Resident Evil 3 remake artwork leaks – it’s real and it’s coming soon!

Cover art and other images from the rumoured remake of Resident Evil 3 have leaked online, implying an official reveal next week.

Proof of the long-anticipated remake of Resident Evil 3 has finally arrived, as box art for the game has been discovered online.

The artwork was discovered on Gamstat, which highlights changes to titles on PlayStation Network (it’s a living, we guess) and the latest update includes the standard international version, the Japanese version (where the game was originally called Biohzard: Last Escape), and what is presumably some kind of special edition called the ‘Z Version’.

The artwork features main villain Nemesis (originally the subtitle of the game in the West) and protagonists Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveira.

This is the first time Jill has been seen in the new art style for the series, which has been adopted since Resident Evil 7, and it’s not surprising to find she’s not wearing the ridiculous boob tube she had on in the PlayStation 1 original.

Although there’s no guarantee, these leaks only reinforce existing rumours that the game is going to be announced at The Game Awards on 13 December, presumably for a release sometime next year.

Resident Evil 3 is not exactly what it sounds like though, as originally it was only meant to be a spin-off and Resident Evil – Code: Veronica was the real Resident Evil 3, that moved the story and gameplay forward much more substantially.

As it is, Resident Evil 3 is set concurrently with the events of Resident Evil 2 and details Jill’s attempts to escape the zombie-infested Racoon City while being chased by Nemesis – a more advanced version of a Mr. X style Tyrant.

But Code: Veronica was initially a Dreamcast exclusive and once Sony found out about that they flexed their muscles and had it demoted to a side story, even though it’s not (we really hope it gets the remake treatment too!).

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