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Resident Evil 3 Remake - Meet the enemies trying to kill you
By Sam Jones - 4th Mar 2020Games
Resident Evil 3 enemies confirmed to appear in the remake
Whether it's your first rodeo or you're returning to the chaos that is Raccoon City, the Resident Evil 3 Remake looks set to be a spectacular fright-fest.
Following the 'Overwhelmingly Positive' rated Resident Evil 2 Remake in 2019, Capcom is pulling out all the stops to ensure that the revamp of the third instalment in the hit survivor horror series delivers just as much intense and heart-racing action as its predecessor. As Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveira, you'll fight through the nightmarish monsters and flesh-eating zombies roaming the streets - as well as attempting to escape the Nemesis, a genetically modified killing machine whose only target is bringing down S.T.A.R.S members... hey, that's you!
As well as bringing back the exhilarating gameplay in the latest RE game engine, you'll also be able to experience the brand new Resident Evil Resistance, a 1v4 online multiplayer mode included with RE3.
We're expecting most, if not all, of the enemies from the original to appear in Capcom's upcoming remake, but for now we've rounded up the main enemies confirmed so far and what you can expect when going up against them.
If you thought Mr. X was a tough opponent, you haven't seen anything yet!
The Nemesis-T Type was concocted in Umbrella Europe's No. 6 Laboratory, where scientists successfully implanting NE-α parasites within T-103 hosts (Mr. X bodies basically). The nickname given to the Nemesis-T Type sent to Raccoon City to hunt down S.T.A.R.S. members is the 'Pursuer'.
Despite wielding two very heavy weapons during its mission (rocket launcher and flamethrower) the Nemesis is agile and can easily keep up with the player, often swooping in from nowhere and attacking almost instantly. As well as its heavy weapons, the Nemesis has tentacles that emerge from its body, which can be used to choke and impale its enemies.
If that wasn't enough, the Pursuer also has the ability to mutate thanks to the NE-α parasite in its body, enhancing its physical appearance and strength.
When you hear a creepy voice groan "S.T.A.R.S..." it's time to run!
Well, it would be a pretty quiet game without them!
The main reason you're stuck in this post-apocalyptic mess is down to these undead foes, the classic zombies. These local or visiting civilians to Raccoon City have been infected with the dreaded t-Virus, either by contaminated water supplies or being bitten by already-turned zombies.
They're slow and not much of threat on their own, but gathered together in hordes these creatures can be quite challenging to take down. If you see one laying on the floor, don't assume it's dead!
There appearance, gender and general grossness vary what with the vast amount of zombies roaming around the place, but one thing's for certain, they're creepy and thet like to bite.
Umbrella Europe wanted to improve on Dr. Birkin's Hunter α, and they certainly succeeded. Hunter β has undergone further genetic modifications compared to its predecessor, now featuring enhanced reaction time as well as an improved nervous system.
However, one of its forearms is disproportionate to the other, a negative effect from the genetic modifications, which means that its attack power is lower than Hunter α's. The Hunter β, as well as other Hunter types, are using Raccoon General Hospital as a hunting ground - so don't expect top notch healthcare if you pay a visit!
It's not just you that they're after as the Hunter β has been spotted decapitating zombies too. I guess you could say that it's on your side... kind of.
Imagine a huge slimy toad and you've pretty much got the Hunter γ. Created by Umbrella Europe as part of its amphibian-based B.O.W.s, Hunter γ (nicknamed 'Frogger') will jump at their target, as well as attempting to grab and decapitate you. While on land/non wet ground, the Hunter γ can perform a deadly instant strike, which sees it launch forward and swallow you whole.
These monsters struggle to survive in dry air or heat for extended periods of time, so you'll tend to find them in damp environments such as sewers or ponds/rivers. Unlike in the original Resident Evil 3 or Outbreak, Hunter γ in the Resident Evil 3 Remake does have teeth, similar to Hunter β.
You've probably never found anything like this in size or grotesqueness on your beloved pet!
The Drain Deimos is a flea-type parasitic creature that has been mutated by the t-Virus, which has dramatically increased the flea's size, strength and aggression. It's name 'Deimos' comes from the Greek personification of 'dread', so don't expect a warm welcome.
As why a flea, the Drain Deimos is a blood-sucking monster and does so by using a long needle-type part of its body. Similar to the ugly and eerie Chimeras seen in the original Resident Evil (a creature created by combining the t-Virus with a human embryo and mixed arthropod/insect DNA which is inseminated into a LIVING HUMAN WOMAN) the Drain Deimos have hideous looking bodies, with hairy limbs and visible raw muscle on show.
It's also an asexual, all-female species so there's no need for a daddy Drain Deimos to help mass produce the unwanted demon spawn. This creature has powerful back legs for leaping great distances and is capable of scaling walls, as well as sharp claws and teeth for slashing and biting you, in the hope of extracting that sweet cerebrospinal fluid.
Some say that if you're infected by one, consuming a herb cures it... give it a try maybe?
Here, poochy poochy... ARGH IT'S GOT MY ARM!
Yes, the zombie dogs also make brief appearances on the streets of Raccoon City in the Resident Evil 3 Remake.
They haven't differed much from the ones you encounter below the Police station in the Resident Evil 2 Remake, so your approach should be the same. They're agile and love to pick up speed before leaping at you with a bite attack - so be sure to run or dodge their attacks, and preferably use a shotgun as you're more likely to kill a zombie dog in one hit.
Zombie (parasite infected)
We're sure what happened to these zombies, but their heads must be killing!
After encountering the Nemesis, you'll start to see the odd zombie that stands out a bit from the rest, mainly because there's a huge parasitic creature attached to their heads. These parasites are pretty cunning as they close their mouths/traps to shield their eye, which is its weak spot. Unless you can frag them or toast them with the grenade launcher, you need to shoot the zombie's body to make the parasite open up.
Get too close, and this thing will literally try to jam your head inside it, turning you into a one of the infected if you're low on health.
They're creepy, and my god they take a lot of damage. The Pale Heads appear towards the latter stages of the game and can prove to be quite troublesome, mainly due to their speed, compared to standard zombies, and their ability to regenerate.
A sound strategy with these freaky folks is to use the shotgun or Magnum pistol and aim for the head. Their unique bodies mean that you can't decapitate them, so don't waste ammo trying to slow them down.
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