Knife-only racing has been a staple of the Capcom community since the original Resident Evil on PlayStation. During these games, fans challenge themselves to complete various Resident Evil games using only the knife as their offensive weapon – no pistols are allowed.
A successful knife race is difficult and requires intimate knowledge of the Resident Evil game being attempted. Unfortunately, knife racing was fundamentally impossible in the Resident Evil 2 remake because the knives in this game would break. Indeed, the knives were used as a defensive weapon that would prevent the zombies from biting you. Some would argue that it made the knives more valuable, but it had the unfortunate consequence of killing the knife run.
“We have kept the inexhaustible knife [in Resident Evil 3], so you can use it forever, “says producer Peter Fabiano. “We are dealing with the horror of survival and everything is exhaustible. You are running out of bullets. You are running out of herbs. You are missing all the items you can use. So if you lacked everything, what would you have? The knife. The director has always wanted to make sure you have at least your trusty knife. It’s always something you can count on. “
Capcom went on to say that they are aware that hardcore fans love to go knife-only racing, and that they have tested knife-only playthroughs in the office. The studio says it’s not easy, but some team members finished the Resident Evil 3 remake with just a knife.
Personally, I stick with the shotgun.
To learn more about the Resident Evil 3 remake, be sure to read our preview prints from last month or watch our New Gameplay Today video preview.