After years of petitions and fan demands, Capcom finally released a full-fledged remake of the survival-horror classic Resident Evil 2. Now Resident Evil fans are hoping to see a remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis make its way to modern gaming consoles, and as it turns out, their dreams may soon become a reality.
Twitter account EVIL VR, which leaked information on the Resident Evil 2 remake over the past year and claims to have inside sources at Capcom, says that Capcom plans on releasing the Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake before it launches Resident Evil 8. EVIL VR leaked Resident Evil 8 information as well, claiming that the game would be similar to the Resident Evil 3.5 prototype that eventually became Resident Evil 4. Specific details like that for the Resident Evil 3 remake haven't been shared yet, unfortunately.
While fans should definitely take EVIL VR's tweets with a grain of salt, a Resident Evil 3 remake actually makes a great deal of sense. After all, the original Resident Evil 3 released just a year after Resident Evil 2 did, and since the games share some locations, like the Raccoon City Police Department, Capcom could speed up the development process by reusing assets from the Resident Evil 2 remake.
Also heard that Capcom will not launch #RE8 before launching #RE3Remake. No words if #RECV is even considered to be remade. Fans should also expect that Capcom has no interest in remaking or even retconning #RE4, #RE5 & #RE6. Two games are being focused on are 3 Remake & 8.— EVIL VR (@EvilVR) January 27, 2019
Capcom also seems to have a pretty solid blueprint for the titular Nemesis creature in Resident Evil 2's Mr. X. The Mr. X tyrant has become one of the most popular monsters from the Resident Evil 2 remake, thanks to his uncanny ability to pop up when the player least expects it, and then stalk Leon endlessly throughout the police station. If Capcom is able to pull off something similar with the Nemesis tyrant, the game will definitely have no problem being scary.
Not only that, but Resident Evil 3's plot takes place roughly around the same time as the events of Resident Evil 2, and brings the Raccoon City incident to a conclusion. It would be a shame if this important development in the franchise's lore were left on ancient consoles instead of being updated for modern audiences.
Whether or not a Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake actually materializes remains to be seen, but considering the immediate success of the Resident Evil 2 remake, it seems likely. However, fans may have to wait a bit longer between releases than they did with the original versions of Resident Evil 2 and 3.
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is rumored to be in development for unspecified consoles.