Capcom Planning Resident Evil: Revelations Demo for 3DS eShop

#1 Edited by Contro (2040 posts) -

Capcom's Christian Svensson has revealed that Capcom are in talks with Nintendo to try and get out a demo for Resident Evil: Revelations, when the 3DS's demo service launches in November with the next firmware update.

But apparently, there's a problem:

“We’re in talks with Nintendo about that and I agree, I think that would help sales a lot. For that to happen we need to get permission to use a larger filesize than demos currently are allowed.”

- Christian Svensson

WTF indeed, you'd think there would be no such hurdles to this, and the fact this suggest there are, won't give fans much hope of Nintendo getting things right with this handheld.

Capcom's Vice President also revealed elsewhere that there are no plans to update Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D, in order to allow for the Circle-Pad add-on. We also now learn that Resident Evil Revelations will arrive on a 4GB cart, the first cart of this size Nintendo has allowed a developer to use. The maximum capacity 3DS can support is 8GB, but to date Nintendo has only issued 2GB carts.

After Capcom's complete balls-up of Megaman Legends 3, and it's equally highly anticipated Prototype Demo, fans will want something good from both companies in regards to 3DS content.

#2 Posted by Marzy (675 posts) -

Having demos will now be great, but it's a shame to hear file size limitations are already affecting it. At the moment, Nintendo need to concentrate on making sure they still mean serious business. They are taking good steps in the right direction, but then they always end up taking one step back, due to something like this.

I really hope they can sort something out, since I'm not s big fan of Resident Evil games and I'd like to at least try this. This one looks pretty interesting, I like the idea of being on a creepy looking ship.

#3 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

The rest of the firmware update looks very positive, I just hope this whole demo thing rolls out on par. With this and a demo for Super Mario 3D Land, there would be no better way to launch the service.

#4 Posted by Arker101 (1474 posts) -

@Contro said:

, there would be no better way to launch the service.

Yeah, it'd be great if they could they could get that Megaman Legends 3 demo up as well.

#5 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

@Arker101 said:

@Contro said:

, there would be no better way to launch the service.

Yeah, it'd be great if they could they could get that Megaman Legends 3 demo up as well.

There's a thread on Capcom Unity asking if there's absolutely anything fans can do to get the game back in production, or at the very least, give us that prototype demo...

Christian Svensson's replies haven't given us any hope of the happening.

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