Confirmed: Resident Evil Revelations Coming to PS3, 360, and Wii U in May

If you missed out on the Resident Evil game on the Nintendo 3DS (which is actually better than RE6), then don’t fret too much.  RE: Revelations will release for the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U on May 21st…for $49.99.  Sure, we’re getting an upgraded HD version of this game, but let’s face it, it’s still a handheld port.  Why in the world is it costing $50?  That makes very little sense to me.

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I mean, the Metal Gear Solid HD collection wasn’t even that much and it came with a total of 3 games (including the handheld one, Peace Walker).  For a game that’s been out for a while, this seems like a steep price point, but if you’re a fan of Resident Evil, that shouldn’t matter too much.  Anyway, here’s the full press release:

Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today confirmed that Resident Evil® Revelations will release at retail for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system across North America on May 21 and Europe on May 24, 2013. The title will also be available to download digitally on PS3™ and Windows®PC for $49.99 on May 21, with digital versions for Xbox 360 and Wii U system to follow.

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The fear that was originally brought to players in Resident Evil Revelations on the Nintendo 3DS™ system returns redefined for home consoles complete with high quality HD visuals, enhanced lighting effects and an immersive sound experience. Furthermore, the home console version will deliver additional content including a terrifying new enemy, extra difficulty mode and improvements to Raid Mode such as new weapons, skill sets and the opportunity to play as Hunk and other characters from the series. Raid Mode, which was first introduced to the series in the original version of Resident Evil Revelations, sees gamers play online in co-op mode or alone in single player taking on the hordes of enemies across a variety of missions whilst leveling up characters and earning weapon upgrades.

The critically acclaimed survival horror title takes players back to the events that took place between Resident Evil®4 and Resident Evil®5, revealing the truth about the T-Abyss virus. Resident Evil Revelations features series favorites Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield, plus their respective BSAA partners – Parker Luciani and Jessica Sherawat.  The action begins on board a supposedly abandoned cruise ship, the ‘Queen Zenobia’, where horrors lurk around every corner before players head for the mainland and the devastated city of Terragrigia. With limited ammo and weapons available, the race is on to survive the horror of Resident Evil Revelations.

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Resident Evil Revelations will take full advantage of with content available to users once the game launches. Players can pre-register on the service from January 24 to gain early access to Resident Evil Revelations themed content with further information about online events to be revealed closer to launch.