Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake has probably become one of the worst-kept secrets of not only Capcom but all publishers/developers from the past few years.
In a new report from Spawn Wave earlier today, a release may possible take place sometime next year. In other words, Capcom may be planning to officially announce Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake at The Game Awards in a few weeks.
The annual event, hosted by Geoff Keighley, would be perfect for such an announcement when considering that Resident Evil 2 Remake has been nominated in four categories: game of the year, best action/adventure game, best audio design, and best game direction. Capcom could well take the stage to lift a few awards and put to rest the rumors around Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake.
Fans will obviously need to take everything with a pinch of salt. However, the source in this case has had a decent track record of reporting unofficial information that was later verified to be authentic.
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake was first rumored to be in the works earlier this year. Back then, Capcom was said to be working on both the remake and Resident Evil 8, with plans to release the former before the latter. The third installment was also said to be the last in the line because Capcom had no interest in remaking Resident Evil 4, 5, or 6.
In a second round of rumors a few months after, Capcom was said to have outsourced the project to a third-party developer, speculated to be Platinum Games. The claim birthed concerns, even if Platinum Games houses former Capcom developers, because Capcom had personally handled the now critically-acclaimed Resident Evil 2 Remake. The interesting bit, though, was that Resident Evil 3: Nemesis was rumored to be releasing within the first quarter of 2020.
Most recently, Capcom was spotted to be looking for game testers for an ongoing project that many believed to be Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake.
Even if it’s just a rumor for the time being, overhauling Resident Evil 3: Nemesis makes a lot of sense. The original installment was released just a year after Resident Evil 2 and both feature the same locations like the Raccoon City Police Department. Capcom can simply reuse assets from Resident Evil 2 Remake to cut down time.