Resident Evil Revelations Resurrected for PC and Home Consoles
Resident Evil: Revelations was released for the Nintendo 3DS early last year, and received favourable reviews — generally better than Raccoon City or Resident Evil 6, the other two franchise releases of last year.
The fact that the game would get a port to PC and home consoles has been an open secret for a while now, but Capcom has only now officially announced it, and released a trailer to show what we can expect:
Although all versions will be available at retail on release, only the digital versions for PC and PlayStation 3 have been given release dates as yet.
In an interesting move for a company normally as conservative as Capcom, the game will be available in both physical and digital versions. Due for retail release for PC, PlayStation3, WiiU and Xbox 360 in America on May 21st and Europe on May 24th, the PC and Playstation 3 digital versions will be available at the same time as retail, with a release date for the WiiU and Xbox 360 digital versions still unconfirmed. The PlayStation 3 download will set you back €49.99, while the PC download is €39.99. Prices for other regions and formats are also unconfirmed.
The story looks like a fairly standard Resident Evil joint — a small elite team investigates spooky surroundings, disaster ensues, and monsters abound. It’s set prior to Resident Evil 5, and stars series regulars Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield. They’re joined by a handful of replaceable, forgettable characters which most hardcore fans will no doubt hate for no good reason at all (while others will immediately provide detailed fan-fiction for them). It’s unconfirmed if any of these new characters will have some kind of shady and/or unresolved secret from their past which may or may not come into play during the game. This time around the setting is the cruise ship Queen Zenobia, which is supposedly abandoned. It’s probably safe to say that that won’t be the case.
In case you can’t tell, I’m being a little sarcastic there. In all seriousness, I’m genuinely excited for this game. Revelations was well-received by almost everyone who played it, and the Resident Evil series could use a shot in the arm. Capcom has lost their way with Resident Evil over the past few years, and it would be nice to see the series get back to basics.
The game will also feature new enemies, a new difficulty mode, the ability to play online co-op, and a singleplayer “Raid Mode.”