With the excitement surrounding the upcoming Resident Evil 2 Remake, Capcom have given possible hints at remaking the next installment to the franchise, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.
A few weeks ago, video game publisher and developer Capcom proclaimed in a financial report that they were currently looking into the possibility of making more remakes. According to them, they stated “Regarding remakes and re-releases of titles in our back catalog, we expect to explore these further with a variety of properties as part of our strategy to utilize our library of IP”. Going back even further to a few years ago, the same company behind the now upcoming Resident Evil 2 remake announced that they intended to put a focus on making HD remasters of the Capcom’s beloved series a upmost priority.
Signs of Resident Evil 3, a game that came out back in 1999, have now shown signs that this could be the next step into the remaster releases. Resident Evil 2 director Kazunori Kadoi and producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi revealed they could be leaving the door open for Resident Evil 3 once the RE2 remake its officially released and reviewed. When asked, they said, “We are currently focused on Resident Evil 2 remake, getting it out of the door and seeing how everyone receives it in January, but who knows what the future holds”.
While this may not be concrete enough to an official confirmation, this does prove that the possibility can all depend on player feedback. If customers enjoy Resident Evil 2’s remaster and it receives critical success, then incentive to adapt the third game may not seem so bad.
Already fans are bursting with anticipation for Resident Evil 2. With its updated graphics, third person camera and now the officially announced “Gore Mode”, the hype couldn’t get any higher. With these incredible new features, it opens a realm of opportunity for what new mechanics can be implemented if there were a remake for Resident Evil 3.
As long as RE2 remakes receives great success, then the RE3 remake could be right on our doorstop. With the former being named “Best of Show at E3 2018”, the success doesn’t seem that far-fetched at all.
Resident Evil 2 Remake is set to be released 25th January 2019 on PC, Xbox One and PS4. For those who wish to satisfy their Resident Evil 3 itch, players can play this game on the Dreamcast, GameCube, PC, PlayStation, PS3 and PlayStation Vita.