Capcom struck gold last year with its remake of Resident Evil 2, which was not only one of the best games of 2019, but also a huge hit for the company, outselling the original game it’s based on in under a year. As such, the announcement of a Resident Evil 3 remake didn’t come as much of surprise. What’s surprising, however, is that not only is it being bundled with a new multiplayer component called Resident Evil Resistance, but that’s coming much sooner than we expected: Resident Evil 3 is set to release April 3 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 either version of 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.
Best Buy is now offering an exclusive pre-order bonus of its own: a metal steelbook case featuring Resident Evil 3 artwork on the exterior and interior. This comes with any purchase of the physical standard edition for PS4 or Xbox One at Best Buy.
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. You can pre-order it now at the below retailers or directly from the PlayStation Store or Xbox Live.
Pre-order Resident Evil 3 Collector’s edition
The Resident Evil 3 Collector’s edition is 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; GameStop 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, but it’s already sold out for both PS4 and Xbox One.
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