​A 'Resident Evil 3' Remake Depends On Fans’ Enthusiasm, Says Capcom

Back in December, we reported on ResetEra moderator Dusk Golem's claims of having insider knowledge on a Resident Evil 3: Nemesis reboot - they basically said that, yeah, it's happening.

Golem's been known to reveal Resident Evil-related content way before it's released. And given the attention that the just-released Resident Evil 2 remake had at the time (and its critical and commercial success of right now - it just debuted at number one in the UK), to say that Capcom might be toying with the idea is likely an understatement. It has to happen, right?

That's what my money's on, anyway. Especially considering what Yoshiaki Hirabayashi, producer of 2019's brilliantly bloody Resident Evil 2 remake, has recently teased: he revealed that Capcom will consider a Resident Evil 3 reboot as long as the game's original players are enthusiastic about it.

Pull yourselves together, fans!

Translated by Gear Nuke, Hirabayashi told Japanese publication Game Watch that Capcom remade Resident Evil 2 because, even after 20 years, fans continued to request a revisit to the Raccoon Police Department.

And as long as this month's RE2 was well received, and as long as the studio has permission from fans to develop another remake (of course you do!), then a new and (hopefully) improved Resident Evil 3 may release, later down the line. So, basically, keep on at Capcom if you'd like it to happen; tell them what you want. Which is a Nemesis reboot, obviously.

To be fair, it's not like you haven't voiced your opinion on the matter already. GAMINGbible created a poll to discover which Resident Evil title you'd like to see re-imagined next. And yeah, the winner was pretty clear:

It took *just* the 21 years to reintroduce Resident Evil 2. So even though the producer's comments are promising, don't be expecting a shiny new version of Nemesis any time soon.

Capcom's first complete remake is more than double the length of its original form, too. These things don't simply happen over night, you know.

In the meantime, let us know what do you think about his interview, and if you'd like to see a Resident Evil 3 reboot next.

Featured Image Credit: Capcom

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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