Resident Evil Revelations 2 is bringing the scares back

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Gone are the days where Resident Evil actually felt like a horror. Most of the franchise’s core titles have leaned more on the action side of things, and I’d even go as far as calling Resident Evil 6 a straight up third-person shooter. Revelations, previously only a 3DS exclusive, went back to basics. People really loved it, which is why Revelations 2 looks no different.

Resident Evil Revelations 2’s story details were revealed yesterday, as well as the way the game is going to be launched. Capcom is taking a page from Telltale’s book here, launching content via episodes before a full retail package. So the whole thing is meant to play out like a short, psychological horror series, something which the first trailer captures quite well.

Although, I think the horror is a little more than psychological here. Body parts hanging from the ceiling? Check. Blood soaked corpses everywhere? Check. Infected brut who was probably a bouncer in Benoni before becoming even more disgusting? Double check.

I really like what looks like a slower paced, more traditional Resident Evil experience, and I’m sure most fans are relieved that Capcom is finally listening. The first episode is set to hit digital stores early next year. Resident Evil Revelations 2 is heading to Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4.

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Last Updated: September 12, 2014

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • OVGrounded new game+++

    After being totally desensitised by the thrills of playing The Last of Us on Grounded mode.
    Not even the sheer terror of running out of ammo in Resident Evil 4 comes close anymore.

    So so spoilt.

    • Hammersteyn

      Stop it you are going to make me want to buy the remaked version

      • OVGrounded new game+++

        I cant put the game down its that good. Normally I get bored after 4 play throughs. But no, the darn AI keeps getting one over on me every play making the game refreshing over and over.
        The exhilaration after beating a scene with limited items and a bit of luck is why I became a gamer.
        Not often one shouts FUCK YES!!! after scraping by a horde of those clickers.
        Dark Souls type of FUCK YES!!!

        • Hammersteyn

          FUCK YES!!! Oh,erm goodness getting a bit excited. Also the story keeps you interested as well, seriously I never wanted it to end and I didn’t want to go to sleep because I needed to know what happens next.

          • OVGrounded new game+++

            I wish the game only had the Grounded Mode option. That is totally the only way TLoU should be played. No Health Bar, HUD, no ammo count, one hit one death and three new game+ to fully upgrade your tools. It brings the stealth element fully into play and un taps that primal fight or flight part of the brain.

            … Fucking clickers 🙂

          • If you would play only on grounded you cannot get all the trophies 🙂
            Like the shiv doors or all upgrades and weapons. There are just not enough supplies and stuff to do that.

    • I thought you said ‘fuck next gen’? trololo

      • JJ the Reus

        Word of warning. When his door is closed and you can hear the PS running. Knock first. He takes things quite literal.

    • It’s the second reason I will buy a PS4, the first is The Witcher III baby!

    • I finished TLOU on grounded the other night. Man that was tough but so much fun to do.

  • OVGrounded new game+++

    Sighh… even poor old Deadspace, the Resident Evil killer has dated when compared to TLoU.

    • Hammersteyn

      Played Dead Space 3. Even that’s not scary anymore, the necromorphs are more annoying than anything else.

      • OVGrounded new game+++

        Resident Evil has allot to live up to. It seems as though its more for the Anime junkies now with all that complicated lore and comic zombie mobs.

        • Hammersteyn

          Some doesn’t make it that complicated 😛

          • OVGrounded new game+++

            Like MGS, Hideo trips Balls when writing that lore. I have no idea what the hell is going on in Snakes universe anymore.

        • One of the scariest moments on Resident evil for me was:
          Resident Evil 2 (claire B mode) when the Big guy smashes though walls a couple of times.

      • JJ the Reus

        Dead Space 3 is an excuse to bring out another Dead Space game. It was beautiful, shiny and had some fun co-op. But not so much the scares.

      • Yeah well 3 wasn’t even a real Dead Space game, more like a dead waste of time 3.

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    • TGrell5523

      $9o/h0ur pavivdv by G0ogle, I am making a go0d salary from h0me $55oo-$7o00/week , which is amazing, under a year ag0 I was j0bless in a h0rrible ec0n0my. I thank God every day I was blessed with these instructions and n0w it’s my duty to pay it forward and share it with Every0ne……….yAh0o/w0rks/5/3..

  • Hammersteyn

    Will it have herbs?

    • OVGrounded new game+++


      • JJ the Reus

        I just twitched when I read that.

  • JJ the Reus

    I can’t figure out if that thing in the header is a dog, a chimp or Admiral Chief.

  • Really loved the Revelations, awesome game!

  • Asturias_Knytt

    Revelations had the worst controls ever and was boring as hell so at least the former will be an improvement with the sequel.

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