Resident Evil 3 remake producer Masachika Kawata and Peter J. Fabiano recently spoke with Famitsu about the game’s development, Jill Valentine, Carlos Oliveira, Nemesis, and more. [Thanks, Gamestalk.]
Below are highlights from the recently-published full interview:
- The concepts for the game are the fear of being pursued, using the process of escaping a base, Jill’s beauty, and depicting the fear of Nemesis known as the “Pursuer.”
- Resident Evil Resistance which comes included also has a theme of escape. Capcom moved forward in the development of both titles using the concept of “escape.”
- Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil Resistance aren’t related and are made as completely standalone titles from each other.
- Resident Evil 3 has more rearranged elements compared to Resident Evil 2.
- Capcom further modified the B.O.W. Nemesis as a new weapon.
- The master ROM is practically complete so Capcom promises no delays. As far as the completion rate goes, it’s at about 90% with only the final adjustments to go.
- As for the story, it mostly follows the original work, but thanks to the added rearrangements, those familiar with the original will get to enjoy a fresh new take.
- Jill boasts top-class popularity of characters in the Resident Evil series, so the developers took caution to not ruin her image with design changes. The game has more action than Resident Evil 2, so they wanted to give her a costume that doesn’t look uncomfortable during intense action.
- Capcom not only rearranged Carlos’ appearances but also his personality. However, he likes joking around and talking idly, but the part about him actually being nice doesn’t change much. He connects with Jill through an organization called U.B.C.S., but he’s the kind of character that overflows with kindness and cares for his allies from the U.B.C.S. He’s a passionate man and there’s a scene that really shows it in the game.
- As for Brad Vickers, we want you to see him in the game, but circumstances have changed a bit. He’s been doing all kinds of work together with his remaining buddies of S.T.A.R.S.
- Resident Evil 2 highlighted the fear of zombies, for Resident Evil 3 it’s the action. It also has plenty that makes it a Resident Evil game.