IntroductionResident Evil 3 by Capcom is a remake of the 1999 PlayStation smash hit "Resident Evil 3: Nemesis" survivor horror third-person action RPG. The game will simultaneously release on April 3rd on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Events of the game are re-told with a completely rebuilt production design. Instead of fixed-perspective prerendered rooms in which the player moves, Resident Evil 3 is now fully interactive 3D—as expected for 2020.
The game follows protagonist Jill Valentine on mission to escape Raccoon City during a zombie apocalypse triggered by a T-virus outbreak, while she is being hunted down by an intelligent bio-weapon called Nemesis. During her mission she runs into survivors of Jill's special police division, STARS, and a second (playable) protagonist, Carlos Oliveira, a mercenary hired by the Umbrella Corporation to help survivors of the Raccoon City outbreak escape.
Resident Evil 3 uses Capcom's in-house RE Engine (which also powers other Capcom titles, such as Resident Evil 2 Remake and Devil May Cry 5). On the PC platform, RE Engine is able to leverage both DirectX 11 and DirectX 12. Compared to previous versions of the engine, we're now getting more eye candy and support for AMD FidelityFX. In this mini-review, we test Resident Evil 3 across a wide selection of graphics cards from all price segments; we test both the DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 modes and present comparisons between both.