That’s according to the game’s producer Masao Kawada, who told Famitsu that he believes fans of the 1999 original will enjoy both familiar and fresh story elements Capcom has created for the remake.
While the basic plot of the game is the same, new elements have been added, he said.
One significant change detailed in the interview involves protagonist Carlos. The design of the character has changed dramatically since the PlayStation original and according to Kawada, the character’s changes also extend to his personality in the story.
One element Capcom wanted to remain faithful to was the design of lead character Jill. Kawada told Famitsu that Jill is one of the series’ most popular characters, so he wanted to remain authentic to her character, even though her costume was updated for the game.
Capcom officially announced the remake of Resident Evil 3 in December, with a release set for April 3, 2020.
Resident Evil 3 follows Jill Valentine as she attempts to escape Raccoon city in the immediate aftermath of a virus outbreak, before the events of Resident Evil 2.
It features more action-oriented gameplay than previous instalments and introduces the Nemesis creature, which periodically pursues the player.
Like 2019’s Resident Evil 2 remake, Resident Evil 3 has been remade in Capcom’s RE Engine with a new over-the-shoulder camera angle.
Resident Evil 3 remake is being partly developed by M-Two Inc, a new studio founded by former PlatinumGames CEO Tatsuya Minami, VGC understands.