Rumors of a Resident Evil 3 remake have been swirling since Capcom launched Resident Evil 2 to huge sales and widespread critical acclaim. Many are expecting Capcom to reveal the game at The Game Awards 2019, especially now that official cover art for the unannounced title has leaked online thanks to the PlayStation Store. The leaked Resident Evil 3 images give fans their first look at the new designs for Jill Valentine, Carlos Oliveira, and the titular monster Nemesis. However, not everyone is impressed with the new look for Nemesis.
In response to the Resident Evil 3 remake cover art leak, some fans have criticized Capcom's new design for Nemesis. While it appears to be very similar to the way Nemesis looked in the original PS1 game, there are some changes. For example, Nemesis now has a nose, and the staples that used to hold his face together are less prominent. Nemesis also has longer, whiter teeth, with gums that aren't quite as exposed as they were in the original design. Furthermore, Nemesis appears to have "caution" warning signs attached to his body.
It's clear by the reactions online that some Resident Evil 3 fans are disappointed with the new look for Nemesis, but others are happy with it. Some fans have said that Nemesis looks even scarier with these new details, though we'll need to see him in action before we can make any judgment calls.
It will be interesting to see if there are any changes to Nemesis from a gameplay standpoint as well. It's possible that Capcom will make Nemesis behave more like Mr. X from Resident Evil 2, who would had more freedom in stalking the player than any other Resident Evil monster before him.
Luckily, more information on Nemesis in the Resident Evil 3 remake should come sooner rather than later. As previously mentioned, many are expecting the game to be officially announced at The Game Awards 2019 on December 12, and if not then, at Jump Festa 2020, which takes place from December 21 to 22 in Chiba, Japan. It's possible Capcom will officially announce the Resident Evil 3 remake in another way as well, but the art leak on the PlayStation Store does indicate that an announcement is coming very soon.
The Resident Evil 3 remake is rumored to be in development for unspecified platforms.