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Read this guide to find out what are the Z version of Resident Evil 3 Remake. Find out what Z version stand for, its origins, and in-game differences in RE3 Remake.

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What Is Z Version Of RE3 Remake?

"Adult" Rated Version For Japanese Audience

Adult Rated Version For Japanese Audience

Z version stands for Japan's Z-rated version of the Resident Evil 3 Remake game. It is an "Adults only 18+" age-restricted version of the game, up from the "Mature 17+" rating of the base game.

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Comes From Japan's CERO Age Restriction System

ERO Age Restriction System
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Z version's name comes from Japan's CERO Age-restriction system, similar to ESRB rating system. A Z-rated CERO version is equivalent to the "Adults Only (18+)" rating for western audience.

What Are Z Version Differences?

Even More Gruesome Than Base Game

Even More Gruesome Than Base Game

While the base Resident Evil 3 Remake is rated at "Mature 17+", the Z version is actually rated as "Adults Only (18+)", meaning it will contain more gruesome or disturbing graphics than the base game.

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-Standard Z Version
Gore Standard Intense
Age-Restriction Mature 17+ Adult Only 18+

Same Pre-Order Bonus As Base Game

Same Pre-Order Bonus As Base Game

The Z version will feature the same pre-order bonuses and the included contents as the base game. Choose which versions you want based on preference as you're not missing out on base content.

Which Edition Should I Get?

Z Version Data Separate From Base Game

The data for Z version and the base game is separate and noninterchangeable. You cannot use a save from Z version on a base game and vise versa.

Z Version Of RE Resistance Unknown At This Time

Whether or not the Z version of the game will also come with the Z version of Resident Evil Resistance bundled with the base game is unknown at this point.

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Should I Choose The Z Version?

Depends On Your Gore / Horror Preference

 Horror Preference

The Z Version is a higher age-restricted version of the base game, so there's bound to be more unpleasant or disturbing graphics. You should check your preference on gore & horror elements before pulling the trigger.

Things To Consider

  • What's your tolerance on seeing Blood or Organs?
  • Have you played other Resident Evil Games before?
  • How good are you with horror games?

A Realism Experience

As there are less censoring on the Z version, it will provide a more raw and realistic view of the horrors in Raccoon City. If you are a fan of unfiltered raw realism experience, Z version may make your day.

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