beat Resident Evil 2.

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We want Dino Crisis next!

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Hmmnn I dont think I ever played this one..

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they're locking away the original outfit behind a preorder bonus? Despicable.

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Who would buy the collectors edition at that crazy price for lumps of cheap plastic additions?

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Will this be available for pre-order on Amazon?

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but will carlos get that date with jill and will chickenheart make a cameo also Barry and his buddy system

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Digital preorder through the PSN store, get this theme after checkout:

https://youtu.be/NRvPiSQjpfs

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@segasaturnsnk: Why pre order though? Especially when within 3-4 weeks of release it's at least 25% off these days.

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That's a cool-looking Jill statue but not worth $180. I don't know if I'll like the game, and the other stuff doesn't really interest me.

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Is there a STARS edition?

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-SSSTTTTTAAAAAARRRRRRSSSS!!!! NINJA APPROVED-

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Which edition of the game will come with a Nemesis Baby Yoda plush doll?

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that cool. never play 3 much, into 2 until 4 came out.

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Welp, most likely it'll be a hit but DEFINITELY wont be goty. I'm all in for it tho. Cant wait.

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fack i'm gunna be so busy the next 6 months. so. many. games.

now i have this and cyberpunk to look forward to in april

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@stiefjac: I hate to break it to you, but Cyberpunk got pushed back to September.

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Of course there isn't a collector's edition for the PC version. I guess I can buy the figure by itself off of Ebay or something.

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@xshinobi: Why would you want that crappy looking figure to begin with though? It's $5 worth at most.

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