Resident Evil 3’s Knife Is Now Indestructible – IGN
The knife in the upcoming Resident Evil 3 remake will be indestructible, unlike the blades in last year’s Resident Evil 2 remake which would break after a handful of uses.Capcom has made the change to ensure that players always have something to fall back on, even after emptying their inventory of everything else.Talking to Game Informer, producer Peter 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.”
Aside from finally giving a guaranteed get-out clause against at least Resi’s lowliest foes, an unbreakable knife also unlocks the potential of a knife-only run. These challenge playthroughs have been common amongst Resident Evil fans since the series began, but was near enough impossible in Resident Evil 2 remake because of the break system. Now not only is a knife-only run of Resident Evil 3 possible, but some members of the development team have even done it.
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For more, check out our hands-on with Resident Evil 3, where we discovered how terrifying Nemesis truly is. If you want to play, too, you can also jump into the Resident Evil 3 demo right now, where you can take on the challenge to find all 20 Mr. Charlie dolls.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer. You can follow him on Twitter.