On April 3, we return to Raccoon City to meet an inescapable appointment. Jill and Carlos await us in this city mired in a zombie apocalypse to relive one of the great classics of the survival horror genre with Resident Evil 3 Remake. The zombies are back with a third installment that becomes more modern than ever and with significant improvements in each and every way. Taking advantage of the current hardware, the new study of the Japanese company wants to bring us an experience with more action, but also much more immersive.
Through the Official PlayStation Magazine, those responsible for this remake have launched a bombardment of new details. They have treated aspects such as the elaboration of a real Nemesis to be able to transfer it to the video game and make it more intelligent, as well as many other issues related to sound, the plot of this remake and even the possible game modes. And no, Resistance will not be connected to the remake, but this one will have more relationship than ever with another game.
The great news of Resident Evil 3 Remake
History, sound and modes. We are going to divide all this information into these 3 fields so that you have a good advance, well distributed, of much of the new that the remake of the classic Resident Evil 3 brings. This time, Capcom will throw the house through the window
The connection between remakes
Resident Evil 3 startup takes place only a couple of hours after Resident Evil 2, so that both games have a plot development that goes in parallel most of the time until the second installment ends and, later, it does. This idea is going to remain in the remake, as expected, but the Japanese have decided that they will be somewhat more explicit with all this.
Peter Fabiano has explained that the connection between both games will be much larger than it was in the PlayStation era, something that makes sense if we heed the rumors that spoke of a pack of both. Although not wanting to go into many details, Fabiano has advanced that, since the events of both games overlap in time, «There are things that are familiar to you». We may see some character from another game slipping into this one, or even any other type of reference. In fact, RE2 Remake already has some Resident Evil 3 Remake, added very recently.
Listening will be more important than ever
The Resident Evil 3 audiovisual section It will be completely renewed with the remake, as was the case with the second installment. We have already seen the graphic evolution between original and revision, but we know little about the sound section. In this regard, Fabiano has also spoken a little in his recent interview, explaining that paying attention to sound will be more important than ever. And it is not for less since, with so much zombie and with that Nemesis chasing us while saying that of «STARS», «Any corner you screw could be a duel to the death»
Therefore, similar to what happened with Mr. X in the game last year, paying special attention to footsteps and other sounds will be a key element of the game experience. «Sound is very important, especially in horror games, and we are always working to ensure that sound design increases tension», Explain. They will follow patterns similar to those of RE2 Remake, in fact they have the same designers in this field, but they will maximize it to make us have a very bad time. And yes, so that we can guide us better in the face of possible threats.
Goodbye to Mercenaries
One of the great surprises of the original Resident Evil 3 was the Mercenary mode incorporation. Through this minigame, unlockable by completing the adventure for the first time, players could handle Nicholai, Mikhail or Carlos on a very brief mission to go from point A to point B in less than 2 minutes to be able to rid his character of a bomb that has been attached. A different and very intense experience that, as you have confirmed since Capcom, will not be available in the remake
The team has decided to discard this modality, including any possible evolution such as those seen in recent years, to leave the full weight of the complementary experience in Resident Evil Resistance. This one, which arrives on the same day as RE3 Remake and can be downloaded separately, will offer a 4-on-1 online game proposal in which players will have to coordinate to survive a series of hard tests plagued by zombies and all kinds of creatures This will be the one that replaces the Mercenaries mode on this occasion.
All this serves to go outlining what awaits us with the Resident Evil 3 Remake. We will have to wait for April to get back into Jill's skin in the flight in front of Nemesis and relive what, surely, is one of the games that have marked many players. If the work that Capcom does is up to that achieved with RE2, without a doubt, we are facing a strong contender for the best of the year 2020.
Will it succeed or not? For now, with this advance you have enough to liven up the wait a bit more until the game arrives in about 3 months. Time flies by, although that you will discover especially when you have to escape the dangerous Nemesis in Raccoon City. Get ready, because tension is coming, zombies and many weapons; but also very little ammo.