A New Resident Evil 2 Achievement Links The Game To The Resident Evil 3 Remake

A New Resident Evil 2 Achievement Links The Game To The Resident Evil 3 Remake
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As cool as it would have been for this content to be in the game originally as a nod to a potential Resident Evil 3 remake, it’s better late than never. Scattered around the world of Resident Evil 2, players can find letters written by various series characters, such as Chris Redfield. Those who have already scoured the game and found all of them now have a reason to go back through, according to the new achievement “Chasing Jill.”

The achievement can be unlocked by finding Jill’s letter. The exact text description reads “read a letter left behind by Jill,” which is pretty cut and dry. We don’t yet know when the update will release, nor where the letter will be in the game or how hard it will be to find.

It’s a decent little treat for Capcom to throw in while we patiently wait for the Resident Evil 3 remake, but it might not exactly warrant another playthrough. Hopefully, the letter is easy to find and doesn’t require much progressing through the game. Those who have already beat the game twice – assuming they beat both Leon and Claire’s campaigns – might not care to go through it all a third time. Still, it has been almost a full year since its release, so maybe this is as good a time as any to give it a whirl.

It might make sense to assume that the letter from Jill dates back to the first Resident Evil game, but Resident Evil 3 acts as both a prequel and sequel to the second game in the series and the letter was assumedly written during the events of the third game.

In Resident Evil 3, Jill finds herself at the police station just before Leon and Claire show up, narrowly missing them. There’s a good chance that gamers will actually see her write the letter when Resident Evil 3 hits in April.

There’s no official word on when the update with the new achievement will roll out, but considering that its existence is now out of the bag, one can expect it relatively soon. It’s a neat little connecting strand, but it might have been more fun before the announcement of the Resident Evil 3 remake.

It would have been one of those things that had gamers arguing over whether or not it hinted at things to come or was simply a fun easter egg with no deeper meaning.