Knife-only runs are back on the menu, boys.
As you would expect for a series that is almost 25 years old, Resident Evil has gone through some rather bold changes in its history. From camera perspective and general tone changes, I can’t think of another franchise that’s gone through so many successful reinventions. One such example is that in older games, you could actually play through the game with a knife only. This is something that became impossible, especially as the series became more action-focused. But it seems the upcoming Resident Evil 3 remake is bringing it back, but don’t expect it to be easy.
Talking to Game Informer, Producer Peter Fabiano confirmed that those in the office tested it out, and yes, you can do a knife-only run in Resident Evil 3. Since the knife is once again an infinite resource, as those who played the now available demo discovered, it makes it a possibility. He warned that it wasn’t an easy task, however, but veterans of these types of runs never expect ease. So for those nostalgic for a good knife-only run, you’ve got it next month.
Resident Evil 3 will launch on April 3rd. If you’re curious about potential spoilers and features from datamining the current demo, you can read all about them through here.