Resident Evil 3 Remake Official Release Date On Consoles And PC Announced; RE Resistance Multiplayer Included

Coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam on April 3, 2020.

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The oft-rumoured and leaked Resident Evil 3 Remake has been confirmed as part of PlayStation's final State of Play of 2019. The game also includes the previously revealed cooperative multiplayer title Resident Evil Resistance, and is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam on April 3, 2020. Here's everything we learned about the updates being made to the game and a look at a special "developer message" video, as well as a trailer for the upcoming horror remake.

Much like the highly successful remake of Resident Evil 2 released earlier this year, Resident Evil 3 modernizes the third entry in the long-running survival horror series, ditching the fixed camera angles and swinging the third-person viewpoint over protagonist Jill Valentine's shoulder. The announcement trailer (which you can watch below) shows the iconic heroine running through a burning building with antagonist Nemesis in pursuit, while the rest of the trailer focuses on the story and characters.

Resident Evil 3 is set amidst the outbreak of the T-virus in Racoon City, and takes place in the hours leading up to and following the events of Resident Evil 2. The game stood apart from its predecessors when it was originally released in 1999 by introducing the titular Nemesis--a towering humanoid bioweapon that stalks you through much of the game, hissing "STARRRRRRSSSSS…." as his pounding footsteps follow hot on your heels. The horrific setting and new content are brought to life with the RE Engine that previously powered Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Resident Evil 2, and Devil May Cry 5, which promises to modernize Resident Evil 3's gameplay mechanics.

Somewhat surprisingly, Resident Evil 3 also comes packaged with the cooperative multiplayer game Resident Evil Resistance, an asymmetrical four vs. one survival game that was originally revealed as Project Resistance during the Tokyo Game Show earlier this year. Four survivors must work together, making use of a variety of weapons and each player's unique abilities, to stand a chance of escaping an experiment that's controlled by another player assuming the role of the Mastermind. The Mastermind can manipulate the environment and wields a deck of cards that allow them to place traps and deadly creatures, and even directly control elite bioweapons like G-Birkin and Tyrant.

Those who pre-order Resident Evil 3 ahead of its April 3, 2020 release will receive the exclusive Classic Costume Pack that features the original design for Jill Valentine and hairstyle for Carlos Oliveira.

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