With the Resident Evil 2 remake right around the corner, fans of Capcom's hugely successful survival-horror franchise are naturally curious about what's next. Well, if Resetera moderator Dusk Golem is to be believed, then the next Resident Evil project could very well be a full-blown remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.
According to Dusk Golem, who has accurately leaked information about the Resident Evil franchise in the past, the Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake is already in active development. Dusk Golem didn't elaborate on how far along the Resident Evil 3 remake is in development or what platforms it's aiming for, but he did indicate that if both it and the Resident Evil 2 remake sell well, that Capcom may pursue even more remakes in the future.
If a remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is in the works, it wouldn't be all that surprising. After all, Capcom has said in the past that it considers remakes and remasters a central pillar in its strategy moving forward. Plus, there is significant buzz surrounding the Resident Evil 2 remake, to the point that the game took home numerous awards at this past year's E3 event, so it's likely a Resident Evil 3 remake would enjoy a similarly positive reception.
The Resident Evil 2 remake selling well seems like a foregone conclusion, even though it's releasing against the likes of Kingdom Hearts 3. And if the Resident Evil 2 remake is as successful as some have predicted, then it stands to reason that the possible Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake will do just as well. There seems to be a genuine appetite from gamers to revisit these horror classics with updated gameplay and graphics, so it makes sense that Capcom will keep developing them.
Anyone looking for more evidence that a remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is in the works should note that Capcom has teased the game's existence in the past. Even so, fans of the Resident Evil franchise shouldn't get their hopes up until they see a trailer and have an official confirmation from Capcom.
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is out now for Dreamcast, GameCube, PC, and PS1.