Resident Evil‘s oceanic chapter is getting another re-release, this time for the current-gen consoles.
Resident Evil is one of Capcom’s most influential franchises, setting the new standard for the Survival-Horror formula in the late 90’s. The PS1 debut of Resident Evil was one of the first in the genre to include pre-rendered environments, with a narrative focused more on building suspense through gameplay and character dialogue. This trend continued until the franchise saw a drastic change with 2005’s Resident Evil 4; regarded as one of the best titles of the genre to-date, RE4 popularized the now-common over-the-shoulder approach to 3rd-person games and the often-loathed use of quick-time-events during cutscenes.
Capcom brought the Resident Evil franchise into new territory yet again in 2012 with the release of Resident Evil: Revelations. Though it may not have revolutionized the series, Revelations debuted as the series’s first and only entry on a handheld- the Nintendo 3DS. Fortunately for next-gen Resident Evil fans, Capcom recently confirmed that the oceanic Resident Evil title will come to the Xbox One and PS4 later this year. A Tweet from the official Resident Evil Twitter account confirms that physical and digital versions will release in North America and Europe this Fall, however more details are reserved for a later date.
Resident Evil: Revelations features Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield and a series of new characters on a quest to stop the new antagonist organization Veltro. Players switched between characters at the start of each new “Episode”; the sequel took this even further by releasing as five stand-alone Episodes over the course of a year.
Resident Evil: Revelations is currently available for the 3DS, Wii U, PC, 360 and PS3.
Source: Capcom (via Twitter)
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