Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 Remake has received critical acclaim, with its first week of sales surpassing 3 million. Answering everyone’s burning question, the developer has now revealed that a remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is on the cards, but only if the fans want it.
The Resident Evil 2 Remake was meant to follow the shot-for-shot remake of the original in 2002, but was ultimately pushed back with Resident Evil 4 already being in-development. After a lot of pressure from fans and the director of the original, Hideki Kamiya, Capcom registered the interest of fans by announcing the Resident Evil 2 Remake in 2015, but not before dipping its toe in the waters by remastering the original remake for current platforms.
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In an interview with GameWatch, RE2 Remake’s producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi said that the company is looking for fans to “voice their enthusiasm” if a remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis is wanted. With the RE2 Remake garnering over 3 million sales and counting, it’s fair to assume that Capcom is taking care with the thought of another entry.
Unfortunately, the wording of Hirabayashi’s statement indicates that Capcom has not yet started work on a new Resident Evil, meaning it could take another 3 and a half years to materialise. Alternatively, some keen eyed fans have pointed out that Capcom could potentially develop a Nemesis Remake quicker given that it would reuse many of the same models as the RE2 Remake, much like the original borrowed much from its predecessor.
For those not in the know, the third instalment takes place the night before Resident Evil 2, following then-new protagonist Jill Valentine. Throughout, she’s pursued by a relentless being called Nemesis, who is tasked to hunt members of the Special Tactics And Rescue Service (S.T.A.R.S.) police unit.
KitGuru Says: Nemesis still remains one of Resident Evil’s most popular characters and would undoubtedly look terrifying with 2019 graphics. Here’s hoping Capcom continue its investment in the classics.