Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

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Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
System(s): Sega Dreamcast
Publisher: Capcom (Japan, US), Virgin Interactive (Europe)
Peripherals supported: Dreamcast VGA Box, Jump Pack, Dreamcast Keyboard, Dreamcast Modem, Visual Memory Unit
Genre: Survival Horror (サバイバルホラー)[1][2], Adventure[3]

Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • 日本語
  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Français
  • Español
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Dreamcast
    ¥5,800 (6,090)5,800e[2] T-1222M
    Sega Rating: Violent Content
    Sega Dreamcast
    $19.9919.99[6][7] T-1220N
    ESRB: Mature 17+
    Sega Dreamcast
    USK: 16
    Sega Dreamcast
    Sega Dreamcast
    SELL: 12+
    Sega Dreamcast
    £29.9929.99[12][13] T-7021D-56
    BBFC: 15
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    Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, known as Biohazard 3 Last Escape (バイオハザード3 ラストエスケープ) in Japan, is the sequel to Resident Evil 2. It was released among other consoles for the Sega Dreamcast in 2000.



    Jill's Handgun
    A Beretta M92FS heavily customised by Robert Kendo for STARS officers, nicknamed "Samurai Edge". Weak but ammo is plentiful. Can fire enhanced rounds which cause more damage but at the cost of lower fire rate.
    Benelli M3 Super 90. Powerful shotgun which can cause head shots if fired upwards from point blank range. Limited range. Can be acquired at the early game inside a basement near an intersection. Can fire enchanced shotgun rounds with greater firepower at the cost of lower fire rate. Ammo is somewhat uncommon but not rare. Mikhail carries this during the Mercenaries mode.
    STI Eagle
    A special handgun whose parts can be acquired from Nemesis during your first and second encounter with him. Fires much faster than Samurai Edge and can cause random critical hits but cannot fire enchanced handgun rounds. Carlos carries this during the Mercenaries mode.
    Western Custom M37
    A sawn-off shotgun with unique level action pattern. Similar to STI, its parts can be acquired from Nemesis during your fourth and fifth encounter. Fires somewhat faster and more powerful but has even lower range and cannot use enhanced shotgun rounds. (Trivia: Developers appearently tried to make the gun look like Winchester 1887, the famous shotgun from Terminator 2 but model and firing animation makes it look like another level action rifle not a shotgun)
    Grenade Launcher
    A fictional grenade launcher which, similar to Bazooka from the first game and the one from second game fires different types of ammunition. Cluster rounds, Acid Rounds, Flame Rounds and newly introduced Freeze Rounds. Cluster rounds are weaker but can hit multiple enemies. Acid rounds are lethal against Hunters and other humanoid enemies. Flame rounds are lethal against plants and most regular enemies. Freeze rounds can only be produced using reloading tool and very powerful against most enemies, including Nemesis. (Warning: Nemesis can occasionally evade grenade rounds)
    A S&W Model 629 Classic revolver which fires .44 caliber bullets. Can be found either in the STARS Office or in the Power Station. A very powerful weapon which can kill most enemies with a single shot and cause serious damage to Nemesis and other bosses. Ammo is very, VERY rare however. (Can only be found twice in the entire game) Can be made using reloading tool but requires an expensive gunpower formula. Save it for Nemo. Mikhail carries this during the Mercenaries mode.
    Mine Launcher
    This fictional weapon fires small homing missiles which stick to enemies and explode after a while damaging everyone around them. (Including you if you are close enough) Use against more powerful enemies while keeping your distance. Not too useful against Nemesis considering how quickly he can run towards you. Reloading this weapon while rounds are "pinging" will cause fired missiles to dissappear.
    Carlos' Handgun
    Sig PRO 2009. Carlos uses this during his segment in the Hospital. It is identical to Jill's handgun in every aspect.
    Assault Rifle
    M4A1 Carbine. Jill starts with this in her inventory if game is played in easy mode or can be acquired near the end of the game, in the Dead Factory. Uses percentage system similar to the MAC-11 from the Resident Evil 2. Fires rapidly but shots are weaker from the pistols despite being an assault rifle. Carlos carries this during his visit to hospital and during the Mercenaries mode.
    Gatling Gun
    Same weapon from Resident Evil 2. Can be unlocked for the main game if bought from the Mercenary mode.
    Rocket Launcher
    Same M202 FLASH from the first game, incorrectly called M66. Can be used during the final part of the game. Can be unlocked for the game if bought from Mercenaries mode. Mikhail carries an 8-rounds version in the Mercenaries mode.
    Reloading Tool
    A new addition to the series, reloading tool can create different types of ammunition when combined with different gunpowders.


    Localised names

    Also known as
    Language Localised Name English Translation
    English Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
    English (US) Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
    Japanese バイオハザード3 ラストエスケープ Biohazard 3 Last Escape

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Resident Evil 3: Nemesis/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Print advert in Official Dreamcast Magazine (US) #12: "March 2001" (2001-01-28)
    Print advert in Dreamcast Magazine (JP) #2000-37: "2000-37 (2000-11-24)" (2000-11-10)


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    1. File:ResidentEvil3 DC JP Box Back.jpg
    2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 (Wayback Machine: 2015-07-06 07:25)
    3. (Wayback Machine: 2020-02-01 22:57)
    4. Press release: 2000-11-15: Capcom's Survival Horror Now Available on Sega Dreamcast
    5. (Wayback Machine: 2000-12-09 14:28)
    6. 6.0 6.1 Official Dreamcast Magazine, "March 2001" (US; 2001-01-28), page 74
    7. 7.0 7.1 GamePro, "January 2001" (US; 200x-xx-xx), page 106
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    9. (Wayback Machine: 2001-04-27 20:12)
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    12. 12.0 12.1 DC-UK, "January 2001" (UK; 2000-12-14), page 58
    13. 13.0 13.1 Dreamcast Magazine, "No. 17" (UK; 2000-12-28), page 72
    14. (Wayback Machine: 2002-12-21 17:50)
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    18. 576 Konzol, "Április 2001" (HU; 2001-xx-xx), page 43
    19. Consoles Max, "Janvier 2001" (FR; 200x-xx-xx), page 116
    20. Consoles +, "Janvier 2001" (FR; 200x-xx-xx), page 80
    21. Computer & Video Games, "February 2001" (UK; 2001-01-17), page 108
    22. Dreamcast Monthly, "January 2001" (UK; 2000-12-21), page 46
    23. Dreamcast Magazine, "2000-37 (2000-11-24)" (JP; 2000-11-10), page 20
    24. Dorimaga, "2002-18 (2002-10-11)" (JP; 2002-09-27), page 34
    25. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "February 2001" (US; 2001-01-09), page 132
    26. Entsiklopediya igr dlya Dreamcast, "Izdaniye chetvertoye, dopolnennoye" (RU; 2002-xx-xx), page 186
    27. Famitsu, "2000-11-24" (JP; 2000-11-10), page 33
    28. GamePlay RPG, "Janvier 2001" (FR; 200x-xx-xx), page 58
    29. GameWEEK, "November 6, 2000" (US; 2000-11-06), page 30
    30. MAN!AC, "02/2001" (DE; 2001-01-03), page 60
    31. Neo Plus, "Styczeń 2001" (PL; 2001-xx-xx), page 42
    32. Official Dreamcast Magazine, "February 2001" (UK; 2001-01-04), page 60
    33. PSX Extreme, "03/2001" (PL; 2001-0x-xx), page 41
    34. Master Games, "Yanuari 2001" (BG; 2001-xx-xx), page 34
    35. Video Games, "02/2001" (DE; 2001-01-03), page 62

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