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Capcom Drops Resident Evil: Revelations Price By $10

Resident Evil's debut on 3DS goes from $49.99 to $39.99.

If the mostly positive talk (we'll have a Quick Look up tomorrow) about Resident Evil: Revelations has you considering the series’ debut on 3DS but price is an obstacle, maybe Capcom has worked out a solution.

The company announced this afternoon that Resident Evil: Revelations retail price would be dropping from $49.99, which is more expensive than most games you’d regularly buy for a 3DS, to $39.99--a $10 cut.

“Since the announcement of the $49.99 price point, we've spent weeks looking for a way to bring your cost down to standard 3DS pricing,” said community manager Bret Elston. “Today we can finally confirm we were successful in this, and hope the reduced price encourages even more people to check out this strong entry in the Resident Evil canon.”

It’s unclear what hurdles Capcom lept over in order to bring the price down $10, but for the price sensitive consumer, it doesn’t really matter. At the end of the day, the next Resident Evil is cheaper to buy on February 7.

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Posted by patrickklepek

If the mostly positive talk (we'll have a Quick Look up tomorrow) about Resident Evil: Revelations has you considering the series’ debut on 3DS but price is an obstacle, maybe Capcom has worked out a solution.

The company announced this afternoon that Resident Evil: Revelations retail price would be dropping from $49.99, which is more expensive than most games you’d regularly buy for a 3DS, to $39.99--a $10 cut.

“Since the announcement of the $49.99 price point, we've spent weeks looking for a way to bring your cost down to standard 3DS pricing,” said community manager Bret Elston. “Today we can finally confirm we were successful in this, and hope the reduced price encourages even more people to check out this strong entry in the Resident Evil canon.”

It’s unclear what hurdles Capcom lept over in order to bring the price down $10, but for the price sensitive consumer, it doesn’t really matter. At the end of the day, the next Resident Evil is cheaper to buy on February 7.

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Edited by CaLe
Don't you mean Revelaitons?
Posted by Jabr

Great

Posted by Napalm

Spent weeks? You mean, lower the price without your investors or Board Of Important People losing their shit?

Posted by TentPole

Prudent

Posted by The_LMFAO_Guy
Posted by Vitor

“Since the announcement of the $49.99 price point, we've spent weeks looking for a way to bring your cost down to standard 3DS pricing,”

0_o

Right. Sure.

Posted by iAmJohn

You know, Crapcom, I'd have a lot more respect for you if you just said "We're sorry, we got greedy and fucked up and are trying to make it right. And we promise never to do that or save files you cannot delete ever again." But that require you to not be disingenuous fucks.

Posted by Shaanyboi

Shouldn't have gone up in the first place... But oh well. Yay.

Posted by jakob187

@CaLe said:

Don't you mean Revelaitons?

....and there are the savings in technicolor!

Posted by RE_Player1

Now I have to buy it... or not.

Posted by Dogma

@CaLe: Oh I see....that's how the lowered the cost. The skimped on the proof reading.

Posted by OllyOxenFree

Hahahahahahaha. Capcom, you slay me!

Posted by Batmeng

"Pulling a Capcom."

Gentlemen...

Posted by Legend

There you go Capcom. Now please don't make Ultra Street Fighter X Tekken, and get Mega Man Legends 3 back in development and we should be good.

Posted by dcfox

This isn't RE debut on the 3DS. . . or does Mercenaries not count?

Posted by radioactivez0r

@dcfox: I was going to say the same thing; I guess Mercenaries was technically pulled from a previous RE game, so it's not really a debut, except it was the first RE on 3DS and AHHH MY HEAD SPLODED

Posted by OriginalGman

Why is everything coming out on February 7th? Any of these games could have owned January. Publishers are stupid.

Posted by Cybexx

I was already going to pick it up after playing the demo (it plays okay but by god is it beautiful), so grabbing it for the standard $40 re-affirms that decision.

Posted by durden77

Awesome! I already wanted this, and this makes it much more enticing.

Posted by Driadon

Fantastic, right in the I'll-actually-buy-it range. Really liked the demo, but I'm not willing to shell out any more than $40 for a 3DS game

Posted by Axdemon

Nice try Capcom, but I'm still waitng for the one-year-later re-release.

Posted by NeoKef

I LOVE YOU BRETT ELSTON!!!!

...Its so odd seeing his name without the GR logo.

Posted by MikeGosot
@Legend said:

There you go Capcom. Now please don't make Ultra Street Fighter X Tekken, and get Mega Man Legends 3 back in development and we should be good.

Capcom can only make ONE game with the Tekken name. So that means no Ultra/Super versions.
Posted by Moncole

Because it will have 10$ DLC

Posted by MannySavior

Stay classy, Capcom!

Posted by MariachiMacabre

After playing the demo and realized that it had it's scary moments and puzzles (you know, stuff RE5 didn't have), I actually really want this now. And man is it an incredible looking game.

Posted by librariangmr

@CaLe said:

Don't you mean Revelaitons?

Wow

Posted by BisonHero

I'm guessing they polled some people, and the poll showed that even if the game got very good reviews, people weren't interested in paying $50 for a handheld game, BECAUSE THAT'S FUCKING CRAZY.

Posted by Cameron

That's still about $20 more than I would pay for a handheld game at this point, but I guess it's a move in the right direction.

Posted by project343

Remember back when we could take Capcom seriously? It's been about 4 years since then. Sigh.

Posted by Gravier251

oh wow, they printed the title wrong on that print run of the cases in america? Suppose the price drop is for the best with a slip up like that >.< My copy (UK) Seems free from that typo. Pretty funny that such a typo slipped through though.

Posted by Legend
@MikeGosot
@Legend said:

There you go Capcom. Now please don't make Ultra Street Fighter X Tekken, and get Mega Man Legends 3 back in development and we should be good.

Capcom can only make ONE game with the Tekken name. So that means no Ultra/Super versions.
That's good to know.
Posted by MooseyMcMan

@MikeGosot said:

@Legend said:

There you go Capcom. Now please don't make Ultra Street Fighter X Tekken, and get Mega Man Legends 3 back in development and we should be good.

Capcom can only make ONE game with the Tekken name. So that means no Ultra/Super versions.

You mean like how it cost too much to license the Marvel stuff so that they couldn't release another MvC3 game? Oh wait.

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Posted by MikeGosot
@MooseyMcMan said:

@MikeGosot said:

@Legend said:

There you go Capcom. Now please don't make Ultra Street Fighter X Tekken, and get Mega Man Legends 3 back in development and we should be good.

Capcom can only make ONE game with the Tekken name. So that means no Ultra/Super versions.

You mean like how it cost too much to license the Marvel stuff so that they couldn't release another MvC3 game? Oh wait.

I think even Ono said all updates were going to be DLC.
Posted by MostlyBearded

@MikeGosot said:

@MooseyMcMan said:

@MikeGosot said:

@Legend said:

There you go Capcom. Now please don't make Ultra Street Fighter X Tekken, and get Mega Man Legends 3 back in development and we should be good.

Capcom can only make ONE game with the Tekken name. So that means no Ultra/Super versions.

You mean like how it cost too much to license the Marvel stuff so that they couldn't release another MvC3 game? Oh wait.

I think even Ono said all updates were going to be DLC.

I believe he explicitly stated that there will only be one disc released, and yeah, all updates will be DLC.

Posted by The_LMFAO_Guy
@MostlyBearded said:

@MikeGosot said:

@MooseyMcMan said:

@MikeGosot said:

@Legend said:

There you go Capcom. Now please don't make Ultra Street Fighter X Tekken, and get Mega Man Legends 3 back in development and we should be good.

Capcom can only make ONE game with the Tekken name. So that means no Ultra/Super versions.

You mean like how it cost too much to license the Marvel stuff so that they couldn't release another MvC3 game? Oh wait.

I think even Ono said all updates were going to be DLC.

I believe he explicitly stated that there will only be one disc released, and yeah, all updates will be DLC.

And I believe that Ono stated that there wouldn't be a title update to SFIV. Capcom has lied too many times to their fans that i don't believe what Capcom says for one minute.
Posted by Lavapotamus

I don't blame any of the skeptics in this thread. You can only trick people so many times until they wisen up -- I mean, I'm at about the same place with Nintendo's handhelds. I usually wait a year to buy AAA games incase of GOTY edition announcements, but Capcom is one of the developers I always wait to purchase from. Worked out for me in the end concerning Street Fighter IV, at least.

Posted by Kato

Not only was there a box art typo fiasco, but some over at GAF seem to be reporting low-res box art, like Inkjet printer box art. Maybe this was their "solution?" It's not like they can remove content or reduce the price of 3DS carts.

Posted by SlightConfuse

not that intrested but this move does not look good

Posted by m0rdr3d

What?! I had no idea they had the stones to charge $50 for a 3DS game in the first place (guess due to the fact I don't own one). $40 is still a little rough, in my opinion.

Posted by bartok

The demo was fun and had a classic Resident Evil vibe.  Glad Capcom has for once come to their goddamn senses.

Posted by RetroVirus

@NeoKef: I know, right? I miss those good old days of GR.

Posted by yoshimitz707

@m0rdr3d: All 3DS games are $40

Posted by adam1808

BRET ELSTON, loved him back on Gamesradar.

Posted by supamon

@NeoKef: Yeah I still miss his anecdotes and fun facts on games. Still, it's good to see him move on and up in the world.

Posted by LoggerRythm

That's o.k.

They'll make up for it by releasing ridiculous DLC that doesn't suit the game which is probably already in the game anyway just like RE5.

They may also just wait and release 3 or 4 more versions of it just like they do their fighting games.

Oh Capcom, you and so many other developers are so behind the times.

Posted by KingBroly

Except...it's not the series' debut on 3DS.

Posted by Apathylad

I don't buy the "we've spent weeks looking for a way to bring your cost down to standard 3DS pricing" comment. I'll buy the game eventually, but I've been soured by Capcom lately. I really like the Phoenix Wright games but I never bought UMvC3, and they should have localized the second Edgeworth game. And then there's the Mega Man stuff... ><

Posted by HyperionXR

Your mistakes may be many Capcom, but keep providing me with Resident Evil and I'll always love you.

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