Capcom Europe has warned that there could be delays in consumers receiving physical copies of the upcoming Resident Evil 3 remake due to the spread of COVID-19.
Resident Evil 3 Remake Release Update
While the release date for the survival horror title remains unchanged, those of you who have pre-ordered a copy of Resident Evil 3 on disc, as well as the Collector’s Edition, may not receive their copies on launch day.
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Given that the game is also available to pre-order on the PlayStation Store, it might be a good idea for people to grab the digital version instead if they really are adamant about receiving a copy in time for launch.
Resident Evil 3 remake is scheduled for release on April 3 for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. The game takes places 24 hours before and after Resident Evil 2, and sees former S.T.A.R.S. Alpha Team member Jill Valentine attempting to escape a zombie-infested Raccoon City.
Aside from battling her way through legions of flesh-eating zombies and other creatures, Jill is stalked by the inexorable Nemesis, a new breed of Tyrant manufactured by Umbrella Europe that is on the hunt for all remaining S.T.A.R.S. members.
Resident Evil 3 remake also ships with the multiplayer title Resident Evil Resistance, which sees groups of survivors attempting to escape puzzle rooms while being obstructed by another player, who controls the mysterious Mastermind.
The original Resident Evil 3: Nemesis was released on the PlayStation back in November 1999 in the US and February 2000 in the UK.
Capcom launched the original Resident Evil – known as Biohazard in Japan – back in 1996 for the PlayStation. The game was ported to the Sega Saturn and PC the following year, and was responsible for bringing survival horror to the mainstream.
Resident Evil 8 is currently in production but is not expected to be released for at least a few years.