Off the back of both Devil May Cry 5 and the remade Resident Evil 2, Capcom is currently experiencing something of a renaissance. In light of both games’ near-universal critical acclaim, the company’s CEO recently echoed the sentiment on social media by excitedly claiming “Capcom is back,” and honestly, it’s hard not to agree. The Japan-based studio hit its current stride early last year with the similarly well-received Monster Hunter: World, itself the most successful product Capcom has ever released, but where does it plan to go next?
According to recent rumors doing the rounds on the internet, as well as Capcom’s own apparent openness to such a project, a remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis could be next on the cards and, better yet, could be released as early as next year. However, the hype generated by that prospect has been dampened somewhat thanks to a recent rumor.
According to Twitter user AestheticGamer, a potential Nemesis remake is already well underway and could arrive in 2020, but here’s the catch – the team responsible for Resident Evil 2‘s triumphant return won’t be heading development. In fact, “it’s not even being internally developed by Capcom Division 1 at all,” says Aesthetic Gamer, who stops short of namedropping who could be heading the project.
the table is REmake 3, but REmake 3 is…Not what a lot of people are probably going to expect. It's not being made by the same team that made REmake 2, in fact it's not even being internally developed by Capcom Division 1 at all. Who is developing it is very interesting, but for
— AestheticGamer (@AestheticGamer1) March 21, 2019
As always with second-hand sources of this nature, everything you read should be taken with a healthy pinch of salt, though it’s worth mentioning that AestheticGamer accurately leaked information regarding Resident Evil 7 prior to an official announcement. How much truth there is to this latest round of rumors remains to be seen, but this wouldn’t be the first instance of Capcom outsourcing its games to third parties, a well-known example being DmC: Devil May Cry.
Either way, while we await word from the horse’s mouth (don’t expect anything, if at all, until at least this year’s E3), feel free to let us know in the comments below your thoughts of a potential Resident Evil 3: Nemesis remake being handled by a team outside of Capcom.