With both the rampant critical and financial success of Resident Evil 2 earlier this year, it hasn’t taken long for the franchise’s fanbase to turn their attention and excitement to a potential re-release of the beloved third game in the franchise, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis. Capcom itself has even fed into the rumors, going as far as to tease the potential remake numerous times. Yet, despite all the hints at an unveiling of the highly anticipated title, fans still hadn't seen what this proposed remake might look like. That was, however, until today.
Posted to Gamestat, it appears Resident Evil 3: Nemesis fans finally have their first look at the upcoming remake through three pieces of cover art that have just surfaced on PSN. Showcasing the game’s standard edition under both the alternating English and Japanese titles - as well as an assumed special edition titled Z Version - the covers display the game’s returning characters and iconic central antagonist.
At the forefront of the standard cover are both a revamped look at Jill Valentine and an HD recreation of Carlos Oliveria, while the looming figure in the background of the standard cover and in the center of the Z version is, of course, the game’s iconic monstrous adversary, Nemesis. The latter has seen a significant remodeling following his traditional appearance in the third game, including a much sleeker design and the inclusion of a crooked nose above his terrifying protruding gums. Jill has also changed vastly in this re-imagining of the classic title, sporting a more battle-hardened, tactical outfit.
This new look at the game seems to coincide with the upcoming Game Awards in just over a week’s time, giving the impression that one of the teased premieres for the ceremony will likely be Resident Evil 3’s remake. It also aligns with several rumors that have poised the game to be shown at Geoff Keighley’s annual award show, cementing that fans should tune into the ceremony for a potential first look at the franchise’s highly anticipated next single-player entry.
While it’s looking more and more likely that the third game’s re-imagining could be making its grand debut as soon as next year, Resident Evil has another release, Project Resistance, hitting shelves in 2020. How Capcom will look to balance these games is anyone’s guess, but it’s worth considering if the two will be connected in some way. Only time will tell, but here’s to hoping that the Game Awards will bring us more answers when it airs in just over a week’s time.
A remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is rumored to be in development for unspecified platforms.