I think we are all beginning to realise that that nice thing we were looking forward to is either cancelled or delayed as physical copies of Resident Evil 3 are the latest treat that might be threatened. Capcom have released a statement explaining that although the game will launch when expected those ordering physical copies may have to wait.
As we all know, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is having a widespread impact as respective governments in Europe have instituted various restrictions to prevent any additional spread.
Although the global release date for Resident Evil 3 remains April 3, 2020, some European markets may experience delayed deliveries or availability of physical goods, including disc copies of games.
We are closely following official regulations to ensure we are prioritizing the safety of our fans, employees and partners. As such, we are in frequent communication with our local distribution and retail partners in each market to make copies available once local import conditions allow. Please check with your local retailers for further updates regarding individual orders and availability of Resident Evil 3 physical copies and Collector’s Editions.
We will do our best to keep you updated on major changes, and thank you for your patience. In the meanwhile, we hope that you and your loved ones stay safe.
– The Capcom Europe Team
A demo for Resident Evil 3 and the Resident Evil Resistance Open Beta are currently available, you can grab them from the links below.
Niko Partners Senior Analyst Daniel Ahmad, a well trusted source for gaming news, has responded to rumours that the game may come to Switch by stating that Capcom are looking at a streaming version.
Resident Evil 7 was streamed to Switch consoles via the Cloud in Japan, a 180 day pass to play costs 2,000 yen (around £13).