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Resident Evil 3 Remake: What monsters are included?

Published: 6/Apr/2020 4:30 Updated: 6/Apr/2020 11:07

by Isaac McIntyre

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More than 20 years after first battling Nemesis across Raccoon City in Resident Evil 3, fans are getting a chance to return ⁠— but what horrifying enemies will be making their re-debut in the remake? Read on to find out!

Resident Evil 3 was first released all the way back in 1999 on PlayStation 1. Almost instantly, it exploded in popularity, mainly due to its inventive gameplay, gripping story, and of course its deadly cast of terrifying monsters.

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Two decades later, the classic’s long-awaited remake is finally here, but how many of those iconic creatures have made the jump into 2020 to continue their battle with Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveira? Here’s the list so far:

Jill Valentine is returning to Raccoon City, and her battle with Nemesis, for the first time since 1999.
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Jill Valentine is returning to Raccoon City, and her battle with Nemesis, for the first time since 1999.

All confirmed Resident Evil 3 Remake Enemies

Nemesis

Yeah, this one’s pretty obvious ⁠— the original third installment in Capcom’s horror franchise was even named after him! The big fella is definitely back in the remake too, and he’s just as terrifying as ever, especially with his visual overhaul.

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According to the devs, the titular villain has also had a major change in his AI for the remake, meaning he’ll be more of an omnipresent force than Mr. X was in RE2. In fact, they wanted to make him as “unpredictable,” as possible.

This means the hulking prototype villain can basically appear anywhere. If you don’t keep your eyes peeled at all times when you’re roaming the streets and buildings of Raccoon City, he may just remind you why he’s so feared.

Nemesis has been upgraded in Resident Evil 3 Remake and leads the cast of enemies.
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He’s back.

Zombies

Honestly, duh. Just like Nemesis in an RE3 remake, Capcom can’t really leave the infected out of their franchise about the zombie invasion. Raccoon City is swarming with plenty of other enemies but, of course, the classic baddies are here too.

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Hunter β

The Hunter Betas are back, and they’re just as deadly as ever. Originally designed by Capcom to be the natural, scary evolution of the Hunter Alphas that first made their debut in Resident Evil 1, the β monsters have returned. 

Be careful when facing off against the betas. They’re fast, and based much of their combat in the 1999 game off long-ranged surprise leaps. There’s no reason to doubt they’ll be using the same attacks again, so better hope your reflexes are up to par.

Get ready to fight plenty more Hunter βs in your return to Raccoon City
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Get ready to fight plenty more Hunter βs in your return to Raccoon City.

Hunter γ

These frog-like enemies are less confirmed than their β counterparts, but leaked screenshots have basically put them square in the middle of RE3R. These warped beasts were made from bonding human DNA with amphibian eggs ⁠— disgusting.

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Zombie Dogs

Zombie Dogs didn’t make many appearances in RE3 Mastered teaser content, but of course, the agile enemies arrived nonetheless once the game dropped. Make sure you bring a shotgun for these little critters — they won’t stop for anything.

Giant Spiders

No horror series wouldn’t be complete without a little arachnophobe-triggering terror. In Resident Evil, it’s kept simple. There’s huge spiders roaming the game, and they’re ready to sink their long fangs into anyone who crosses their path.

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In the series lore, these mega-creepy crawlies were accidentally created when spiders were infused with the T-Virus. Honestly, it makes sense, but it doesn’t really do anything to alleviate the 8-legged monstrosities’ horror.

Resident Evil 3's 1999 battle with the Grave Digger was a highlight of the game.
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Resident Evil 3’s 1999 battle with the Grave Digger was a highlight of the game.

Grave Digger

Anyone who’s played the original Resident Evil 3 will remember the memorable boss fight against the Grave Digger, and how hard it was. Good news! You get to slog through it once more in the remake, ’cause he’s back.

The worm-like creature is huge. Like the giant spiders, this big dude was an accident created by the T-Virus, but that doesn’t change how dangerous he is. He’s made from Disposal Plant P-12A’s disposed test subjects… Gross.

Sliding Worms

Where there’s Grave Digger, there’s Sliding Worms. These are the big boss’ slimy kids, so they’re sure to be slithering through the sewers ahead of the Grave Digger boss. They also crop up more past that, so check every floor!

Drain Deimos

This disgusting creature is supposedly a flea that has become infected with the T-Virus. As the name implies, these monsters can literally drain the blood from your body once they latch onto with their multi-clawed legs.

Like most things in RE3, however, they can be detonated with a good shotgun blast. Make sure you’ve got your back to the wall, and they should be easier to deal with.

Careful of letting Drain Deimos get hold of you in Resident Evil 3 Remastered
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Careful of letting Drain Deimos get hold of you in Resident Evil 3 Remastered.

Pale Heads

These albino enemies shamble across rooms, regenerating as you tear into them with guns and weapons. Now they’ve shambled into Resident Evil 3 Remake as one of the many enemies too.

Pale Heads are a variety of human mutants created from exposure to the Epsilon strain. They’re one of the more unstoppable monsters in the game too. Make sure you are packing a shotgun, or even better, a magnum, to beat them.

Licker

Originally a Resident Evil 2 enemy, the Licker has made the leap to the third installment with the remaster. Luckily, you’ll only really see this tongue-wielding monster in the RPD Police Station. That means only Carlos really has to see it.

Licker won’t see him though — the monster is blind as a bat. Licker will walk towards you slowly, but only if it hears noise and gunshots. Make sure you’re extra sneaky around this deadly enemy, and you can get by without a fight.

Resident Evil fans will finally be able to get their hands on the remake on April 3.
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Resident Evil fans will finally be able to get their hands on the remake on April 3.

So, there you have it: all the returning monsters, including the titular Nemesis, set to make their triumphant ⁠— and bloody ⁠— return in Resident Evil 3’s upcoming remake. For all things RE3, including guides and gameplay tips, stick with Dexerto.

The game will be released on April 3 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC platforms.

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How to find & beat Ruin Guards in Genshin Impact: best strategy

Published: 7/Oct/2020 22:56

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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If you’re not prepared, Ruin Guards in Genshin Impact can mess your day up. They’re enormous, intimidating, and shoot homing missiles at you to boot. So, how do you defeat them? We’ve got everything you need to know so you can get the upper hand on these ruthless giants.

Genshin Impact is the latest craze to sweep 2020 by storm. First, we had Fall Guys, then Among Us, and now it’s miHoYo’s free-to-play action role-playing title. Fans are transported to the realm of Teyvat where they meet a whole host of characters who they can recruit to their team via gacha mechanics using real money.

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The game is heavily inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in its design, with players exploring its vast open-world to discover new locations, defeat enemies, find treasure, and more. One such foe you’ll encounter is the Ruin Guard – a scary-looking mechanical monster who can cause devastation if you don’t know what you’re doing. But that’s where we come in to help.

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The action RPG has a massive open world with lots to see and do.

Where to find Ruin Guards in Genshin Impact

If you haven’t come across one on your travels yet, you’re lucky – they’re terrifying. It’s self-explanatory, but they can be found guarding ruins and treasure. This means if you want to get your hands on the goods, you’ve got to go through them first! Their loot can be pretty good though, so if you’re up for the challenge, it’s worth seeking them out.

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The first Guard you’ll probably find yourself up against is the one at the Thousand Winds Temple in Mondstadt. The RPG’s story takes you there in the first couple of hours, so you don’t need to go out of your way to find it.

Once you’ve conquered that one, there’s another at Brightcrown Canyon – which is on the northeast coast of Cider Lake – and also one in the Stombearer Mountains. There are likely more in other regions of the world, but they’ve not been discovered yet at the time of writing.

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Amber is one of the characters you should use to defeat Ruin Guards.

How to defeat Ruin Guards in Genshin Impact

So, you’ve found yourself in a Guard’s path, whether that’s deliberately or not. It locks eyes with you, and starts to chase you down, sending homing missiles your way as you try and dodge the carnage… What do you do?! There’s actually a specific method to the madness, but we suggest you’re at least level 18 before taking it on.

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If you look at the giant’s head, you’ll see a glowing orange eye – that’s where you want to strike. There’s also a similar area on its back as well, which is revealed when it stops to ready the explosives it sends your way. In this case, you’ll want to play as an archer character to make hitting those critical spots a lot easier.

Amber is great for this, and you get her early on in the main story campaign so there’s no worries about not having someone on hand who can wield a bow and arrow. Fischl and Venti can also be used if you’ve been lucky enough to recruit them via the Wish mechanic.

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Ruin Guards put up a fight, so make sure you’re stocked up with healing items.

Once you’ve struck the monster at its weak points enough times, it’ll fall to the ground and this is when you’ll want to switch to a melee fighter and hack away at it with your sword or claymore. It’s also a good opportunity to unleash special attacks for maximum damage.

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Do this enough times, and you’ll eventually win the battle. A nearby treasure chest will unlock too, handing you some sweet items as a reward. The mechanical beast might seem intimidating, but with some patience and a good battle strategy, you’ll soon reign victorious.