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Controversial Nemesis Redesign Could be Partially Based on Old Marketing Campaign [Rumor]2 min read

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Resident Evil 3 Nemesis Caution Tape

Last week when the alleged box art leaked through datamining on the PSN, a lot of fans were excited to see their PS1 era favorites coming to current-gen hardware. However, some fans still haven’t warmed up to the redesign of Nemesis.

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Alleged Nemesis redesign and RE3 logo. Image: Gamestat.com

In the Screenshots, Nemesis drops the predominant scar and staples running across his face for a more subtle version. Along with the addition of the ever so controversial nose. He also sports more elongated teeth and piping around his neck versus the purple tentacles in the 1998 release. We can also see he is covered in caution stickers, which could be a call back to an old marketing campaign of Resident Evil 3 in the 90s.

Caution: Backstory Ahead

During the marketing campaign for Resident Evil 3, North American players were subjected to the Know Fear: “100% Pure Evil campaign accompanied by the “it’s in your blood” tagline. However, players in Japan saw a different campaign, centered mostly around caution tape.

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Biohazard 3 Last Escape magazine ad. Image: Capcom Nemesis
Biohazard 3 Last Escape magazine ad. Image: Capcom
Biohazard 3 Last Escape magazine ad. Image: Capcom Nemesis
Biohazard 3 Last Escape magazine ad. Image: Capcom

Even to the extent that the Dreamcast advertisement looks more like a construction site than a survival horror game.

Interestingly, this style was also carried over to the Japanese TV commercials that also aired during this time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOXznIQtBJw

Just hours remain until Playstation’s State of Play airs, where *fingers crossed* we’ll see if the rumors have been true or not.

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Huge shoutout to Rourke who originally found the correlation between the alleged redesign of Nemesis and its possible ties to Capcom’s old marketing campaign over at relyonhorror.com

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