"Direct Sequel to Resident Evil 5"

#1 Edited by Contro (2040 posts) -
Masachika Kawata has been speaking to Nintendo Power, he had the following to say on Resident Evil: Revelations.


Unlike Mercenaries, which is all about shooting action, Revelations is all about survival horror, the very genre Resident Evil established. We actually think of Revelations as a direct sequel to Resident Evil 5 and it will be full of new, innovative ideas and characters.





The producer has stated he wants to get back to the horror and puzzles of earlier games, I think that's good stuff to hear after the last game, which Capcom internally praised, despite aversion from many seasoned fans. 
The game is listed as TBA currently, but that may change after the embargo lifts or at e3.

  
#2 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -

Well that's kind of a disappointment :/

#3 Posted by FourWude (2261 posts) -

ugh... i hope it goes back to Resident Evil Code Veronica with a dash of Resident Evil 3, but in no way contains any of Resident Evil 5 or even Resident Evil 0 which are both co-op focused games. I would be happy though with Resident Evil 1 remake with a liberal smattering of Resident Evil 4 smeared over its face. Though I'm not holding my breath.

#4 Posted by IBurningStar (2160 posts) -

Best news I've heard all day.

#5 Edited by Contro (2040 posts) -
@FourWude said:
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ugh... i hope it goes back to Resident Evil Code Veronica with a dash of Resident Evil 3, but in no way contains any of Resident Evil 5 or even Resident Evil 0 which are both co-op focused games. I would be happy though with Resident Evil 1 remake with a liberal smattering of Resident Evil 4 smeared over its face. Though I'm not holding my breath.

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I don't think you've grasped what the OP says, The Producer is saying it's a direct sequel to RE5, not that it plays like RE5. Quite the opposite when looking at what he said.
#6 Posted by XenoNick (1390 posts) -

Looking forward to this.

#7 Posted by TooWalrus (13139 posts) -

Fucking awesome- RE5 was great- I should go play that again.

#8 Posted by FourWude (2261 posts) -
@Contro said:
" @FourWude said:
"

ugh... i hope it goes back to Resident Evil Code Veronica with a dash of Resident Evil 3, but in no way contains any of Resident Evil 5 or even Resident Evil 0 which are both co-op focused games. I would be happy though with Resident Evil 1 remake with a liberal smattering of Resident Evil 4 smeared over its face. Though I'm not holding my breath.

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I don't think you've grasped what the OP says, The Producer is saying it's a direct sequel to RE5, not that it plays like RE5. Quite the opposite when looking at what he said. "
Hook, line and sinker.
#9 Posted by Yummylee (21295 posts) -

So, the direct sequel in spirit, or actually within the currently boned time-line? I've always figured Revelations to be a prequel, set between RE4 and RE5 since Jill is once again a brunette. Suppose her natural hair colour could of returned of course, or she's dying it.

#10 Posted by niamahai (1405 posts) -

i'll wait for the Vita port.

you know its bound to happen.

#11 Posted by Eyz (451 posts) -

I just want some actual zombies back in the games!
And no, those Starship Troopers/28 days later-rejects don't count.

#12 Posted by WizardShazam (135 posts) -

The Lost in Nightmares DLC was, by far, my favorite part of Resident Evil 5. If the sequel really is going back in that direction, I am instantly more excited.

#13 Edited by grenadeh (5 posts) -

It's not a sequel, it's a prequel. They just didn't want to reveal that at the time. I know i'm stating what can be found all over the internet, but revelations takes place after the formation of the BSAA. Chris has some random girl as his partner (cute, though a whiner) and Jill has a plump Carlos-copy as her partner. The game is supposed to be much more survival horrory, but it's definitely a prequel to RE5 (in t hat it takes place before RE5, not that it has anything whatsoever to do with RE5). As far as I remember. I am however thoroughly unimpressed with both the plot and the creature design, as well as the 3DS only release, which is bound to piss off every single true RE fan there has been for the past 15 years. I don't want to drop 360 dollars just to play a game that should have been developed primarily for PS3/Xbox/PC, and ported to 3DS, the first 3 of course being systems I already own. Anyway, the monster design looks like they paid someone from Silent Hill to develop boring, uninspiring amorphous creatures for their enemies, just to get away from the Plagas - this is unacceptable. 
 
@Eyes 
 
I feel  your pain in also having willingly watched Starship Troopers 2 - expecting something substantial to happen the whole time. The movie was utterly terrible. The only entertainment I drew from said movie was the fact that Sue Ellen Mitchkie from Seinfeld (Whatever her name is) re-appeared in this movie - she was the Captain of the Roger Young in the first movie. And she of course died again in the second film. And then SST3 had Jolene Blalock and Casper van Dien in it, so it was halfway watchable.

#14 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5138 posts) -

I just wan't another quality Resident Evil game and not one of the half baked spin-offs.

#15 Posted by awadnin (275 posts) -

Then I should finishing re5 on xbox360 to get ready for this one :)

#16 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

No more Albert Wesker...there's really no point in playing any future Resident Evil game. 

#17 Posted by NTM (7281 posts) -

If it plays like any of the main Resident Evil games, I'll be perfectly fine, just give us a nice and spooky atmosphere. BY THE WAYYYY! This is a prequel, not a sequel.

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#18 Posted by RichMeisterMan (70 posts) -

I have no interest in a handheld resident evil, but I am excited to hear they want to return RE's roots and make the horror a priority.  I think to do that they need to get rid of co-op, and if they want co-op make it a separate campaign. A game can't be that scary if you have a friend/retarded ai partner running around with you. Also, go back to making ammo more scarce.  Finally, make survival the priority. I hated RE5's mission based system with all the outside contact, I don't like the idea of playing a survival horror game where the game's story is based on you taking it to the bad guys instead of them taking it to you.

#19 Posted by clubsandwich (3795 posts) -

This game looks INSANELY good, but god dammit why on 3DS? I don't want to spend $300+ just to play this. :( reminds me of Lost In Nightmares, I loved that more than RE5, but it was a bit short and having only one enemy wasn't really my thing, still it had that Resident Evil vibe that I love. :D

#20 Posted by Hailinel (23967 posts) -

I played the Revelations demo that came with Mercenaries 3D (yes, I bought it, and I don't regret it). From what little the demo shows, which isn't much at all, it did suggest to me a sense that they're trying to shift the focus back to at least a sense of horror, as opposed the action-oriented, boulder-punching insanity of RE5. That being said, the demo isn't nearly enough to judge the full game on, given that in all, I fought three enemies while exploring a ship, with the demo ending upon the defeat of the third enemy, and it was an obviously rough build, with Jill's shadow looking freakishly pixelated and out of place with the rest of the environment. Seriously, I jumped in my seat the first time I saw it because I had no idea what it was supposed to be.

#21 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

Resident Evil Revelations is one of the scariest games Capcom has ever made. according to the game's producer Tsukasa Takenaka

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