Resident Evil 3 Remake Reveals First Bite of Gameplay, Development Handled by New Studio

Dec 10, 2019
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Earlier this morning during Sony’s latest State of Play the much-anticipated Resident Evil 3 remake was finally revealed. While the debut RE3 trailer set the right tone and offered a good look at Jill Valentine’s new makeover, it didn’t provide any gameplay footage. Well, following the release of the trailer, Capcom dropped a Resident Evil 3 developer video, which includes some more detail about the game, and yes, a brief chunk of in-game footage.

We only see around 30 seconds of gameplay, but it’s pretty clear Resident Evil 3 is running on the same engine as the RE2 remake, with perhaps some updated lighting effects thrown in for good measure. You can check out the full Resident Evil 3 developer video below (the gameplay begins at around the 1:30 mark).

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Meanwhile, we also have a bit more information about who’s actually developing Resident Evil 3. Unlike the RE2 remake, Capcom's core Resident Evil team won’t be the main developers of RE3 – the reins are being handed off to a new studio called M-Two Inc. According to Twitter user AestheticGamer, who’s leaked some legit RE details in the past, M-Two Inc. is a new “second-party” of sorts for Capcom. They’ll be backed up by Taipei-based developer NeoBards, who have worked on recent Devil May Cry and Onimusha HD re-releases, and K2, who have acted as a support studio on numerous Capcom titles.

The main Resident Evil team is still helping out with Resident Evil 3, but it seems like they’re focusing most of their energies on Resident Evil 8 at the moment.

Of course, Resident Evil 3 will launch with the requisite fancy Collector’s Edition – it will include a Jill statue, STARS item box replica, art book, soundtrack, and map. Oh, and the game, of course. The Collector's Edition will set you back $180. Those who pre-order will get classic costumes for both the main characters, so those incensed the new Jill wears pants can breathe easy. (Click the image below for full resolution).

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Resident Evil 3 takes aim at PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on April 3, 2020.

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