We finally get to see the S.T.A.R.’s obsessed psycho Nemesis in all his mutant glory in the new Resident Evil 3 trailer. As well as a brand new look at the rocket launcher wielding brute we also have some juicy new details about how he’ll play. The possible future of Mercenaries mode, and much more.
Thanks to an interview with PlayStation Magazine UK. Along with the recently released Resident Evil 3 Nemesis trailer (watch below). We have some brand new details about the upcoming Resident Evil 3. As well as some horrifyingly cool new images from the game.
The real reason we’re all here. Like every other aspect of the original Resident Evil 3. The Nemesis is being brought back to life with some astonishing visual improvements and some all-new game play features. The Nemesis will use an updated version of the Mr. X A.I from last year’s Resident Evil 2 Remake. Whilst the trench coat clad, fedora-wearing stalker was creepy enough, Capcom aims to make Nemesis even scarier.
Nemesis will feature improved sound design, from RE2 making his booming footsteps and his infamous “S.T.A.R’S” shouting more chilling than ever. Nemesis’ new look is also made all the more terrifying thanks to photogrammetry. Capcom actually built a real-life model for Nemesis than simply scanned it into the game. Talk about going that extra step.
Furthermore, the all-new Nemesis will feature some dangerous game play improvements too.
On top of his classic rocket launcher, Nemesis will also come equipped with an all-new flamethrower. Nemesis can also pick up some serious speed despite his massive size. Choosing to sprint after Jill valentine rather than the slower approach of last years Mr. X.
The new sound design improvement won’t just be exclusive to Nemesis, however. Listening for nearby dangers and auto cues will be vital in surviving Raccoon City which has also had a makeover. Fans of the classic RE3 can rejoice however as classic locals such as the streets, the shops, the Stagla petrol station, the Raccoon Press offices and, the hospital will all make an appearance. It’s also worth pointing out the giant mutant worms will be back. I didn’t plan on sleeping whilst Playing Resident Evil 3 anyway.
Long-time fans of Resident Evil 3 will be undoubtedly upset to learn that the games classic “Mercenaries Mode” won’t be returning. Mercenaries Mode was a mini game that allowed players to traverse through sections of Racoon city as different characters. The aim of the game was to get as many points as possible whilst racing against the clock. It would appear that it is now being replaced by Resident Evil: Resistance.
Resident Evil: Resistance is the 4 player co-op title teased some time ago as its own separate game. We now know it will be bundled with Resident Evil 3. Resistance see’s a group of 4 survivors trying to escape from a fifth player who is controlling the Tyrant. We’ll have to wait and see what Resident Evil: Resistance turns out like but fans are less than happy the Mercenaries Mode is being axed. Well at launch at least anyway.
Resident Evil 3 – Not the way you remember
Capcom has also confirmed that the new Resident Evil 3 Remake will make some pretty big switch-ups compared to the original. Like usual Carlos will have a playable section, probably similar to Ada Wong’s game play section in Resident Evil 2.
Capcom has also stated however that the remake will not feature the “action choice” system from the original. This gave players different options at certain game play moments, like whether to run from an enemy or stay and fight. With this system gone so too are the games multiple endings. How will this affect the story of Resident Evil 3? We’ll have to wait until April 3rd to find out.
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