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Nemesis’ terrifying growl — a Resident Evil 3 teaser — now haunts the RE2 remake


A poster from the Resident Evil 3 remake Image: Capcom
Nicole Carpenter is a senior reporter specializing in investigative features about labor issues in the game industry, as well as the business and culture of games.

On the heels of Resident Evil 2’s success, Capcom is remaking Resident Evil 3, the company announced this week. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis was originally released in 1999, but the new version will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC via Steam on April 3 — but if you don’t want to wait until then, you can get a taste of the game in the newly re-uploaded Resident Evil 2 demo on Steam.

Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 demo was uploaded yesterday without a time limit; Capcom’s “1-shot demo” for Resident Evil 2 was only briefly available, and players only had 30 minutes to complete the objective. But the update didn’t only remove the time limit. It also added in a creepy teaser for Resident Evil 3. Nemesis.

Nemesis is the big bad bag guy in Resident Evil 3 that’s hunting the S.T.A.R.S. — Special Tactics and Rescue Service — operations unit, of which Jill Valentine is a member. (Valentine is the main character in Resident Evil 3.)

You can’t see Nemesis in the Resident Evil 2 demo, but you can hear him growling: “STAAARS.”

Elsewhere in the game, players can also stumble upon a letter “left behind” from Valentine, which was leaked in a new achievement that popped up for Resident Evil 2 on Steam earlier this week. After all, Resident Evil 2 and 3 have very similar timelines and both take place in Raccoon City — it makes less to have these fun crossover teasers.

Resident Evil 3 will be out on April 3, 2020.