The third game in the Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (also known as Biohazard 3: Last Escape) was originally released for the PlayStation in 1999. Capcom originally intended to make a sidestory developed on a small timescale using the Resident Evil 2 engine, but revamped the project into a numbered sequel when the scale of the next numbered game in the series (which eventually became Devil May Cry) proved too ambitious for the current generation of consoles and Capcom decided to end the series on the PS1 as a trilogy. The game's plot takes place at around the same time period as Resident Evil 2: the story begins a few days before the events of the previous game and ends a few days afterwards. Capcom eventually ported Resident Evil 3 to the PC, Dreamcast, and Nintendo GameCube.After the Mansion Incident, S.T.A.R.S. members Barry Burton, Chris Redfield, and Rebecca Chambers all resigned from the group and left Raccoon City. Jill Valentine chose to stay behind after resigning; as a result, she found herself staring at Hell's gates when Raccoon City's T-Virus outbreak annihilated the city. Jill tries her best to save as many people as possible after the outbreak, but she eventually becomes a lone survivor who decides to escape Raccoon City before becoming another victim of the Umbrella Corporation's heinous actions.Jill's mission becomes harder when she discovers a new biohazard: Umbrella's newest Tyrant, codenamed "Nemesis", which the corporation has inserted into Raccoon City for the sole purpose of killing any surviving S.T.A.R.S. members. Carlos Olivera, the leader of a band of mercenaries hired for (and set up by) Umbrella's Biohazard Countermeasure Service, finds Jill and helps her escape from a nearly-fatal encounter with Nemesis. Carlos and Jill decide to work together so they can find a way to defeat Nemesis and escape Raccoon City before the U.S. Government tries a last-ditch effort to contain the outbreak: a tactical nuclear strike.Resident Evil 3 eschewed the multiple protagonist system from the previous two games by making Jill the only playable protagonist, but still featured multiple paths — including real-time selection scenes where the player must make a choice in time or suffer the consequences. Other new features include an ammo-creating tool, a dodging maneuver, and a quick turn move. RE3 also features the first iteration of the minigame titled The Mercenaries, which would become a mainstay in later installments of the franchise.
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis contains examples of the following tropes: