While there was a 17 year gap between the original Resident Evil Gamecube remake and the Resident Evil 2’s remake that came to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One earlier this year, it sounds like if fans looking for an updated look at the next game in the series, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis won’t have to wait nearly as long.
Reports of a remake of the 1999 game began with YouTube user SpawnWave, who posted a video stating an RE3 remake would be out in 2020. Eurogamer corroborated these claims, saying the outlet had heard from its own sources the remake has been in the works for a long time.
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Remakes have been a core part of Capcom’s business for awhile now, having said as much in a recent company strategy report. The company stated it wants to lean in heavy on remakes and reviving some of its dormant IP. Will that mean a Viewtiful Joe or Okami remake or sequel? Or maybe Killer 7 will finally get some love and come to modern consoles instead of being behind the incredibly difficult process of creating a gaming PC.
Even though the Resident Evil 2 remake came out at the very beginning of the year, Capcom has kept the series in the public consciousness by doing several crossover events with games like PUBG and Monster Hunter having content based on the horror series throughout the year. Monster Hunter World allowed you to play as Leon and Claire from Resident Evil among other character appearances like Mr. X as an NPC. Then PUBG had several Resident Evil cosmetics and a recreation of RE2’s Raccoon City Police Department vehicles.
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2019 has been a pretty good year for Capcom, it seems, despite releasing only a few games over the course of the year. Along with Resident Evil 2, the company also released Devil May Cry 5 back in March, which has sold over 2 million copies over the course of the year. But the company did double down on its desire to re-release and remake old games, having brought the Ace Attorney Trilogy to the Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in April. However, as those games are pretty old, with the original launching on the Nintendo DS in 2004, the games seem pretty stuck in the past by modern standards.
For more on Resident Evil, remakes, and how Capcom is apparently using them to steer this ship, check out Fanbyte’s review of the Resident Evil 2 remake.