'Resident Evil 3' Remake Cover Art Appears To Leak Online
It's looking like the long-rumoured Resident Evil 3 remake might just be happening after all. Multiple reports surfaced last month that suggested Capcom was currently developing the much-requested remake and that it would be released early next year. Now, what appears to be our first proper look at remake has been spotted online.
Do be sure to take this with a pinch of salt as nothing has been officially confirmed yet, but a series of images are currently floating around online seem to show the cover art for the rumoured title. As you can see below, it certainly looks legit. Nemesis looks more terrifying than ever before, and Jill Valentine is apparently now being played by Keira Knightley. I'm okay with that.
Resident Evil 3 Remake cover art has appeared on PSNhttps://t.co/rG5UBaXiEH pic.twitter.com/4btaentlgI
- Nibel (@Nibellion) December 3, 2019
The source of these images is Gamstat, a site that combs through PSN and collects assets and data from the digital storefront. It's worth noting that we've already looked through the PlayStation Store ourselves and can't spot any reference to the supposed cover art.
Having said that, it's been suggested that Gamstat trawls the "back-end" of PSN, implying that the assets have been loaded into the system, but have yet to be published for all to see, for obvious reasons. Eurogamer has also since reported that they understand the images to be the "real deal."
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Last month, various outlets and industry insiders reported on the existence of Resident Evil 3 remake. YouTuber Spawn Wave, VGC, and Eurogamer all heard from multiple sources that the title was in development and coming along nicely. It was also suggested that Capcom was pushing ahead with the remake and planned to release it sooner rather than later, in order to capitalise on the massive commercial success of Resident Evil 2 remake
If the above artwork is legit, that certainly tracks with the report that Capcom wants to get it out soon. After all, you'd be unlikely to stumble across cover art for a game that was more than a year away from release, surely?
At this point then, it's certainly looking like Resident Evil 3 remake is real. We can probably also assume that an official reveal is on the way fairly soon, if the cover art is already floating around the ether.
I'd wager that The Game Awards would be a pretty good time to unveil such a long-awaited remake. We'll have to tune into the Geoff Keighley-hosted show on December 13th to find out for ourselves.
Featured Image Credit: Capcom