Resident Evil 3 remake 90% complete
Capcom is applying the last few touches to the Resident Evil 3 Remake, so the game will not see any delays according to a Famitsu interview with producers Masao Kawada and Peter J. Fabiano.
The game’s high concept is the ‘fear of being relentlessly pursued’, embodied by Nemesis. Resident Evil 2 Remake was more about the fear of zombies, while Resident Evil 3 Remake will be more action-oriented and presumably rely more on Nemesis pursuing you to create tension.
Nemesis was inspired by T-1000 from Terminator 2
Jill Valentine is the star of the show, and Capcom has been careful to keep her design familiar. Her design will emphasize her beauty, while her outfit is more ‘tactically suitable’ to suit the more action-packed story.
The story remains similar to the original game, but will be rearranged – apparently more so than Resident Evil 2 Remake was. Carlos has had a bit of a make-over, but retains his charming and passionate personality, while Brad Vickers is expected to reappear – although something has changed for the S.T.A.R.S team.
Resident Evil 3 Remake hits PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 3rd.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Which famous Capcom character is an unlockable costume for Jill in the original Resident Evil 3?
- Chun Li (Street Fighter)
- Regina (Dino Crisis)
- Roll (Mega Man)
- Morrigan (Darkstalkers)
Devil May Cry 3 remaster for Switch to feature “a little something extra”
Capcom is well aware that Devil May Cry 3 “holds a very special place in all of your hearts”, so the remastered version for Switch will feature “a little something extra” in store to treat fans. According to producer Matt Walker, there will be more information on January 16th, January 30th and February 13th. Devil May Cry 3 launches on Nintendo eShop on February 20th.
More Oddworld games for Switch
Microids and Oddworld Inhabitants have signed a deal to bring three classic Oddworld games to Switch. Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath arrives on the Nintendo eShop on January 23rd with a retail version arriving later in the quarter. Oddworld Inhabitants plans to release four games this year, including Oddworld: Soulstorm for PC and consoles.
Soul Blade had many naughty bits changed, including some weapons
Soul Blade had quite a rough passage to the West, including censorship and a name change. The game was originally called Soul Blade, but Namco decided they didn’t want to tussle with the highly litigious Edge Games, who had laid claim to usage of the word ‘edge’ in interactive entertainment products.
Another problem was Li Long’s weapons: UK law literally prohibited the depiction of ‘ninja weaponry’, so that meant the nunchakus were out and Li Long was given a three-section staff in the UK version. The final alteration was the opening cinematic, which featured a nude Sophitia in Japan – while us prudish Westerners saw her in a swimsuit instead.