Following a multitude of leaks fans have been speculating that the remake of Resident Evil 3 may make an appearance at the Game Awards on the 13th December. However, according to the host of the Game Awards Geoff Keighley, that’s not the plan. In a Reddit AMA, Keighley poured water on the idea saying, that Resident Evil 3 will not be being formally announced during the show.
“There are no plans to do anything with Resident Evil 3 at the show. A lot of these ‘leaks’ are completely wrong, nothing about our show has leaked as of this writing.” This may be disappointing to some fans but fear not, as we previously reported Capcom are set to unveil two previously unannounced games at December’s annual Jump Festa in Japan.
This will happen a little bit later than the game awards, on the 22nd December, so fans won’t have to wait that long. We actually feel this was the plan from the start and Capcom have held their nerve despite the leaks proving a Resident Evil 3 remake is real.
As we reported several days ago there will apparently be four different Capcom games on show, two of which we know about while the other two are currently shrouded in mystery.
These rumours come courtesy of Ryokutya 2089 who’s track record on matters like this is solid, so we consider his sources to be reliable. He reports that the two previously announced games we’re confirmed to see are Monster Hunter World: Iceborn and Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection.
As for the mystery games we can only speculate, but we very much believe one will be the Resident Evil 3 remake. Rumours of this game’s existence have been doing the rounds (from reliable sources) online for two weeks now. The leaks happened earlier than Capcom would have liked, so we expect they’ll be keen to seize control of that narrative. They were originally hoping their marketing efforts could be centred around Project Resistance, at least until they were ready to reveal the Resident Evil 3 remake at some point in the future.
The 4th game is a bit tougher to predict, we think it’s unlikely to be another remake, despite the noise around a Dino Crisis and Onimusha remake getting steadily louder. Capcom could even announce a remake of Resident Evil: Code Veronica as part of their ‘remake slate’ going forward. The company have said they are now considering more remake after the success of Resident Evil 2 and subsequent demand for Resident Evil 3.
Sticking with Resi for a moment it could be a tease for Resident Evil 8? Something we know the company is working on but have remained tight lipped about since those early reports. However, this may be more of an E3 reveal. We don’t think Capcom will want to promote 3 different Resident Evil games at once while they are in development. But you never know.
Maybe it’s Deep Down? Remember that? Could Capcom be reintroducing that game as a PS5 title? Since it’s reveal during the run-up to the PS4s release, the game has been in development hell for nearly an entire console generation. Although Capcom have never said it’s been cancelled so hope endures.
Capcom recently announced a new Devil May Cry Collection in Japan, so that could be getting a Western release window. But that hardly counts as ‘unannounced’ in our book. It could be a new IP entirely. We’re very much looking forward to seeing what it is.
So no Resi 3 at the game awards, but oh it’s coming.