Resident Evil Revelations 2 coming in 2015

Rather than offer another official sequel, Capcom is instead revisiting Resident Evil Revelations with a sequel set to come in 2015.

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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.

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    September 1, 2014 1:00 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Resident Evil Revelations 2 coming in 2015.

    Rather than offer another official sequel, Capcom is instead revisiting Resident Evil Revelations with a sequel set to come in 2015.

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      September 1, 2014 1:04 AM

      Welp - it looks like I need to actually play RE: Revelations now that a sequel is coming out next year. I've always had good things about it, but I just never got around to playing it from the ole backlog.

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        September 1, 2014 7:17 AM

        It's decent, definitely worth a playthrough

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      September 1, 2014 1:12 AM

      Damn it will suck if this doesn't come on 3DS.

      Especially now with the new 3DS aka Super 3DS, this would be awesome on it just like the first one was.

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      September 1, 2014 1:30 AM

      if this does not come out on a Nintendo system I am not getting it. it sold best on the 3ds


      so if they back stab Nintendo , screw them

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      September 1, 2014 1:38 AM

      UPDATE: Capcom has announced platforms. Coming to PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.

      No Nintendo platforms, period.

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        September 1, 2014 1:40 AM

        well screw them then.

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          September 1, 2014 2:25 AM

          Unless they're going to add Mario riding some sort of vehicle or some sort of special Mario gun that goes "ITSA A ME, MARIO ZOMBIE KILLAH, YIPEEE!" that shoots stars at zombies and turns them into candy corn, I don't think the game would sell more than 4 copies on the WiiU. So I can't blame them.

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            September 1, 2014 2:41 AM

            didnt say wii u



            fact is the first one sold more on the 3ds than any console version

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              September 1, 2014 7:22 PM

              Makes sense, since it was one of the only worthwhile games near launch.

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            September 1, 2014 2:51 AM

            I enjoyed the first one on 3DS, and it sold well there. Seems like a strange omission.

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              September 1, 2014 5:30 AM

              I figure they want to run it on a higher quality graphics engine, and don't want to spend the cash to port it over to gamecube-level hardware.

              The first one was easier because the just cleaned up a 3DS game for the other platforms.

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                September 1, 2014 5:58 AM

                The 360 version would port very easily, you'd think.

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      September 1, 2014 6:13 AM

      Headline is a bit convoluted

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      September 1, 2014 10:10 AM

      Awesome

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      September 1, 2014 4:51 PM

      Sucks that the game isn't coming out on the 3DS like the first game, but i'll be getting it nonetheless. Loved the first one.