Resident Evil 3 or Resident Evil 3 Remake as its unofficially known is Capcom’s modern day reimagining of the 1999 PS1 classic. With this generation riddled with remasters and remakes aplenty, Resident Evil 3 Remake deserves your time with its fantastic campaign and slick gameplay. Before that however, from its download size to launch day editions, here’s what you need to know about Resident Evil 3 Remake.

Resident Evil 3 Remake release date

The Resident Evil 3 Remake release date is April 3. However, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Capcom has stated there will be delays in certain territories. Check with your local retailer for more information. Some regions already have the game owing to a street date break weeks prior.

Is Resident Evil 3 Remake India release date delayed?

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has delayed Resident Evil 3 Remake in India. Several sources in the supply chain speaking to The Mako Reactor have confirmed that local authorities have shut down warehouses holding goods deemed as non-essential such as video games and consoles.

This should come as no surprise given that entire country is in India lockdown, to the point where even if copies of Resident Evil 3 Remake have made it into local ports officially, it may not be cleared by customs in time for the release. That said, expect a call from your game store soon enough. We’ve reached out to E-xpress Interactive, Capcom’s distributor in India and we’ll update this story if we hear from it.

Resident Evil 3 Remake download size

The Resident Evil 3 Remake download size is 24GB on PS4, 19GB on PC, and 22GB on Xbox One. If you’re buying it digitally, it’s good to know that it won’t be that much of a hit on your data cap. These download sizes are for the Resident Evil 3 Remake only. Although the Resident Evil Resistance multiplayer mode is included when you buy Resident Evil 3 Remake, it is a separate download of roughly the same size. What this means is, you don’t have to download Resident Evil Resistance to play Resident Evil 3 Remake.

Resident Evil 3 Remake price

According to a listing spotted on Games The Shop, the Resident Evil 3 Remake India price is Rs. 3,499 ($60 in the US, EUR 60 in Europe) on PS4 and Xbox One. Pre-orders are live now.

That said, the game is also up for pre-order via the PS Store for the same price as a physical copy — Rs. 3,499. This version has some pre-order bonuses though they’re far from compelling. Other regions such as Europe and North America get the Resident Evil 3 Remake Collector’s Edition as well.

Resident Evil 3 Remake Collector’s Edition contents

  • A physical copy of Resident Evil 3
  • A high quality Jill Valentine figure (similar to the Leon figure from Resident Evil 2)
  • A hardcover art book
  • A double-sided poster featuring a map of Raccoon City
  • A digital Resident Evil 3 soundtrack for US, physical soundtrack for Europe

Resident Evil 3 Remake Collector’s Edition price

As of now, it is available for $179.99 (approximately Rs. 12,753) at GameStop in North America and GBP 215 (around Rs. 20,118) at Game UK.

Resident Evil 3 Remake DLC pre-order bonus

The Resident Evil 3 Remake DLC pre-order bonus for digital and physical buyers is the Resident Evil 3 Classic Costume Pack which lets you deck up Jill and Carlos in their original styles from the PS1 classic. Digital pre-orders get an additional bonus in the Resident Evil 3 special theme.

Resident Evil 3 Remake frame rate and resolution

In our time with the game on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, the PS4 Pro version of Resident Evil 3 Remake had the edge, delivering a smoother frame rate.

Capcom’s latest horror action game is a bit rough around the edges if you’re looking to play it on Xbox One X, hitting a frame rate of around 40 to 50fps in busier moments while its cut-scenes at times hit 30fps going by the demo. While the resolution on Microsoft’s black box is 4K with evidence of temporal anti-aliasing, the frame rate leaves a lot to be desired.

That said, Resident Evil 3 Remake’s PS4 Pro frame rate sticks closer to 60fps in most scenarios, perhaps a benefit of this version sticking to the 1620p resolution it had in the last game. However the Xbox One X has sharper bokeh depth of field in cut-scenes, better looking hair, and refined shadow edges versus Sony’s souped up console going by the demo.

As for the standard PS4 and Xbox One? They run between 30 and 40fps with the latter even hitting the high 20s in some scenes. In terms of resolution, the PS4 sticks to 1080p while the Xbox One drops closer to 900p in some instances while having a softer image compared to the PS4.

Do I need to play Resident Evil 2 Remake before Resident Evil 3 Remake?

Thanks to an awesome opening sequence that explains events well enough, you don’t need to play Resident Evil 2 Remake first. Furthermore, events of Resident Evil 3 Remake run parallel to Resident Evil 2 Remake so you can experience them in any order.

Resident Evil 3 Remake review

In our Resident Evil 3 Remake review, we stated that it is an incredible reimagining of the 1999 original. The stellar pacing, memorable characters, and monster aplenty combine with sublime gameplay make this well worth playing and optimistic of what to expect from Capcom’s next reimagining from the series.

Resident Evil 3 Remake easter eggs

Resident Evil 2 Remake got an update that added a new trophy related to Resident Evil 3 Remake while the Resident Evil 2 Remake RPD demo saw the addition of Nemesis’ “STARS” growl. Without spoiling much Resident Evil 3 Remake has a few easter eggs of its own so keep an eye out through its excellent campaign.

Resident Evil 3 Remake PC system requirements

Capcom has listed Resident Evil 3 Remake’s PC system requirements as follows:

Resident Evil 3 Remake PC minimum system requirements

  • OS: Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460 or AMD FX-6300 or better
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R7 260x with 2GB Video RAM
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 45GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Anticipated performance at these specifications is 1080p/30fps for Resident Evil 3 and 720p/30fps for Resident Evil Resistance. If you don’t have enough graphics memory to run the game at your selected texture quality, you must go to Options > Graphics and lower the texture quality or shadow quality, or decrease the resolution. An internet connection is required for product activation. In addition, an internet connection is required at all times when playing Resident Evil Resistance.

Resident Evil 3 Remake PC recommended system requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 or AMD FX-9590 or better
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480 with 3GB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 45GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Anticipated performance at these specifications is 1080p/60fps. An internet connection is required for product activation. In addition, an internet connection is required at all times when playing Resident Evil Resistance.

What is Resident Evil Resistance?

Revealed as Project Resistance, Resident Evil Resistance is Capcom’s asymmetrical multiplayer component to Resident Evil 3 Remake similar to Dead by Daylight or Friday the 13th: The Game. It has you in the role of a mastermind or one of four survivors. As the mastermind you control all sorts of monsters from lickers to Mister X from Resident Evil 2 to stop survivors. When you play as a survivor you have to work with your three other teammates to survive the onslaught of creatures and traps from the mastermind. Initial impressions suggest its an intriguing mode. Stay tuned for our full review closer to release.