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Resident Evil 3 on PS5 uses the DualSense light bar to show Jill’s health

Nemesis in Resident Evil 3 Remake
(Image credit: Capcom)

It turns out that Resident Evil 3 uses the DualSense's light bar to show how much health protagonist Jill Valentine has.

Just below, you can check out a tweet demonstrating how the light bar on the PS5's DualSense controller functions with Capcom's horror remake. The light emits a red glow when Jill has barely any health left, yellow when she's injured, and green when everything's looking peachy.

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You might remember that the PS4's DualShock 4 controller actually had a similar function, just not as pronounced. On the PS4 version of Resident Evil 3, the front-facing light bar would emit the exact same colors to represent Jill's current health. We wouldn't blame you if you missed this, because the light bar on the DualShock 4 controller was always facing away from the player.

Resident Evil 3 might have just arrived on PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S through backwards compatibility, but it could be in line for a port of another nature. Late in October, a datamine revealed files that referenced a cloud version of Resident Evil 3, with signs pointing to this version of the game being used for the Nintendo Switch. 

Capcom's action-packed horror remake sure would be an interesting game to play on a handheld device. Although, as the recent cloud version Remedy's Control proved, Nintendo Switch games running on the cloud can look pretty damn impressive.

For a full breakdown of how backwards compatibility functions on Sony's next-gen console, check out our in-depth PS5 backwards compatibility guide for more.

Hirun Cryer

I’m Gamesradar’s freelance reporter! I love grinding away at RPGs, losing at Apex Legends, and talking about anime for far too long.