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While we didn’t get a ton out of this morning’s State of Play, we did get confirmation of a rumor we’ve been hearing for a few months now. That came in the form of a trailer for Resident Evil 3 Remake. Fans of the franchise responded strongly to last January’s Resident Evil 2 Remake, so this isn’t all that surprising.

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September 28th… Daylight… Jill Valentine is making an escape as Raccoon City falls to ruins. But her worst nightmare is in pursuit… Prepare for your last escape as Resident Evil 3 comes out for PS4, XB1 and PC on April 3rd, 2020.

What is surprising is the time frame, as the game is scheduled for release this coming April. While that may seem like a quick turnaround, it’s in line with the time we saw for RE2: Remake. That title was announced at E3, and debuted in January of the following year. For those who don’t know, Resident Evil 3 takes place at roughly the same time as Resident Evil 2. Players take control of Jill Valentine, a S.T.A.R.S member during the zombie breakout in Raccoon City.

Unlike RE2, which saw players cooped up in the police station for most of the game, this title utilized a good bit of the city. The main feature of the game is Nemesis, a hulking super-zombie that pursues Jill throughout the city with the objective of eliminating all S.T.A.R.S members. Fans of the second game will probably remember Mr. X, who posed a similar threat. Also included with the remake will be Resident Evil: Resistance, a 4v1 style multiplayer game that was only available in Japan until now.

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Resident Evil 3 returns to PlayStation 4 on April 3rd, 2020. Experience Jill Valentine’s encounter with the unrelenting Nemesis in this survival-horror classic remade from the ground up. It also includes Resident Evil Resistance, a new 1 vs 4 asymmetrical online multiplayer game set in the Resident Evil universe.

Joe’s thoughts: Man, it’s been quite a run for the Resident Evil franchise, hasn’t it? After the disaster that was RE5, and the dumpster fire that was RE6, I had all but written off the franchise. Now, we’ve had blockbuster success with Resident Evil 7, and the remake of 2 was a game of the year contender for me. The success of RE2: Remake leads me to believe they’ll be able to do the same with Nemesis. A piece of advice though for Capcom. As tempting as it is, I would be very careful if you decide to do a Resident Evil 4 Remake. That game hit cult status and was really a miracle. Something special might be lost in a remake of 4.