With only two days to go and with shipping time rapidly disappearing, there is still time to get your Resident Evil 3 Remake pre-order done.
While it may have a tough time following the brilliance that was the remake of Resident Evil 2 from last year, there’s still plenty of reasons to get excited for and to execute your Resident Evil 3 Remake pre-order this week before it launches on Friday (April 3, 2020). It’s going to be another quality do-over of a timeless horror classic and there’s plenty of reason to get a pre-order in. Read more in our Resident Evil 3 Remake review right now.
Looking back over the run-up to release, there was a Resident Evil 3 Remake trailer was revealed during the year’s final State of Play livestream, that revealed the games is a recreation of the original, built from the ground up for the upcoming PS5 and Xbox Series X but using the same engine that powered this year’s Resident Evil 2 Remake. That means it’s packing all-new visuals with greater detail and effects, impressive lighting effects – when we’re not creeping through darkness, anyway – and better animations that bring Resident Evil 3 Remake into 2020.
If you missed it the first time around, this third entry in the series technically begins a few hours before Resident Evil 2. Racoon City is crawling with the undead, everything’s gone a bit pear-shaped, and you’re doing your best to escape without becoming zombie food. Unfortunately, a new biological terror emerges to scare the bejeesus out of us and hunt you down. The original was pretty universally praised, so that’s enough reason to put in a Resident Evil 3 Remake pre-order.
For those who need a quick refresher, Resident Evil 3 is set amidst the nightmarish outbreak of the T-virus, a biological weapon developed by the pharmaceutical company Umbrella Corporation. The game marks the debut of Nemesis – a towering humanoid bioweapon designed for both brutality and high-functioning intelligence – whose dogged hunt of S.T.A.R.S. member Jill Valentine made him an icon of the Resident Evil series. Armed with an arsenal of high-powered weaponry and wrapped in a black suit to hide his mutilated features, Nemesis will destroy any obstacle on the path to his target.
In terms of 3’s relationship with the previous game (and remake), Jill’s escape takes place in the hours leading up to and following the events of the Resident Evil 2. Intense combat and puzzle-solving combine to deliver the heart-pounding final chapter of Raccoon City’s collapse.
In our real world, if you pre-order Resident Evil 3 Remake you’ll bag an exclusive Classic Costume Pack consisting of Jill’s original outfit and Carlos’ original hairstyle. You’ll also get Resident Evil: Resistance, the asymmetric multiplayer spinoff as a free addition and bonus if your purchase Resident Evil 3 Remake. Nice. If this all doesn’t sound exciting enough for you to consider making a Resident Evil 3 pre-order then I don’t know what would.
Get the best Resident Evil 3 Remake pre-order deals
We predict all the normal players in the retail game to jump on board the Resident 3 Evil Remake pre-order train, but live links are not spread that far and wide yet: only a couple have appeared, but we’ll update this page as and when more become available. The bonuses of pre-ordering now go beyond just guaranteeing yourself a copy and ensuring you’re playing on release day however: you’ll get an in-game Classic Costume Pack, no matter what edition of the game you pre-order.
The biggest version of all gets you a ton of goodies, the Collector’s Edition is the boldest and biggest way to celebrate the latest terrifying instalment. The Collector’s Edition gets you:
- Raccoon City Double-Sided Map Poster
- Digital Double Album Soundtrack
- 11-inch Jill Valentine Figure
- Collector’s Art Book
- A physical copy of the game
- Special S.T.A.R.S packaging box