Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 went above and beyond last year, becoming not only one of the best games of 2019 but a best-seller, outselling the original game it’s based on in under a year. It’s not surprising Capcom would follow it up with a Resident Evil 3 remake while the iron is hot. What is surprising, however, is that’s coming much sooner than expected. Resident Evil 3 is set to release April 3 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. That’s right–you can head back to Raccoon City this week.
With the announcement of the remake came a trailer, showing protagonist Jill Valentine running through a building from a first-person perspective, fleeing a powerful creature known as Nemesis. The game will have the same over-the-shoulder third-person perspective as Resident Evil 2 rather than first-person scares in the vein of Resident Evil 7.
Capcom showed off the first official gameplay for Resident Evil 3 Remake in a Twitch stream. For more on our impressions, you check out the GameSpot Resident Evil 3 review-in-progress.
Resident Evil 3 will also come bundled with Resident Evil Resistance, an asymmetrical 4 vs. 1 online co-op game in which one player controls the Mastermind, setting traps and hunting down a group of Survivors as the other players race against the clock to escape.
If you’re itching to pre-order your copy or just want to know your options, check out Resident Evil 3’s pre-order bonuses and collector’s edition below.
Resident Evil 3 pre-order bonuses
If you pre-order either version of Resident Evil 3 ahead of its April release date, you’ll receive an exclusive Classic Costume Pack that includes Jill’s original outfit and Carlos’ original hairstyle.
Best Buy is now offering an exclusive pre-order bonus of its own: a metal steelbook case featuring Resident Evil 3 artwork on the exterior and interior. This comes with any purchase of the physical standard edition for PS4 or Xbox One at Best Buy.
Pre-order Resident Evil 3 standard edition
The standard edition of Resident Evil 3 will come with the base game, Resident Evil Resistance, and any pre-order bonuses. The Resident Evil 3 standard edition is selling for $60. You can pre-order it now at the below retailers or directly from the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, or Steam.
Pre-order Resident Evil 3 Collector’s edition
The Resident Evil 3 Collector’s edition is sold exclusively at GameStop in North America. The Collector’s edition includes a physical copy of Resident Evil 3, Resident Evil Resistance, any pre-order bonuses, a Jill Valentine statuette (similar to the Leon figure offered for Resident Evil 2), a hardcover art book, a double-sided poster featuring a map of Raccoon City, and a digital Resident Evil 3 soundtrack. It retails for $180 USD at GameStop. UK fans can pre-order the collector’s edition at retailer GAME for £215.
The Resident Evil 3 Collector’s edition seems to be a hot item for fans; GameStop sold out not long after the listings went live. Both the PS4 and Xbox One versions are sold out, but keep checking back, as it’ll likely come back into stock sporadically between now and release. For a heads-up on when it’s back in stock, follow @GameSpotDeals on Twitter–we’ll tweet out as soon as we spot it online.
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