Following quickly in the footsteps of last year’s frankly brilliant Resident Evil 2 remake, Capcom’s preparing its makeover of Resident Evil 3 for release, and we got to sample a decent slice ahead of time.
The demo took place a little way into the game, where Resident Evil 3’s leads Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliviera have already met. We took control of Jill seeking cover in the Redstone street subway station, as she meets with members of the Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service, or UBCS, and is then tasked with heading to the nearby electricity substation, to get the subway’s power back online. Therefore, she has no choice but to head out into the city proper.
The first thing you notice when you emerge onto the streets of Raccoon City is that everything’s been given a slightly modernised makeover. So not only has the original’s cable car been replaced with a subway line, the streets just look that little bit more vibrant. That’s not to say that the twisting alleys and iron-gated back streets of the original game aren’t here, they’ve just been given a slight sprucing up.