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Resident Evil 3 Producer Shares Thoughts on Jill Redesign2 min read

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Changing Jill Valentine’s iconic outfit from Resident Evil 3 isn’t the kind of choice one can make lightly. The fan reaction to said redesign is evidence of this; it’s certainly divided.

That being said, the creative team clearly thought it out.

“But with this game, everything is on a photorealistic level,” says producer Peter Fabiano in an interview with Edge Magazine. “It’s more of a believable atmosphere we’re trying to create. We want to have a Jill that fits in that but still stayed true to her original personality and essence. And that’s really how we came about the new Jill.”

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This essence that they attempted to retain is evident, even to detractors. Jill’s overall color scheme remains the same. She also is still fairly lightly clothed; her guns are out, and her pants aren’t anything chunky.

In the Resident Evil 3 remake, she looks capable of surviving, and without sacrificing what her general aesthetic was.

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In all honesty, her original design was certainly a product of the times. She looked more prepared to go out for the night than anything. While it was definitely her day off when it all went pear-shaped, Jill doesn’t seem the type for such an outfit.

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With that being said, you’ll be able to wear her iconic original outfit as well should you preorder, similar to how Resident Evil 2 did it.

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