Resident Evil Revelations 2 coming in 2015

Update: Capcom has issued a press release announcing further platforms. Expect to see Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC.

Capcom is returning to Resident Evil, albeit in a bit of an unexpected fashion. During Sunday evening's pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference from Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, Capcom announced Resident Evil Revelations 2 for PlayStation 4, the sequel to the 2012 original. The game is expected to release in early 2015.

Unlike the original game, the story will not center around Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine. However, details beyond that are sparse. More is expected to be revealed at this year's Tokyo Game Show, including whether it will hit any additional platforms.

Resident Evil Revelations originally debuted on Nintendo 3DS in early 2012 and it was generally well-received by critics (including Shacknews) and fans alike for veering closer to RE's survival horror roots. The story was meant to fill the gap between Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, with this sequel likely expected to serve a similar function. The game proved popular enough to warrant a number of digital ports for PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii U.