With last year’s Resident Evil 2 remake being a hit for Capcom (and one of the best games of 2019), the announcement of a Resident Evil 3 remake didn’t come as much of a surprise. That said, it’s coming much sooner than we expected, which is exciting. It’s also being bundled with a new multiplayer component, called Resident Evil Resistance. Resident Evil 3 is slated for April 3, 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, and and PC via Steam.
With the announcement of the remake came a trailer, showing protagonist Jill Valentine running through a building from a first-person perspective, fleeing a powerful creature known as Nemesis. However, a Capcom blog post confirms the game will have the same over-the-shoulder third-person perspective as Resident Evil 2 rather than first-person scares in the vein of Resident Evil 7.
Cover art for Resident Evil 3 leaked ahead of the State of Play stream, displaying Jill, her partner Carlos Oliveira, and the monstrous Nemesis looming above them.
The State of Play also confirmed Resident Evil 3 will come bundled with Resident Evil Resistance, an asymmetrical 4 vs. 1 online co-op game in which one player controls the Mastermind, setting traps and hunting down a group of Survivors as the other players race against the clock to escape.
Resident Evil 3 pre-order bonuses
If you pre-order Resident Evil 3 ahead of its April release date, you’ll receive an exclusive Classic Costume Pack that includes Jill’s original outfit and Carlos’ original hairstyle.
Pre-order Resident Evil 3 standard edition
The standard edition of Resident Evil 3 will come with the base game, Resident Evil Resistance, and any pre-order bonuses. Resident Evil 3 standard edition is selling for $60.
Pre-order Resident Evil 3 Collector’s edition
The Resident Evil 3 Collector’s edition will be sold exclusively at GameStop in North America. The Collector’s edition includes a physical copy of Resident Evil 3, Resident Evil Resistance, any pre-order bonuses, a Jill Valentine statuette (similar to the Leon figure offered for Resident Evil 2), a hardcover art book, a double-sided poster featuring a map of Raccoon City, and a digital Resident Evil 3 soundtrack. It retails for $180 USD at GameStop. UK fans can pre-order the collector’s edition at retailer GAME for £215.
The Resident Evil 3 Collector’s edition seems to be a hot item for fans; GameSpot sold out not long after the listings went live. Both the PS4 and Xbox One versions are sold out as of last update, but keep checking back, as it’ll likely come back into stock sporadically between now and release. For a heads-up on when it’s back in stock, follow @GameSpotDeals on Twitter–we’ll tweet out as soon as we spot it online.
The collector’s edition only recently went up for sale in the UK, so you can still pre-order on both PS4 and Xbox One. But if US pre-orders were any indication, it won’t be available for long. US fans can pre-order the UK collector’s edition from GAME, but you’ll end up spending some extra cash on shipping and won’t receive the game at launch.
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