Resident Evil 3 remake: Nemesis sounds absolutely terrifying

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If you thought Mr. X was scary, just wait until you encounter the much more terrifying Nemesis, who returns stronger than ever in the Resident Evil 3 remake.

Growing up having played Resident Evil 3, there were few things more terrifying for me than an encounter with Nemesis. Even to this day, I still vividly remember hearing him mutter the word “STARS…”

In the Resident Evil 3 remake, Nemesis will be returning and he’s scarier than ever. According to Capcom, he’s “bigger, stronger, and more persistent,” the latter suggesting there will be far more encounters than in the original.

Heck, just this week we heard that Nemesis could bust into safe rooms — traditional areas where you can save your game and collect yourself without fear of being attacked. The idea that Nemesis could bust into these was downright terrifying.

Thankfully, that report turned out to be false. Designated safe rooms are still safe from Nemesis. As it turns out, Resident Evil 3 will have areas where you are able to save your game at a typewriter, but are not necessarily a designated safe room.

In a follow-up report from IGN, Capcom confirmed “there will be certain save points that aren’t considered to be safe rooms.” You’ll have to listen for music, which will apparently be a “big indicator” as to which one you are in. Or you can just wait for the big hulking behemoth to bust his way in and you’ll find out real quick.

But even with safe rooms guaranteed a reprieve from the chaos, it still sounds like Nemesis is being juiced up for this remake. In a recent PlayStation Blog post, it was revealed that Nemesis now has a flying leap ability that can cut off your escape route. Capcom still urges players to run from Nemesis when it doubt, but it sounds like it’ll be much harder to evade his attacks.

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The good news is that there are ways to outsmart Nemesis and temporarily defeat him. It’s recommended that you lure Nemesis near electrical boxes or explosive barrels to deal damage while conserving valuable ammunition. In some instances, when you temporarily defeat him, he’ll drop valuable supplies, like high-powered ammo and weapon upgrades.

Of course, this sounds easier said than done. In addition to his super-strength, tentacles and classic rocket launcher, Nemesis also wields a flamethrower. If you thought Mr. X in Resident Evil 2 was tough, just wait until you encounter Nemesis in the Resident Evil 3 remake.