It’s the first Monday of the new year and as everyone settles back into their zombie-like daily routines we have a minor update for survival horror fans out there.
An official Xbox One store listing for the upcoming Resident Evil 3 remake has confirmed the full game’s file size ahead of its release in a few month’s time.
Resi die hards will need to clear 43.01GB of space on their hard drives if they intend to play the sequel on day one. For those keeping track, that’s almost double the size of last year’s Resident Evil 2 which currently weighs in at 22.04GB.
In truth, that’s pretty small compared to most new releases which tend to hover around the 80GB mark, though there are plenty of games that go way over. For example, 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare demands a whopping 150GB of space and will likely eat up more as it continues to grow.
Those familiar with Resident Evil will know that the series’ third instalment, Nemesis, reuses the Police Station sections from RE2. However as Jill Valentine you explore much more of Raccoon City which explains why the game is much larger in size.
There’s also the remake’s multiplayer component. This is a standalone mode though you’ll require a copy of Resident Evil 3 to play, pitting four survivors against another player known as the “mastermind”.
Dubbed “Project Resistance” this experimental spin-off is inspired by similar asymmetrical horror games such as Evolve, Dead By Daylight, and Last Year, the mastermind being able to spawn enemies and obstacles for their opponents to overcome. They can even drop Mr. X in to really shake things up (which hopefully means Nemesis is in there, too).
Resident Evil 3 launches on April 3rd for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Selected pre orders will include a classic costume pack, with alternate looks for both Jill and Carlos based on the 1999 original.