Resident Evil 3 soundtrack releasing on vinyl next month

Just in time for Capcom’s upcoming Resident Evil 3 remake, you’ll be able to get your hands on a vinyl soundtrack of the original 1999 horror sequel.

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The Japanese games publisher has partnered with Laced Records to release yet another Resident Evil soundtrack on vinyl. The double LP features remastered audio from Resident Evil 3: Nemesis and comes with an exclusive sleeve with artwork by Boris Moncel:

The soundtrack has been remastered specifically for this release, and will be pressed onto audiophile-quality, 180g heavyweight vinyl LPs housed in a striking gatefold sleeve. It is available as a Standard Edition (traditional black discs) and Limited Edition (purple discs — exclusive to the Laced Records store.)

Pre-orders are now open with the survival horror soundtrack priced at £33, shipping later this year in April.

The remake itself will be launching on April 3rd for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, fourteen months after Capcom’s successful Resident Evil 2.

As we wait for a demo, here are some juicy details on the remake (as highlighted by the Official PlayStation Blog):

  • The RE3 remake dramatically reinvents the sprawling streets of Raccoon City – this is much grander than a one-to-one remaster. Expect larger areas and some reimagined sequences that dwarf those in the original game.
  • New shops and locations flesh out the collapsing city, including an expanded subway station, new labyrinthine sewer section, and a richly detailed donut shop.
  • City streets are wider and more open, unlike the relatively narrow corridors of the 1999 original. More room to dodge enemies!
  • Jill has a new evade move (R1 + left stick) that lets you dodge lunging zombies and other foes. It works a bit like a parry, and is much easier to execute than in the 1999 original. She can also perform a Perfect Dodge by precisely pressing X while in an enemy’s clutches. Success scores you a slow-motion counter window to open fire.
  • Jill’s knife doesn’t degrade like the blades of RE2 remake, and it’s no longer used as a self-defense item.
  • Outwit your enemies with environmental traps. Blast red barrels to topple groups of zombies, and shoot electrical boxes to stun nearby threats.
  • Jill, a known Master of Unlocking, can eventually pick numerous yellow padlocks scattered around the environment. This gives you more reason to canvas areas you’ve already explored as you hunt for extra supplies.
  • Nemesis is bigger, stronger, and more persistent than ever. The brutish bio-weapon packs a heavy punch, ensnares Jill with a tentacle grab, and can cut off her escape routes with a flying leap.
  • Nemesis drops valuable supply cases when you (temporarily) defeat him. Nab these for high-powered ammo and coveted weapon upgrades…
  • Similar to the RE2 remake, there are numerous weapon mods to find.
  • The Hunter Gamma lurks within the bowels of Raccoon City.
  • The skittering, bug-like Drain Deimos creatures return, and can now inject Jill with an unsettling status effect.
  • Activate Assist Mode for regenerating health, weaker enemies, more ammo, and a powerful assault rifle (similar to the 1999 original’s Easy Mode).

Of all the mainline numbered entries in the series, we have a bit of a soft spot for Resi 3 and its titular antagonist, Nemesis. In the original game he relentlessly stalked players through the streets of Raccoon City, so it will be interesting to see how Capcom have dialled up the nail-baiting tension even further some 20 years later…

Source: Press Release

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