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Resident Evil: Revelations Coming to Almost Every Other Platform

The former 3DS exclusive is branching out. Just be prepared to pay full price.

If you missed out on Resident Evil: Revelations because it was a 3DS exclusive, Capcom’s taking that excuse off the table. Revelations is headed to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PC on May 21.

You may or may not take issue, though, with Capcom charging $50 for this upgraded version of the game. It’ll arrive on a physical disc for Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii U, and also launch digitally day-one for PS3 and PC. Digital launches on both Xbox 360 and Wii U are promised at a later date.

This version comes with a few other additions, too. Hunk is now playable in Raid mode, which has one or two players fighting through single-player maps outfitted with new enemy layouts. Capcom has also added a new enemy type, more weapon customization options, and another difficulty mode.

And you know what? Resident Evil: Revelations was a better game than Resident Evil 6. There was more tension and atmosphere in Revelations’ primary ship location than anything I came across in the way-too-long RE6.

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Posted by Yummylee

@AuthenticM said:

Is there coop in this game ?

Only in RAID mode. The story is completely single-player, though you're sometimes accompanied by an invincible AI character.

Posted by believer258

@Yummylee said:

@AuthenticM said:

Is there coop in this game ?

Only in RAID mode. The story is completely single-player, though you're sometimes accompanied by an invincible AI character.

Are AI partners prevalent throughout the game or is that just something that only happens occasionally? I know they're invincible but AI partners are unfailingly annoying in every game they've ever been in.

Posted by Sackmanjones

Sold

Posted by Yummylee

@believer258 said:

@Yummylee said:

@AuthenticM said:

Is there coop in this game ?

Only in RAID mode. The story is completely single-player, though you're sometimes accompanied by an invincible AI character.

Are AI partners prevalent throughout the game or is that just something that only happens occasionally? I know they're invincible but AI partners are unfailingly annoying in every game they've ever been in.

I think so, though I couldn't say for sure. I do know that there's portions of the game where you're on the own, most commonly as Jill on the boat. I think Chris' chapters pretty much always have him paired with Jessica, though.

Hopefully someone else who's actually completed the thing could offer some more insight, like for example :P

Posted by doe3879

"Almost every other platform"

I was totally expecting that meant every mobile device there is

Posted by TooWalrus

$50? ...impressive.

Posted by BeachThunder

I'm very interested to see how this scales from 3DS to PC...

Posted by Marcsman

I don't trust Capcom anymore. I remain sceptical

Posted by ExplodeMode

Sold. For $20. In August. After it bombs.

Posted by Abendlaender

Poor Vita, it's almost like Capcom is trolling it

Posted by cbarnes86

This game was great and loved it on the 3DS. Didn't finish it (Gamefly) and I'm glad I waited to buy it. I would much rather play this on a bigger screen. I imagine the Wii U version could be pretty awesome.

Posted by cannonballBAM

I wonder if there will be any game pad use in the Wii U version???

Posted by Nightfang

So underrated.

Posted by ptys

The days of the Capcom exclusive are over, one less reason for me to buy a 3DS then I guess.

Posted by MrMuscle

I bought a 3DS for this game and it was great. Don't know if I will play it again on the 360 though.

Posted by Spoonman671

Would it really have taken that much effort to put it on Vita?

Posted by Fawkes

@Yummylee said:

@believer258 said:

@Yummylee said:

@AuthenticM said:

Is there coop in this game ?

Only in RAID mode. The story is completely single-player, though you're sometimes accompanied by an invincible AI character.

Are AI partners prevalent throughout the game or is that just something that only happens occasionally? I know they're invincible but AI partners are unfailingly annoying in every game they've ever been in.

I think so, though I couldn't say for sure. I do know that there's portions of the game where you're on the own, most commonly as Jill on the boat. I think Chris' chapters pretty much always have him paired with Jessica, though.

Hopefully someone else who's actually completed the thing could offer some more insight, like for example :P

I think there were a few parts where Jessica and Chris split up. It's hard to remember, because the AI partner isn't really useful enough to rely on when they are there, so you're usually fighting everything yourself either way.

Posted by HeyImPhoenix

All I can say is, hell yeah! Where's our hd remake of the three originals??

Posted by SuperWristBands

Very cool. Too expensive for me to double dip but it is coming out for PC so I know the price will be right at some point.

Posted by impartialgecko

You lost me at "Resident Evil".

Posted by sirdesmond

This is actually a solid entry in the franchise and way better than RE6. I was happy to hear more people will play it now.

Posted by Yummylee

@Fawkes said:

@Yummylee said:

@believer258 said:

@Yummylee said:

@AuthenticM said:

Is there coop in this game ?

Only in RAID mode. The story is completely single-player, though you're sometimes accompanied by an invincible AI character.

Are AI partners prevalent throughout the game or is that just something that only happens occasionally? I know they're invincible but AI partners are unfailingly annoying in every game they've ever been in.

I think so, though I couldn't say for sure. I do know that there's portions of the game where you're on the own, most commonly as Jill on the boat. I think Chris' chapters pretty much always have him paired with Jessica, though.

Hopefully someone else who's actually completed the thing could offer some more insight, like for example :P

I think there were a few parts where Jessica and Chris split up. It's hard to remember, because the AI partner isn't really useful enough to rely on when they are there, so you're usually fighting everything yourself either way.

That's what I figured, that they're only there purely for narrative purposes, sorta like when Ada tags with Leon in RE2. Though thinking back, Ada was surprisingly competent in helping you fend off the zombies and spiders in the sewers...

Rather they occasionally give you an invincible AI companion than saddling you with another Sheva across the entire game in any case. I'm one of the few who thought Sheva's AI was surprisingly reliable as well, so as long as you stuck her with a machine gun and a sniper. But her constant companionship took away the feeling of solitude that I loved about Resident Evil, and I'm just glad that Revelations will give me a little more of that.

Posted by Demoskinos

Hmmm...interesting. Had this hit around RE6. Id have bitten but now there are other better games to spend my money on.

Posted by Fire_Of_The_Wind

Isn't this old news? I could swear that I read about this months ago.

Posted by Yummylee

@Fire_Of_The_Wind said:

Isn't this old news? I could swear that I read about this months ago.

It's been rumoured for a while now, though It was only officially announced today.

Posted by StarvingGamer

Wah, I would have liked this on Vita.

Posted by Fire_Of_The_Wind

@Yummylee said:

@Fire_Of_The_Wind said:

Isn't this old news? I could swear that I read about this months ago.

It's been rumoured for a while now, though It was only officially announced today.

I see, thanks for the clarification.

Posted by steelknight2000

You get to play as Hunk? It's sad that impressionable young people are exposed to dangerous drugs through video games.

Posted by Sauson

The sad part is that I'll probably buy it.

Posted by MonkeyKing1969

Umm, whatever. I cannot be upset this is happening, I have not dog in this fight. I haven't really liked/enjoyed a RE games since the PS2 days. Even before something like Day Z existed, about six years ago, I thought Resident Evil should have become an open world, serious and thoughtfully crafted story of survival. So, I have never understood the doubling-down of weirdness and melodrama that Capcom (or most Japanese developers) have pursued. I really dislike melodrama. I really have become disinterested in characters that chew the scenery every time they appear or stories that intentionally make no sense. Yet like I said I have no dog in this fight. Some people seem to enjoy these games, but it appears less and less do every time.

At this point, all I wonder if it will feel like a 'real game' on the bigger consoles. Will the graphics "fit" or will they look like handheld graphics on a big HDTV? I only wonder about that from a technical standpoint, do they have a way to make the game meant for a smaller screen work on a bigger screen? If they do that is interesting form a technical standpoint.

Posted by Dan_CiTi

This game is actually very good, glad to see a nice HD version heading to all of the other platforms after a good while. Especially since we can have a good console RE game after the stinky blunder of RE6.

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Posted by WolfHazard

I don't have a 3DS, so I never got around to playing this but can any one in all honesty tell me this may be worth picking up? I actually am a big RE fan, I just never bothered learning anything about Revelations because I didn't have the system.

Posted by Psykhophear

@WolfHazard said:

I don't have a 3DS, so I never got around to playing this but can any one in all honesty tell me this may be worth picking up? I actually am a big RE fan, I just never bothered learning anything about Revelations because I didn't have the system.

Yup, it's worth picking up. Like the article says, Revelations is a way better game than RE6. It's got the scares, the claustrophobic feel, the tension, the puzzle elements and the horror.

Posted by MeatSim

Not the price I was looking for.

Posted by Counterclockwork87

Underrated. Really good game in my opinion, and was glossed over way too much when it was released. After Resident Evil 6 and that other RE game I think people appreciate how good Revelations was in many ways.

Posted by Firetaffer

> Implying handheld games are cheaper than console games in New Zealand.

Posted by Benmo316

Too bad it wasn't come to Vita, I would've bought it on that. I'm sure in a couple months it will be cheaper on PS3 anyway. I'll wait until then.

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@Counterclockwork87 said:

Underrated. Really good game in my opinion, and was glossed over way too much when it was released. After Resident Evil 6 and that other RE game I think people appreciate how good Revelations was in many ways.

I assume you mean good in a "for a Resident Evil game" sense. Because I own the game and at most it's OK. It does not even touch good when compared to most games in the third person shooter and even survival horror genre these days.

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Posted by HeyImPhoenix

Can't wait to coop!

Posted by Reisz

Excellent, very interested to see this when it hits PC. I can't fault Capcom's renewed approach to PC ports. Nice.

Posted by Legion_

There's no reason this shouldn't be full price. Anyone who takes issue with that is a poop.

Posted by TheFrostedGamer

You can make the argument that Patrick has a weird fetish for games in which males kill zombies and/or other males, but c'mon. It’s different when it’s a woman, this is over the line, and Edward Carnby should have known better.

Posted by turboskerv

I wish it came with a circle pad pro for the 360. Seriously though, get this game, best RE game in a long while.

Posted by iainfarrell

I'm pleased to hear it, had a great time playing through this on 3DS. it deserves the big screen treatment.

Posted by crithon

I just finished chapter 9 on the 3ds game.... I don't think it's worth 50 bucks. I enjoy how this scratches that Code Veronica itch, so glad I paid 20 for this on 3ds. Really nice graphics for the small screen.