Rumour has it that Capcom is currently developing a remake of Resident Evil 3 in the style of 2019’s Resident Evil 2, which was released earlier this year and are now on track for a 2020 release.
YouTuber Spawn Wave has claimed a remake of the 20-year-old classic is in the works, and Eurogamer and VGC have both stated that this matches information they’ve received from multiple sources.
These rumours line up with comments made by Capcom. In January, soon after the release of Japanese website Game Watch’s review of Resident Evil 2, Capcom’s Yoshiaki Hirabayashi said in an interview that plans for an RE3 remake would be down to fan demand. Fans and critics alike certainly loved the Resident Evil 2 remake, with it receiving rave reviews and selling 3 million copies in its first week. Calls for a similar remake of RE3 began mere days after the release of the RE2 remake, so it seems like a safe bet that RE3 is next in line.
According to Spawn Wave, the remake will most likely be announced at the Game Awards on 12 December, where the RE2 remake has been nominated for Game of the Year. This would most likely mean a mid to late 2020 release.
As of yet, this is only a rumour and has not been confirmed by Capcom, although the prospect of Jill Valentine’s return battling the Nemesis certainly is exciting, and fans of the franchise are sure to have their fingers crossed.
Last modified: 6th December 2019