Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil Resistance arrive today

One of my more intense video game experiences ever was Resident Evil 3. Capcom has slowly been been updating the old school PlayStation Resident Evil games for the PS4 and today, Resident Evil 3 launches.

That doesn’t help me out all that much right now as I have yet to open Resident Evil 2, but I like to have a stockpile of great games to play. For all of your who are much better at staying current with your games, here’s all the info including some new screenshots of all the carnage awaiting you.

This latest entry in the 95 million selling Resident Evil™ franchise delivers the heart-pounding conclusion to the Raccoon City saga, through the perspective of one of video games’ most iconic heroines, Jill Valentine. Raccoon City and its shambling population come to life with vivid high-definition graphics and modernized gameplay mechanics using the RE Engine.

Resident Evil 3 includes the 4 versus 1 asymmetrical online multiplayer game Resident Evil™ Resistance. It is available now in North America and Europe both physically and as a digital download on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, and digital-only on Steam for MSRP $59.99.

The pulse-pounding narrative of Resident Evil 3 bookends the events of last year’s award-winning Resident Evil 2. Putting players in the role of S.T.A.R.S. member Jill Valentine, Resident Evil 3 follows her desperate escape from a city torn apart from the inside by zombies and other horrifying creatures. Blocking her path is the seemingly unstoppable and brutally intelligent bioweapon Nemesis – one of the series’ most notorious adversaries. Jill is not alone in her endeavor to escape – players can also experience a slice of the chaos of Raccoon City as unexpected ally Carlos Oliveira, a member of the Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service (U.B.C.S.) who’s on a mission to evacuate civilians.

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Included with the Resident Evil 3 single player campaign is Resident Evil Resistance, an online asymmetrical 4 versus 1 multiplayer game included with Resident Evil 3. A group of four Survivors must strategically work together to escape diabolical experiments conducted by a vicious Mastermind before time runs out. Each of the six selectable Survivors relies on available weapons and their unique abilities to help each other as they attempt to escape from the twisted scenario.

Behind every corner and hidden in every shadow is the Mastermind, who wields a deck of cards to deploy creatures and bioweapons, set traps, and manipulate the environment to overwhelm the Survivors. Notorious Resident Evil franchise villains, including Alex Wesker, Annette Birkin and Ozwell E. Spencer, all bring their own special style of torment to the Mastermind’s chair. A first for the series, as Masterminds, players can control legendary bioweapons, like the menacing Tyrant and the mutated G-Birkin.

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The big news is that Jill will be a playable character in Resident Evil Resistance. Capcom promises some more updates for Resistance, which could mean we might see some other RE legends like Leon, Chris and Claire joining the game as well. Jill will be included as part of a free April 17 update.

Additionally, a Collector’s Edition will include the game, a Jill Valentine figure, an art book, a soundtrack voucher code and a double-sided Raccoon City survival map poster for $179.99.

If you’re doing self isolation like me, you can always get the game from Amazon.

Photo Credit: Capcom

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