Did you spot these references to the Blue Bomber in the Resident Evil 3 Remake demo?
The latest anticipated remake in the Resident Evil series has a new demo available in PlayStation and Xbox stores now. But amidst all the zombies, flaming cars, and general Raccoon City mayhem, there’s a few fun Easter eggs for fans to find if they keep their eyes peeled.
The first is a poster for an upcoming science forum posted just outside the subway car Jill starts in at the beginning of the demo:
The forum presents the question “Will robots surpass humanity?”, a hint towards the robotic future seen in Capcom’s prolific series Mega Man. But closer inspection reveals the two scientists hosting the debate are listed as Dr. Light and Dr. Wily, Mega Man’s father figure and arch nemesis respectively. The date listed, October 24-25, 1998 hold no real significance to the Mega Man series itself, although 1998 was the year that Mega Man & Bass was released on the Super Famicom in Japan.
But that’s not all. Mega Man himself makes an appearance at the “Toy Uncle” store, but not in the way you might expect him…
A Mega Man action figure can be seen for sale sporting his infamous blue and yellow jumpsuit from the original NES release of Mega Man 1. He even comes complete with an equally embarrassing catchphrase “It’s time to get Mega, Man!”
While that’s all the Mega Man references we were able to find, that doesn’t mean that’s the only Easter eggs the developers sneaked into this demo. There’s no telling if these references make it into the full release, or if there’ll be even more nods to famous Capcom series to find when the game comes out in April.