According to an interview with Japanese publication Dengeki, Sakata is leading the remake from his company Red Works. Resident Evil 3 is also being co-developed by Capcom subsidiary K2 Inc and new company M-Two Inc.
Sakata worked on the first four Resident Evil games as a programmer and designer and notably was the lead coder for Resident Evil 4.
He also spent several years at Platinum as programmer for Vanquish, Anarchy Reigns and The Wonderful 101.
Minami has a long history with Capcom, having started out as a designer on Street Fighter II Turbo and Super Ghouls and Ghosts, before producing games in the Resident Evil, Mega Man and Devil May Cry series.
Minami left Capcom to form ODD Ltd in 2006, which was later merged with SEEDS Inc to form PlatinumGames. Minami was president of PlatinumGames until his resignation in 2016.
M-Two was formed the following year with funding from Capcom, although it’s understood that the company is technically independent and has its own projects.
Resident Evil 3 remake is set to release on April 3, with multiplayer game Resident Evil Resistance included.
On Tuesday VGC published a Resident Evil 3 remake hands-on report, which features new details and screenshots.