Resident Evil 3, Capcom’s remake of the 1999 survival horror game, is due for release later this year. The game was announced just last month, and has been given a release date of April 20th. With only a few months to go till launch, developer Capcom has confirmed that development is 90% completed, and only “final adjustments” remain. What’s more is that due to its master ROM being “practically complete”, the studio promises “no delays” in the final release.
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The information comes by way of a Famitsu interview between producers Masao Kawada and Peter J. Fabiano. You can find the entire transcript in full here, but here are some highlights, courtesy of Siliconera.
“The master ROM is practically complete so Capcom promises no delays. As far as the completion rate goes, it’s at about 90% with only the final adjustments to go.”
Resident Evil 2, Capcom’s most recent remake of the survival horror franchise, was infamous for its numerous delays. Fortunately, the developers have confirmed this won’t be the case for the upcoming remake. However, unlike last time, the Resident Evil 3 remake is launching alongside Resident Evil Resistance, the standalone multiplayer component. The two “aren’t related and are made as completely standalone titles from each other.”
Speaking about the game’s story, Fabiano says “it mostly follows the original work, but thanks to the added rearrangements, those familiar with the original will get to enjoy a fresh new take.”
As opposed to the Resident Evil 2’s Tyrant, the Nemesis “Pursuer” will be a much more challenging obstacle that players will need to overcome. Capcom also wanted to remain authentic in terms of character design, so they gave the protagonist Jill “a costume that doesn’t look uncomfortable during intense action.” Of course, in true Resident Evil fashion, players will have the option to pick from a variety of costumes.
Resident Evil 3 remake will also have “more action” than Resident Evil 2. While the previous game “highlighted the fear of zombies”, the upcoming title’s main selling point is the action.