Capcom updates players on release date info for physical copies of Resident Evil 3 remake

By Heidi Nicholas,
Capcom has released a new update for fans to clarify release date information for Resident Evil 3. The company says April 3rd is still fixed for the release date itself, but that as shops and retailers in Europe are affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, physical copies may be delayed or limited as a result.

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In a tweet, the Capcom Europe team say that they're following official regualtions for the health and safety of their fans and employees, and are in contact with distribution and retail partners about the situation. "As we all know", the announcement reads, "the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is having a widespread impact as respective governments in Europe have instituted various restrictions to prevent any additional spread. Although the global release date for Resident Evil 3 remains April 3rd, 2020, some European markets may experience delayed deliveries or availability of physical goods, including disc copies of games."

They continue to add that players should check with local retailers about their orders or about the availability of physical copies of the game — including Collector's editions. "We will do our best to keep you updated on major change, and thank you for your patience", the announcement ends. "In the meantime, we hope that you and your loved ones stay safe."

The release date for Resident Evil 3 is still set for April 3rd.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!