As unstoppable as its eponymous villain, Resident Evil 3 is getting its remake. The announcement comes days before its expected reveal at this week's Game Awards and completes Capcom's efforts to make every numbered Resident Evil entry available on modern consoles.
A remake of Resident Evil 3 in Capcom's RE Engine rounds out the trilogy of Playstation-era classics. It trades heavily on the visual stylings of this year's Resident Evil 2 remake, a fact perhaps unsurprising given the short window between the two releases. But the trailer and press release provide details about the upcoming package. Namely, the 4v1 cooperative mode known as "Project Resistance" leaked earlier this year is an additional mode bundled with the Resident Evil 3 remake.
As for the game itself, I have a couple of straggling thoughts:
- A significant portion of the trailer takes place in first-person. While I think this is largely for dramatic effect, I wonder if it also showcases an opportunity for the game to offer options for both 1st-person and 3rd-person play perspectives. (The press release, to be clear, confirms the camera is "over-the-shoulder" by default.)
- Resident Evil 3 introduced a sort of "counter" attack the player could use to bat away or dodge close enemies with well-timed button inputs. Early details from Sony make direct mention of this mechanic in the original game but give no clear indication whether this mechanic will appear in some form in the remake.
- If the remake gets rid of the neon barsign reading "COOL BEER," I am fucking out on this game.