We finally have some new information (quite a bit of it actually) on Resident Evil Revelations 2. First and foremost, Capcom has revealed that the game will play out episodically (think Telltales The Walking Dead) with new content dropping every week for the initial month at least.
Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, last week confirmed Resident Evil® Revelations 2 is in development for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC. Resident Evil Revelations 2 will be available across North America and Europe in Early 2015.
Evolving the episodic chapter set-up of the original Resident Evil® Revelations, Resident Evil Revelations 2 will initially release as a weekly series of episodic downloads. Each of the four episodes will feature hours of terrifying gameplay ending with dramatic cliff-hangers that will leave players fully engrossed and anticipating the next twist in the gripping horror story. A digital download option of the Complete Season will also be available to ensure fans can get each episode as it rolls out, and a retail disc version will arrive following the final episode. Both the disc version and the Complete Season will include additional game content, which will be detailed in the coming weeks and months. With the variety of options available, Resident Evil® fans will have more choices available to them than ever before.
Format Content Price
Weekly Episodic download 4 individual episodes $5.99 per episode
All 4 individual episodes plus additional game content – details released shortly $24.99
Full Retail disc version
All 4 individual episodes plus additional game content* – details released shortly
I’m honestly not sure how I feel about that. While I like the general idea of episodic content, it’s not a platform I’ve been a huge fan of either. Though it does allow for some interesting growth as a game progresses. Considering most RE games have been straight playthrough affairs, I’m curious to see how Revelations 2 does with this format. If it doesn’t work entirely, Capcom does state there are other kinds of play modes available, but they’re not saying what just yet.
Of more interest for Resident Evil fans, especially those of the first Revelation game, Capcom finally dished on the story details and which characters we can expect to see return:
The beginning of the Resident Evil Revelations 2 tale sees fan favorite Claire Redfield make a dramatic return to the horrors that haunted her in the past . Survivor of the Raccoon City incident depicted in previous Resident Evil games, Claire now works for the anti-bioterrorism organisation Terra Save. Moira Burton, new recruit and daughter of Resident Evil legend Barry Burton, is attending her welcome party for Terra Save when unknown armed forces storm the office. Claire and Moira are knocked unconscious and awaken later to find themselves in a dark and abandoned detention facility. Working together, they must find out who took them and to what sinister end. With the terrifying Afflicted enemies waiting around every dark corner, players will need to use their ammo and weapon supply wisely, in classic survival horror style. Will Claire and Moira make it out alive and discover what’s led to them being taken to this remote island? Who else will they come across? A story of twists and turns will have players guessing the next step at every turn.
Fans will be able to share in the experience and participate in the weekly conversation around the drama when it releases early next year. Capcom will be releasing details on how fans can join in and start speculation on the horror event of the season soon.
There you have it. New information and screenshots. The only bummer is that it’s still skipping the handheld console the original game started on. Oh well! What do you guys think of this new Resident Evil game, does it sound like something you’re looking forward too? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!