Escape Raccoon City with just a knife — if you dare.

Capcom Brings Back Knife-Only Runs in Resident Evil 3 Remake

Escape Raccoon City with just a knife — if you dare.

Resident Evil 3 remake is out April 3, and we’re still finding out new information about Jill Valentine’s re-imagined journey through Hell. Capcom’s Peter Fabiano recently told Game Informer that RE3 remake will bring back the popular knife-only runs.

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Should players wish it, they can try and complete the entire game using just the trusty knife. That includes taking out Nemesis with only a knife, too (though at least you can catch your breath in a safe room). It’s a long-standing feature in the Resident Evil series that fits with the games’ emphasis on tense action.

Fabiano said:

We’re dealing with survival horror and everything is exhaustible. You run out of bullets. You run out of herbs. You run out of all the items you can use. So if you did run out of everything, what would you have?

The knife. The director always wanted to make it so that you at least have your trusty knife. That’s always something you can rely on.

It’s a notable inclusion this time around because the knife broke in last year’s Resident Evil 2 remake. The only way you could do a knife run was if you opted in for the Tofu side mission. It’s doable as well. Fabiano said the developers have already completed the entire game with just the knife.

If you’re anxious to shred your nerves and see what horrors await Jill on April 3, don’t forget the Resident Evil 3 Raccoon City demo is out now.

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Resident Evil 3 remake news as it dodge-rolls our way.

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