Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Capcom recently held a “Resident Evil Festival” in Japan. During the event, Resident Evil: Revelations Producer Tsukasa Takenaka, played through a demo of the game. With the idea of showing to the media in antecedence, its new and improved features.
Here are some of the highlights of the demo’s play-though:
- Enemy placement has been fine-tuned and modified. The producer explained that this was done to give veterans of the original 3DS game, an incentive to play the updated version.
- The producer also gave more details concerning the new Nemesis-like enemy. He said that this new B.O.W. can & will appear anywhere on the boat. He said that there will be no “safety-zones”. So players can never let their guard down. Since the new enemy could appear at any given moment.
- The demo covered the segment of the game where Jill Valentine has to retrieve a key from a missing FBC agent.
Producer Takenaka also reiterated that HUNK would appear in Raid Mode and spoke about the limited edition sets (Premium and Limited) of the game to be released exclusively in Japan.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Capcom has announced a limited edition Resident Evil: Revelations Premium Set bundle for Wii U, PS3, Xbox360 and PC.
This premium set will be sold through their online store (e-Capcom) for 42,000 yen (tax included). And it includes:
- Game: “Resident Evil: Revelations Unveiled Edition”
- US AGENCY WATCH (BSAA ver.)
- BSAA card special case
- Special track arrangement CD
Another bundle will be sold without the watch. That one will set you back 7,490 yen.
No word yet if this bundle will be sold outside of Japan.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Official Press Release: Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today confirmed that Resident Evil® Revelations will release at retail for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system across North America on May 21 and Europe on May 24, 2013.
The title will also be available to download digitally on PS3™ and Windows®PC for $49.99 on May 21, with digital versions for Xbox 360 and Wii U system to follow.
The home consoles versions will include new exclusive content such as an additional enemy, a new difficulty mode, plus new weapons and characters for the game’s co-operative Raid Mode, including all time favorite HUNK!
Monday, January 21, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
UPDATE (January 22nd, 2013): Resident Evil: Revelations has been officially confirmed for the Wii U console. It will be sold as a retail game and as a eShop download. Original post, below.
"We’ve heard rumors for some time now that the PS3 and Xbox 360 are getting HD ports of (Resident Evil: Revelations), and achievements have even surfaced for the game, but all has been silent on Nintendo’s front.
Is this title that was once a Nintendo exclusive skipping out on the Wii U? It would be a shame if Revelations didn’t come to the Wii U, as there are some significant advantages offered by Nintendo’s latest home console. ...see why Revelations belongs on Wii U."
1. Raid Mode: "If Revelations was brought to the Wii U, Raid Mode could utilize cross-compatibility between the two systems, much the same as Monster Hunter 3: Ultimate does. If you’re looking to get a good multiplayer aspect, launching on the Wii U means you already have an estimated install base of roughly 670,000 people who own the game on 3DS. Anybody with the 3DS version of the game would be able to sync up to a friend’s Wii U and join the raid."
2. Motion Controls: "Motion controls, and just having multiple control options in general, were a big part of Revelations on the 3DS. Revelations had a number of different control options, including standard, dual-analog via the Circle Pad Pro, and motion-based gyroscope controls. Motion controls aren’t for everyone, but it’s nice to know that the option would be there. The GamePad’s combination of standard controls and gyroscope capabilities would give the console version of Revelations the same wide range of control options, ensuring that everyone can play the game the way that they enjoy best."
3. Secondary (Touch) Screen: "Of course, a distinct advantage that any Wii U game has is the GamePad and its touch screen. Off-TV play is a great feature, especially in homes where the TV is shared, and Revelations should translate well into a handheld experience on the GamePad, because it was originally a handheld game in the first place. "
Summary: "It’s great to see such an underrated game like Resident Evil: Revelations get some respect in the form of an HD console port. The game’s modest sales on the 3DS don’t quite do it justice, and hopefully it will receive new life on home consoles. Porting it to popular consoles like the PS3 and the Xbox 360 may be the “safe” bet, but Revelations on the Wii U has the potential to be the best possible version of the game.
Wii U to 3DS crossplay, the wide range of control options, and a secondary screen capable of off-TV play and stereoscopic 3D all give the Wii U distinct advantages over the other home consoles. Do the right thing Capcom."
Monday, January 14, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Last November it was made public that the Korean Ratings Board listed Resident Evil: Revelations for both the PS3 and Xbox360. There’s now some more information that seems to confirm that the game is indeed coming out for the HD twins. Or at least for the 360.
Several sources have already posted the entire Xbox 360 1000 point achievement list for Resident Evil: Revelations Unveiled Edition.
If you want to see them, click this link HERE.
In related news, the Official Nintendo Magazine is teasing a world-exclusive look at a new game in its February issue. And it includes a teaser depicting pipework and engineering. Which some sites assume that its a hint of the HD port of Resident Evil Revelations for Wii U.
If that is true, then next month (February) could be the month were we officially know about the HD port of Revelations for home consoles.
Exciting times lay ahead!
UPDATE (January 22nd, 2013): Resident Evil: Revelations has been officially confirmed for home consoles and PC. It will go on sale on May 21 in the U.S., and May 24 in Europe.