Sex Appeal was 'Not the Right Direction', Art Director Says
The latest issue of Game Informer is out and the cover story is (rather unsurprisingly) all about the Resident Evil 3 remake. One of the topics addressed by the developers is Jill Valentine's new RE3 remake design, and the game's Art Director explains why they've made a shift in style.
"There were a lot of discussions internally about that direction," RE3 remake Art Director Yonghee Cho told Game Informer. "The original design of Jill Valentine was clearly going for sex appeal, but that was not the right direction. This is a very strong character, and it is a character that's going through a lot of adversity, so we wanted to home in on that and make sure that there's a certain level of believability in what she's wearing, a certain level of practicality."
Jill Valentine's new RE3 remake design may be disappointing to some fans of the classic game, but CAPCOM certainly hasn't forgotten about its roots. If you pre-order the game before it's planned release date in early April 2020, you can pick up the "Classic Costume Pack" skins. These skins include the original Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveira designs as optional costumes for the players who want more of a throwback experience.
Jill Valentine's New RE3 Remake Design Wasn't the Only Art Overhaul
Although the changes to Jill Valentine mark a notable shift in the game's art style, it wasn't the only noteworthy change in character design. Nemesis has also gotten an overhaul, once again with a focus on practicality and realism.
[The Nemesis design] just felt like more of the same, so we went back to the drawing board," Mr. Cho said. "The first thing I saw was the clothing. It felt strange to be creating a bioweapon and have it wear clothes. Rather than having him wear clothes, we had him wear something synonymous to a body bag, something that made him feel like a restrained weapon. At the same time, I wanted to stay true to the original, so the silhouette of the Nemesis still has that iconic look."
You can read more about the cool new stuff coming in the Resident Evil 3 remake in the latest digital edition of Game Informer. The Resident Evil 3 remake launches for all platforms on April 3, 2020.
What do you think of Jill Valentine's new RE3 remake design? Are you happy with the more practical look or did you prefer her sexier original design? Let us know in the comments below!