Are you ready for more scares? Capcom has just announced the release of Resident Evil 3, which is available today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. In addition to the remake of the classic survival-horror game, Resident Evil Resistance is also available as a multiplayer mode, and will include Jill Valentine on April 17.
The pulse-pounding narrative of Resident Evil 3 bookends the events of last year’s award-winning Resident Evil 2. Putting players in the role of S.T.A.R.S. member Jill Valentine, Resident Evil 3 follows her desperate escape from a city torn apart from the inside by zombies and other horrifying creatures. Blocking her path is the seemingly unstoppable and brutally intelligent bioweapon Nemesis – one of the series’ most notorious adversaries. Jill is not alone in her endeavor to escape – players can also experience a slice of the chaos of Raccoon City as unexpected ally Carlos Oliveira, a member of the Umbrella Biohazard Countermeasure Service (U.B.C.S.) who’s on a mission to evacuate civilians.
Included with the Resident Evil 3 single player campaign is Resident Evil Resistance, an online asymmetrical 4 versus 1 multiplayer game included with Resident Evil 3. A group of four Survivors must strategically work together to escape diabolical experiments conducted by a vicious Mastermind before time runs out. Each of the six selectable Survivors relies on available weapons and their unique abilities to help each other as they attempt to escape from the twisted scenario. Behind every corner and hidden in every shadow is the Mastermind, who wields a deck of cards to deploy creatures and bioweapons, set traps, and manipulate the environment to overwhelm the Survivors. Notorious Resident Evil franchise villains, including Alex Wesker, Annette Birkin and Ozwell E. Spencer, all bring their own special style of torment to the Mastermind’s chair. A first for the series, as Masterminds, players can control legendary bioweapons, like the menacing Tyrant and the mutated G-Birkin.
Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil Resistance will cross-over with the addition of Jill Valentine as a playable Survivor in the multiplayer game in an upcoming free update on April 17. More information about upcoming Resident Evil Resistance content will be shared soon.
A Collectors’ Edition for hardcore fans is also available for MSRP $179.99, and includes the game, a finely-crafted figure of Jill Valentine, an art book of classified information, a voucher code for a digital soundtrack and a double-sided Raccoon City survival map poster.
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