The Resident Evil 3 remake, which was formally revealed in this year’s PlayStation State of Play after a series of leaks, will feature a variety of changes compared to the 1999 classic, according to Famitsu’s interview with the game’s producers.
In the interview, according to a translation by Dual Shockers, producers Masao Kawada and Peter Fabiano said that Resident Evil 3 will be more action-oriented compared to the original game, as reflected in the changes to the design of main character Jill Valentine. The development team, however, understood that Jill is one of the most popular protagonists in the Resident Evil series, so they made sure not to make significant changes to her image.
The Resident Evil 3 remake will also be more action-oriented compared to the Resident Evil 2 remake, the producers said. In addition, it will feature more changes from the original version compared to what Capcom did with Resident Evil 2. One of these changes, seen through the trailers and screenshots that have so far been released for the game, include the upgrade from the tank-control style to the modern over-the-shoulder perspective.
From the same interview, Siliconera reported that some of the changes will be rearranged elements in the Resident Evil 3 story. In a Capcom TV appearance, producer Masachika Kawata revealed that Dario Rosso, a civilian who appears at the start of the original game, will have a much bigger role in the remake and that the Hunter Beta, the evolution of the human-reptile creatures that appeared in the first Resident Evil, will make their return.
The Famitsu interview also revealed that the development of Resident Evil 3 is almost done. In an era when delays of video game releases are much more common, Kawada and Fabiano promised that the game will launch on its announced April 3, 2020 release date. The final adjustments are underway, which are about 90% completed.
The story of Resident Evil 3 is woven with that of Resident Evil 2, which is why the Resident Evil 2 demo was updated with a Resident Evil 3 Easter egg featuring the dreaded Nemesis.
Resident Evil 3 will also come bundled with Resident Evil: Resistance, a four-versus-one multiplayer mode that pits four survivors against one mastermind who can deploy zombies and set up traps.