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Because the physical editions of RE3 are going to be delayed locally, we just took the next best thing in the demo and have been playing it again and again and again and again…

We’ve basically played it to death and got killed by Nemesis quite a number of times along the way, but we’ve found some pretty interesting things that Capcom has scattered around the demo that made our side trips more than worth our while. Check them out!

The subway you start in is chock full of goodies you may have missed on your way to rid the city of the zombie infestation. One of the first things you’ll notice are these movie posters promoting Resident Evil 3. Around 3 different posters were scattered around the subway and if you were Jill or Carlos, it must be a surreal experience seeing yourself in these. You’re a S.T.A.R., literally!

 

Capcom sure loves its movie posters and another one we saw is this clever design referencing Capcom’s classic 1942 shooter game and the movie Top Gun. The design of the poster is strikingly close to the Top Gun poster from way back, right down to the cast placement and design of the title!

 

Capcom was up to it’s wily tricks again, cleverly disguising this poster for all Mega Man fans out there. Dr. Wily and Dr. Light from the Mega Man series take center stage here and even drawn differently, the captions on the poster definitely give this one away.

 

On the way up to ground level we saw this map of Raccoon City. Nothing really stands out until we decided to observe it a bit more… Looking familiar? Well it should, because it’s the exact same passageway you pass through while controlling Leon or Claire on your way to the RPD in their “A” scenarios! Capcom certainly has an eye for detail and it really shows with things like this and it serves as an interesting trip down memory lane knowing this part of the map is where Leon/Claire will begin their nightmarish run to the R.P.D.

Making your way to the ground level just like Carlos said and you might find this very conspicuous dedication to the Railway. While nothing may be out of the ordinary, fans of the original Resident Evil Nemesis may notice that it looks just like the the apparatus where you need to slot in the gems to open the City Hall gates. In this case, it’s just really a display but we’re excited to see it pop up again sooner or later in the game!

 

Make your way to ground level and you’ll eventually find the “Toy Uncle” toy store and if you take a peek inside, you may see something very familiar if you’re a Capcom fan. Yep, it’s an American Boxart Mega Man action figure for kids! There’s even a poster outside promoting the Blue Bomber, though why he’s yellow in that Western boxart and carries a gun instead of having his trademark Mega Buster is really anyone’s guess.

 

Look around the toy store a bit more and you’ll find this poster. While his back his turned, the title and gold armor should already chime you in on who this guy is. Yep! It’s Arthur from Capcom’s Ghost and Goblins series. And even if you had any doubt, Arthur’s name is literally spelled out at the bottom.

 

Here’s one more interesting poster that we found in the toy store. While it may be a longshot, the title of this game may just be a parody of Capcom’s own Monster Hunter. Is it just us or is that an Azure Rathalos, somehow?

 

Across the toy store is a locked supermarket that you can gain access to later in the demo. Until that time though, care to window shop for food? There’s an appetizing poster for Umbrella Noodles and… where have we seen that kind of design before? Well no doubt the font and colors look very similar to the well-known Cup Noodle brand from Japan!

 

It’s still quite hard to believe that Umbrella is a Pharmaceutical Company after everything that’s happened. While Safsrin and Aqua Cure may look like any other fictional product in Resident Evil, fans of the original game may remember they were used as passwords for a certain part of the game where you had to watch a video of a product commercial. Remember that random password bit? Yep, thought so!

Oh, and see the circled numbers on the lower right? Hmm, maybe it opens some sort of safe?

 

In another Capcom game reference, we find this Pet Store while most fans may not know who he is, the guy to the left is actually none other than Eagle from the original Street Fighter! So aside from that Sakura reference in Resident Evil 2, looks like Eagle decided to hang the sticks and get into the pet shop business. Too bad this particular branch had to be in Raccoon City, huh?

 

Obviously, we can’t wait to get our grubby hands on Resident Evil 3 when it comes out on April 3. Until them, time to go back and figure in a dodging match with Nemesis and maybe find a few more easter eggs along the way!

The recently released demo of RE3 turned out really good. So good, in fact, that dataminers did what they do best and have uncovered some very interesting items in the code base. How interesting? How about some references to the Nintendo Switch?

Got your attention?

Rely on Horror reports that FluffyQuack, a modder responsible for the Fluffy Manager 500 mod for RE2, uncovered a couple of interesting code blocks that have reference to a Nintendo Switch. One code block references an auto save instance and the other, an eShop instance.

Of course this will lead to a LOT of speculation because WHY IS IT EVEN THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE?

Before we get ahead of ourselves, we’ll have to think of it in a practical sense. RE3 is a massive game with heavy graphical requirements. That said, if a Switch port is even feasible to start with, expect it to be super scaled down, similar to The Witcher 3. It’ll take a feat of engineering genius, but it could probably be done.

It could also go the way of similar titles like RE7 and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, both being cloud based versions which will now rely mostly on bandwidth over actual hardware power.

We’re not saying that the datamined evidence points to actual upcoming projects, but it would be nice to dream, yeah? Nemesis on the go sounds pretty awesome, to be quite honest!

E3 isn’t until June and despite the announcements by Sony and Geoff Keighley about not participating in the event, other companies have since confirmed and will be attending the said show.

Microsoft has confirmed and is ready to take E3 by storm as we’re expecting a ton of Xbox Series X details to be unveiled. ESA has sent out a list of the confirmed publishers and manufacturers and they include the following:

  • Microsoft
  • Nintendo
  • Bethesda
  • Ubisoft
  • Capcom
  • Square Enix
  • Sega
  • Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Warner Bros. Games
  • Take-Two Interactive

We’re expecting more confirmations as the weeks go by leading to E3. Surprisingly missing from the initial list are usual suspects Activision and EA, although EA has it’s own “EA Play” event at around the same time.

Much has been said about the direction and current state of E3 so it’ll be interesting to see how the festivities for this year will change to bring it back to its former glory.

E3 is scheduled to take place on June 9-11.

Capcom’s Project Resistance, the multiplayer game mode included in the upcoming Resident Evil 3 release in April, has revealed new information about the Masterminds and Stages in the game.

As detailed in the announcement, the new Masterminds revealed were Alex Wesker, not to be mistaken with Albert Wesker, and Mr. Ozwell E. Spencer.

Alex Wesker’s responsibilities include acquiring subjects, carrying out experiments, and reporting findings to sponsor Mr. Ozwell E. Spencer. Her acute foresight contributes to the frequent and effective usage of trap-type devices to stimulate virus mutation. User and developer of “Yateveo,” a plant-based bioweapon reminiscent of Ivy and Plant 42.

As for Spencer, he is soe of the founders of Umbrella and its current chairman who refuses to face his own mortality. Deeply intrigued by Alex’s reports of a virus mutation that granted superhuman abilities without altering the subject’s physiology, he has decided to take part in the experiments himself. He uses inscrutable Umbrella technology to turn the battle in his favour.

Also revealed were 2 new levels, namely the Casino and the Abandoned Park.

The Abandoned Park is a horror-themed attraction located on the outskirts of Raccoon City. Abandoned after the virus outbreak, monsters both real and imagined now patiently await visitors.

The Casino serves as an entertainment facility for thrill seekers. Now devoid of life, its still-operating slot machines and chips strewn across the floor tells the eerie tale of how it was hastily deserted.

 

Project Resistance launches alongside Resident Evil 3 on April 3, 2020.

Yesterday, the most notable Capcom trademarks included Dino Crisis and Darkstalkers but now even more titles have surfaced, fueling rumors of possible remakes or remasters of these old IP’s.

The list of titles now includes:

  • Bionic Commando
  • Breath of Fire
  • Makaimura Gaiden (Ghosts ‘n Goblins side story series)
  • Moero! Justice Gakuen (Project Justice)
  • Power Stone
  • Rockman (Mega Man)
  • Rockman DASH (Mega Man Legends)
  • Shiritsu Jasutisu Gakuen (Rival Schools)
  • Strider Hiryu (Strider)
  • Vampire Savior (Darkstalkers 3)

Again, these trademarks may mean something or nothing at all and can be simply renewals. Of course, our nostalgia meter is telling us that we would absolutely LOVE to play these classics with current gen technology but until any official announcement is made, we’ll just have to wait and see.

In the mean time, what you can get hyped for is the upcoming Resident Evil 3 remake, coming in April 3, 2020!

Resident Evil 3 Remake confirmed and Collectors Edition revealed, releasing April 3, 2020

As is the usual with these types of news, we can’t say for certain what this all means until the official announcement but it won’t stop us from making guesses!

Capcom has recently filed trademarks for a bunch of old IP’s, including both Dino Crisis and Darkstalkers in the mix. This is somewhat connected to their previous statement that they would definitely like to revisit their previous games!

While the trademarks could mean nothing, it could also mean something at the same time and with the recent trend of remasters and remakes, it’s definitely within the realm of possibility that these old IP’s may receive the current gen treatment.

We’re not saying that Dino Crisis is indeed being remade, but all points show that it’s highly likely. With the game engine already there and with Dino Crisis being such a similar game to Resident Evil, it would make sense to use all of these to bring the old Dino-Survival Horror game back to life. Again, grain of salt, but also wishful thinking!

After the cover art leak a few days ago, the Resident Evil 3 Remake has now been formally announced through PlayStation’s State of Play year ender presentation. Releasing in April 3, 2020, Resident Evil 3 stars Jill Valentine and will feature graphical and gameplay improvements, utilizing the new technology at hand from their most recent games.

Check out the announcement trailer below!

As part of the release of RE3, a Collectors Edition has been spotted as well. Setting you back for $179.99, roughly around PHP9,000, the RE3 Collectors Edition is similar in contents and packaging as the RE2 Remake installment as it includes the following:

  • Standard Edition of the RE3 Game
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • Racoon City Double Sided Map
  • S.T.A.R.S Item Box Packaging
  • Collectors Artbook
  • 11″ Jill Valentine Figure

None of this would have been possible without the support of the fans for the Resident Evil series. Capcom is well aware of that and they’ve taken the time to give out a special message to accompany the announcement:


As another twist, Project Resistance, the once standalone multiplayer title, is now included as the multiplayer mode for Resident Evil 3. In my opinion, Capcom felt that the feedback from Project Resistance may not have been as good as they had hoped for and thus bundled it in with RE3. It’s actually a pretty smart move because all of a sudden, EVERYBODY will now have access to Resistance and will at least get to try it out, maybe even be hyped for it simply because it’s part of the RE3 package.

If you’re intrigued about Project Resistance, check out our impressions from the Tokyo Game Show 2019 here:

5 things we learned during our Project Resistance Hands-On in TGS2019

If you can’t get enough of the news, check out more RE3 screenshots below to tide you over.

Resident Evil 3 Remake will be available on April 3, 2020 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.