The success of Capcom’s remake of Resident Evil 2 earlier this year has paved the way for more remakes of classic franchises. Most of all, RE players are clamouring for an amped-up version of the iconic Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.
Capcom is fully aware of how much fans want to see the next instalment in the RE franchise get the RE Engine treatment, which might be what this very cryptic tweet is alluding to.
However, most people are hoping this is the very first tease from the company that yes, the game really is happening.
The official RE Twitter page shared a screenshot from RE2 along with the caption: “Clearly something or someone doesn’t understand the concept of doors… What do YOU think happened to the wall here?#RE2”
The answer, is of course, NEMESIS, and fans can barely contain their excitement.
Whether Capcom is just playing us is unknown, but this isn’t the first time we’ve heard the rumour.
According to noted Resident Evil leaker, AestheticGamer [via ComicBook], Capcom isn’t developing the remake, but it is happening.
AestheticGamer teased: “[the game is] not what a lot of people are probably going to expect. It’s not being made by the same team that made REmake 2, in fact it’s not even being internally developed by Capcom Division 1 at all. Who is developing it is very interesting.”
It’s also suggested by the leaker that whatever form Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake will take, we can expect it as early as 2020.
As with all rumours, it’s important to take this with a whole rock of salt. But I will say that AestheticGamer does definitely seem to have a lot of information about the development processes of previous RE games, and he’s been right about leaks in the past…
However, fans really want to see RE3 in the RE Engine – so here’s hoping there’s not much truth to the claims.
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