Resident Evil 3 Remake Cover Art Leaks [Update]

Get ready for the return of Nemesis.

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Recent years have seen Capcom enjoy a great deal of success with re-releases and remasters, with the latest such example being Resident Evil 2 Remake on PS4, Xbox One, and PC earlier this year. Given the quality of that release, fans have been hoping for similar treatment for the original version's classic PlayStation sequel, Resident Evil 3. A new leak suggests that's the case: cover art for a Resident Evil 3 remake has popped up on the PlayStation Network. [Update: Sure enough, Resident Evil 3's remake has been announced. The news came as part of Sony's State of Play event, which also brought news that Resident Evil Resistance will actually be part of the Resident Evil 3 package.]

The three pieces of cover art show the game as Biohazard 3 (the Japanese name for Resident Evil), Resident Evil 3, and a Biohazard "Z Version." Each prominently features Nemesis, the unstoppable monster who plays a central role in RE3. This suggests Capcom is preparing to announce the remake, possibly opening preorders through PSN at the same time.

Another cover art leak that appeared alongside RE3 was for "Resident Evil Resistance," which appears to be the finalized name for Project Resistance. That co-op survival game pits a band of survivors against a "Mastermind" who controls the output of monsters to defeat them. It hosted a closed beta last month.

"Resident Evil 2 is not only a stellar remake of the original, but it's also simply a strong horror game that delivers anxiety-inducing and grotesque situations, topping some of the series' finest entries," Alessandro Fillari wrote in GameSpot's review. "But above all, the remake is an impressive game for the fact that it goes all-in on the pure survival horror experience, confidently embracing its horrifying tone and rarely letting up until the story's conclusion. Though Resident Evil 2 has its roots firmly in the past, it reworks the familiar horrors into something that feels brand new and all its own."

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