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Resident Evil 3 Remake’s Nemesis will chase players into save rooms [Updated]

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Update: We originally reported that Nemesis could break into safe rooms in Resident Evil 3, but apparently, this bit of news was based on a mistake from the original source. Capcom clarified that the new Nemesis will not be able to break into safe rooms, although the AI improvements are still there.

Capcom has revealed more details about the upcoming Resident Evil 3 Remake, showing the future of the franchise in a new series of reveals that should make players rather nervous. Anyone who played the original game knows the immutable rule within the franchise knows that there is one place players are often safe from the zombie and other Umbrella horrors, the save rooms.

But with the release of Resident Evil 3 Remake, the iconic Nemesis that hunts Jill and the rest of S.T.A.R.S. gets a major overhaul. Not only is the G-virus creation much more menacing-looking in the remake thanks to the RE Engine visual upgrade, but major gameplay changes have also made him much more vicious. For starters, the Nemesis will follow players into the save rooms. Yes, you read that right.

Capcom explained that AI was a major concern for the newest remake project, with the company wanting to present a bunch more unique challenges to veterans of the franchise especially. After all, gamers have broken the RE games down to such a degree that speedrunning has become an art form due to how predictable the older games are. Capcom wants to monkey with that to some degree, not too much though, just enough to keep things interesting for hardcore players by creating some randomized elements. And there’s nothing more random than Nemesis smashing through the wall of your safe room.

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Nemesis will also be programmed to build tension by randomly breaking off the pursuit, making the players have to contend with tons of uncertainty when it comes to the big guy.

Other changes to the gameplay mechanics include Jill will be able to use the subway system as a fast travel mechanic, which cuts down on the delays with backtracking, a common gripe among fans of the zombie games.

There is some bad news though, as addon content like from the remake of RE2 won’t be coming back. The Mercenaries: Operation Mad Jackal mini game is being nixed by Capcom to focus on the main game’s story and polish instead.

Resident Evil 3 comes out on April 3 for PlayStation 4.

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