The Resident Evil 3 Remake was finally officially announced during the PlayStation’s State of Play this week. It raised a few eyebrows because of the quick turnaround, turns out the immediate release was not down to insane crunch time, but actually because Capcom wanted to sell Resident Evil 2 and 3 Remakes as a bundle.
Speaking to Kinda Funny Games, Imran Khan, who previously worked for Game Informer, said that sources close to Capcom revealed they wanted to bundle the games together. The reason they did not do that is because of constant delays. Resident Evil 2 was already pushed back an entire year. Capcom added Resident Evil Resistance to Resident Evil 3 to give it some extra substance.
“Talking to people who are close to Capcom, from what I understand, [RE3] and Resident Evil 2 were originally a part of one package, but it was too much work. The games were getting delayed and Resident Evil 2 was supposed to be released a year earlier than it did. So they split them up. That’s why [RE3’s remake] is coming so quickly.”
Khan speculated on the timeframe for the game and concluded that they added Resident Evil Resistance to justify the quick launch.
“I think this has been worked on for three years,” Khan added. “It was part of that initial package originally, that’s why they’re combining it with Project Resistance, [which was] initially another game that Capcom picked up and put the Resident Evil license on. They were like, ‘well, if we can justify [RE3] coming so soon…’ So they’re putting it together.”
Resident Evil Resistance is a multiplayer game where four players try to escape from an evil mastermind, who is also a player! The mastermind watches through security cameras and can generate traps and monsters to stop the survivors.
Resident Evil 3 has an awesome collector’s edition, with an excellent 11″ Jill Valentine statue, a S.T.A.R.S Box, and more. But, it’s exclusive to GameStop with no word on accessibility for EU territories.
I’ve worked in the gaming industry for around 10 years, in journalism and QA. I also run Hampshire’s biggest charity gaming event, the Southampton Game Fest.