Capcom has showcased a brand new gameplay trailer for ‘Resident Evil: Revelations 2,’ the newest entry in the survival horror franchise.
More of a thematic sequel to spin off entry ‘Resident Evil: Revelations,’ a game originally on the 3DS but ported to consoles sometime after, ‘Resident Evil: Revelations 2’ takes place in-between ‘Resident Evil 5’ and ‘6.’ The game puts players in the shoes of none other than series veteran Claire Redfield. While attending a fancy party with Moira Burton, daughter of classic character Barry Burton, a team of Special Forces soldiers attack the two and knock them unconscious. Clearly kidnapped, Redfield awakens only to find herself in a derelict prison on a mysterious island where terror obviously awaits for her and Burton.
While tailoring itself more to the traditional tone and gameplay of classic ‘Resident Evil’ games, ‘Resident Evil: Revelations 2’ will also feature the recent series staple of co-op gameplay. But this time, it’s not in the way that most fans will think. As opposed to having a full on partner who is capable of the same offensive abilities as Redfield, supporting character Moira Burton will instead serve her own function to the co-op duo by being the designated light source. On top of being vital to gameplay in that capacity, Buton also has the ability to use her flashlight to blind enemies, find hidden items and use a trusty crowbar to sneak up on enemies or to open up doors that Claire cannot. However, other than that, her role is strictly that of support and not pure offense. This is a change of pace compared to previous ‘Resident Evil’ games where co-op partners served to dampen the experience by giving the players too much redundant offensive power.
Looking to be similar to its predecessor, ‘Resident Evil: Revelations 2’ is definitely embracing its survival horror roots with its cramped and dimly lit hallways as well as shuffling zombie-like creatures. Once again, the series seems to be looking to the past with this entry as opposed to following similar formulas to the franchises’ more recent action filled entries.
‘Resident Evil: Revelations 2’ will be released as a downloadable weekly episodic series for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC sometime in 2015. Weekly episodes will be priced at $5.99 while a full-preorder package of all the episodes will be priced at $24.99. Capcom will also be releasing a full retail version of the game with potential added bonus content for $39.99 once the series concludes.