Picture this. The year was 1999, the Playstation was in its final stage. The PS2 was dropping the following year. Capcom had an ace up their sleeve. How do you keep a dedicated fanbase interested in your product when you have a new console dropping within a couple of months? Capcom dropped Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, which maxed out the Playstation’s potential. The graphics were amazing, the gameplay was phenomenal, and the load times were much faster than the previous Resident Evil games.
Alone in the Dark might have started the survival horror genre, but it was the Resident Evil series that perfected it. Upon release, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis quickly became a bestseller. It takes place right after the original Resident Evil. Jill Valentine returns to Raccoon City to find the Umbrella incident has been swept under the rug, so she quits the STARS force. She decides to try and meet up with Chris Redfield in Europe, but things go sideways rather quickly, with the return of the zombies.
Capcom released a remastered version of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis for PS4/Xbox One this week. Enjoy.
Discover the origins of this unprecedented biohazard, and witness its end.
Fight your way to freedom from the brink of despair
A series of strange disappearances have been occurring in the American Midwest within a place called Racoon City. A specialist squad of the police force known as S.T.A.R.S. has been investigating the case, and have determined that the pharmaceutical company Umbrella and their biological weapon, the T-Virus, are behind the incidents—though they’ve lost several members in the process. Jill Valentine and the other surviving S.T.A.R.S. members try to make this truth known, but find that the police department itself is under Umbrella’s sway and their reports are rejected out of hand.
However, soon reports of a grisly “cannibal virus” begin to surface, and vicious dogs begin roaming the streets. With the viral plague spreading through the town and to her very doorstep, Jill is determined to survive.
However, unbeknownst to Jill, an extremely powerful pursuer has already been dispatched to eliminate her.
More about the 1999 classic
The original game, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis was released in September 1999, and has gone on to sell over 3.5 million copies as of September 30, 2019.
Just like its predecessor, Resident Evil 2, the game is set in Raccoon City, a city overrun by a whole new kind of biological threat, but this game illustrates the outbreak and conclusion of the incident.
It follows the protagonist Jill Valentine as she fights to escape her pursuer, the Nemesis T-Type, and offers a new kind of survival horror which plays off the fear of being constantly and relentlessly chased.
This game, Resident Evil 3, reimagines this city as it falls into chaos beneath the undead horde, with a level of detail and fidelity that can only now be realized with current technology.