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Capcom charging money for respawns in new Resident Evil?

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Capcom used to be the go to publisher for insanely terrible anti-consumer practices, and basically popularized the idea of locking on-disc content behind a paywall. They haven’t been too bad in recent memory, but that could change at any moment with any one of their new titles. Take Resident Evil Revelations 2, for example, which has some odd micro-transactions.

Revelations 2 sparked a massive debate on the internet last night, after it rumour suggested that Capcom would charge players for checkpoints and respawns in their episodic sequel. Considering Capcom’s track record, it’s nothing something anyone could immediately dismiss, but Kotaku reached out to the publisher for some clarification. And it’s all a little confusing.

Firstly, the main Revelations 2 campaign will not feature any micro-transactions, and have normal checkpoints like every game on this earth should. The included Raid Mode however, a fan favourite from the first title, will be hindered by either your dedication or depth of your wallet. Respawns in this run-and-gun side mode will be determined by Blue and Red crystals – one of which you can whip out your credit card for.

Both crystals are used for continues in the arcade-like mode. Blue crystals are earned by completing daily challenges, while red ones are bought using real money. They both function in the same way, with the game prioritizing hard earned blue ones over red. But if you’re wanting to get more from a mode that’s included in a game you’ve already paid for, you’re going to have to dig deep in your pockets for some change.

It’s identical to systems used in free-to-play phone games, not unlike Candy Crush. The issue here is that each episode of Revelations 2 costs $5, and purchasing the full, retail collection comes in at $40. It’s quite ridiculous that Capcom expects you to either grind or pay to have any sort of convince in a mode that should really be included with the entry fee.

Or maybe Capcom is just trying to make the entire thing really feel like a exploitative, money grabbing arcade mode – in which cases their hitting the nail right on the head. Resident Evil Revelations 2’s first episode is out next month. Make sure raid Mode isn’t your main draw.

Last Updated: January 28, 2015

66 Comments

  1. Personally, I feel Capcom has dealt with DLC the worst, more so than any other company. From paying for the true ending in Asura’s Wrath and on-disc DLC to paying money for freaking color swaps…sigh. In anycase still getting this as fuck me sideways and call me Meg Ryan, this is looking too lekker.

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    • RinceThis

      January 28, 2015 at 13:01

      Tell me about it! I played and loved Asura’s Wrath, only to find out there were like 10 DLCs I needed and then had to pay for the ending? Never again.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        January 28, 2015 at 13:03

        Played the demo and it was fun……………………………that’s all I have to say about that game.

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        • RinceThis

          January 28, 2015 at 13:08

          Oh I am sure the SP is going to be awesome, but to sell a game at full retail, then take MORE money for this? Uh uh, something wrong here!

          Reply

          • Hammersteyn

            January 28, 2015 at 13:25

            LOL sorry I meant Asuras Wrath

      • Mandom (Umar)

        January 28, 2015 at 13:15

        Yup, I’m still not over it lol

        Reply

  2. SeriousBlack96

    January 28, 2015 at 12:42

    Are you shitting me??? God its like they left it up to a monkey to decide what to do……

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    • Mandom (Umar)

      January 28, 2015 at 12:47

      The Jaydon Smith look!

      Reply

      • SeriousBlack96

        January 28, 2015 at 12:50

        Haha not quite…. good hair style for wearing a scrum capmin rugby

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        • Hammersteyn

          January 28, 2015 at 12:51

          hehe, gotta protect the noggin. Especially if you play here 😛

          Reply

          • SeriousBlack96

            January 28, 2015 at 12:53

            More like protecting your ears… dont wanna end up like kevin mealamu with caulliflower ears lol

          • Hammersteyn

            January 28, 2015 at 12:55

            Bwahaha, poor guy has some ripe veggies having on the side of his head

          • SeriousBlack96

            January 28, 2015 at 12:59

            Dont you know it…. girls do not dig inflated ears lol

    • Hammersteyn

      January 28, 2015 at 12:48

      Monkeys aren’t that stupid

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      • SeriousBlack96

        January 28, 2015 at 12:52

        Never said they were 🙂 just merely implying thar they arent really cut out to run a gaming franchise…

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        • Hammersteyn

          January 28, 2015 at 12:55

          I meant Capcom tends to be stupider than monkey

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          • SeriousBlack96

            January 28, 2015 at 12:58

            Thats what i was implying when i said a monkey wasnt cut out for it but it still seems to be making the decisions lol

  3. HairyEwok

    January 28, 2015 at 12:49

    Ok this is clearly getting out of hand, this is totally starting to put me off from gaming with all these in-game purchases, DLC, DRM.

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    • SeriousBlack96

      January 28, 2015 at 13:01

      Especially if its somehing as necessary as respawning…… soon theyll make usnpay for each bullet we fire..

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    • Lukas De Kock

      January 28, 2015 at 13:02

      Yes well a few years back gamers said DLC sucks. Why do we need to pay. And i said back then i wont play or buy games with DLC simply of how the business model is to no longer sell you a game at full price. Instead they sell you half a game and you spend roughly 4 times that before you get the actual game.

      For example BF3 was great until the first DLC’s came to light. Effectively if you want to keep playing online you need to pay for the other maps.

      The point is. The industry would not have been able to do this if gamers werent just sheeping after their favorite title.

      Its the gamers who created this culture. Not the dev’s.
      If no one bought the damn DLC they would have said ah fck it… lets go back to just selling the entire game.

      But alas.

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      • Brady miaau

        January 28, 2015 at 13:23

        Look. Um. No. Make sense. Sigh, you are probably correct. This is natural evolution.

        Reply

      • Gr8_Balls_o_KFM_Fire

        January 28, 2015 at 22:32

        Why isn’t this comment featured on billboards all over the world

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  4. Hammersteyn

    January 28, 2015 at 12:50

    If the daily challenges aren’t too hard too complete then it’s fine I guess. Because then you can either play the game or use your credit card. The latter must please hand in their gaming card.

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    • Gr8_Balls_o_KFM_Fire

      January 28, 2015 at 22:33

      No! It is not fine!

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        January 29, 2015 at 07:43

        People are gonna support it regardless. All my whining about MT was for naught.

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  5. RinceThis

    January 28, 2015 at 13:00

    Um, screw you CAPCOM. You won’t be taking my money.

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      January 28, 2015 at 13:01

      Nah ah! Not a cent!!

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      January 28, 2015 at 13:02

      Same here, leave it to suckers or 5 years old who lack the skills.

      Reply

  6. Quo Vadis?

    January 28, 2015 at 13:00

    I should seriously consider whether to upgrade to a PS4, or just abandon gaming completely. Seriously, this isn’t funny anymore.

    Reply

    • Lord Chaos

      January 28, 2015 at 13:01

      It is on special at Kalahari this week…

      Reply

      • Quo Vadis?

        January 28, 2015 at 13:02

        You’re not HELPING! hahahahaha

        Reply

        • Lord Chaos

          January 28, 2015 at 13:07

          R1000 off…

          Reply

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 28, 2015 at 13:09

            WOW! That muc…. I mean NO! Stop it!

          • Lord Chaos

            January 28, 2015 at 13:11

            It’s calling you… R5299, extra controllers R150 off… Even some games have slashed prices…

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 28, 2015 at 13:14

            Resistance…. is crumbling…. must not go to Kalahari.com…. now… at all….

          • Lord Chaos

            January 28, 2015 at 13:15

            So close to the edge, just one more prod…
            *Evil laugh*

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 28, 2015 at 13:22

            *phones IT to disconnect my interwebs till further notice*

          • Lord Chaos

            January 28, 2015 at 13:23

            Rest of the week without internet? You could always use your cell to buy it…

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 28, 2015 at 13:25

            Thank God that actually broke yesterday, so its in for repairs. Only getting it back in four weeks 😀

          • Lord Chaos

            January 28, 2015 at 13:25

            Or the tablet you got from FNB. 😛

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 28, 2015 at 13:28

            That was affirmatively repossessed from my vehicle in August last year. The universe is showing me NOT to buy a PS4…. yet….

          • Lord Chaos

            January 28, 2015 at 13:31

            Things are not going well for you.
            Trying so hard not to give into the special, all of the bad news so far on Lags and you’re probably ganna be load shedded the moment you get home.

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 28, 2015 at 13:35

            Tell me about it! Last night I showed up to Hyde Park all amped for the movie premiere I won from Lagz. As I walk into the theatre, THEY CUT THE POWER! Loadshedding! Nu Metro didn’t have a back up generator, and couldn’t find one in time either. So I had quite a nice conversation with another winner from Lagz, so the evening wasn’t a complete loss. I was bummed about the movie though.

          • Brady miaau

            January 28, 2015 at 15:58

            k. that sucks a bit. And very interesting

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      January 28, 2015 at 13:03

      If you’re on a budget, how about getting one through FNB (their smart devices sales thing)? You pay a little extra, but you can pay it off monthly.

      Reply

      • Quo Vadis?

        January 28, 2015 at 13:05

        Not a fan of debt through a bank whatsoever. Bought an Apple iPad 4 through FNB. Never again.

        Reply

        • Brady miaau

          January 28, 2015 at 13:23

          I thought the bank deals were no interest? Not that I have used them at all

          Reply

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 28, 2015 at 13:26

            No, they do charge some interest. And I had to jump through hoops to make it happen. It was just a fairly unpleasant experience, you know?

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            January 28, 2015 at 13:27

            That’s good to know, I was actually thinking of getting something through them.

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 28, 2015 at 13:30

            Its easy enough to apply for one. That’s done via the website. But then there is RICA and FICA again, they really make it “not so simple” anymore.

          • Brady miaau

            January 28, 2015 at 15:44

            That is my general impression. Also, I understand the personal contact is lost a bit at that bank. I enjoy having my banker on call, he helps out with small things I need done, like temp increase my monthly transfer limit or something. I like a person I know, that I can see when I need to.

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 28, 2015 at 15:49

            Everything is online now. I have the platinum card, so I speak directly to the private banking division at RMB. But still, it is cold and emotionless. Its not like the old days where you actually saw a consultant or the bank manager.

          • Brady miaau

            January 28, 2015 at 15:53

            I am on private banking at Standard Bank, but I see my person, and assistants. things are a little complex with my banking, but they sort things out very well. I like seeing someone, asking advice and then having a true professional in that field call me back, not to sell products, but to give advice.

            Standard Bank Prestige Banking (where my wife is, on a spouse account) is almost like that, just without the extra people helping. And they always try to sell her products.

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 28, 2015 at 16:13

            Same shit with Nedbank. They never answer the phone when you phone on a query, but when they flog stuff, they phone you until you cant take it anymore! Savings accounts, life insurance, upgrades, loans etc.

          • Brady miaau

            January 28, 2015 at 16:18

            My wife moved from them and she is amazed at the difference. Turns out she was a real person all along!

            But I still think all banks are equally good and bad, for the most part. My guys at SB are good, but what if I moved to Cape Town? Same quality?

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 28, 2015 at 16:20

            50/50, boet. Could only get worse if you ask me ;P

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            January 28, 2015 at 15:45

            That really sucks. I was eyeing one of the laptops and a new ipad :/

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 28, 2015 at 15:47

            Try then. It SUCKED two years ago, it might be better now. Its just all the FICA and RICA shit, you know?

    • Hammersteyn

      January 28, 2015 at 13:05

      It’s not all doom and gloom. If you do buy one get the Last of Us bundle. That’s fixed for life on my top ten list.

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      • Quo Vadis?

        January 28, 2015 at 13:07

        Its just this constant online crap, paying for this, paying for that. I don’t like playing online, now I have to pay for a broken game, with content that has been cut on purpose so they can make more moolah with DLC? Its not on.

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        • Hammersteyn

          January 28, 2015 at 13:26

          No one does. Yet publishers makes loads of cash out of DLC. So some do. Which sucks

          Reply

      • SeriousBlack96

        January 28, 2015 at 13:07

        Last of us is the shit! So cool.

        Reply

    • SeriousBlack96

      January 28, 2015 at 13:06

      In my opinion ps4 isnt all what its cracked up to be… i got one the day it was released in new zealand and i was kinda disappointed…. plus if you already have a ps3 or xbox theyre still producing games on those consoles but for how much longer i dont know.

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      • Quo Vadis?

        January 28, 2015 at 13:08

        They said up to 2018, then they will phase out. (for the PS3)

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        • SeriousBlack96

          January 28, 2015 at 13:10

          Boom problem solved you can pick up ps3’s real cheap… ps4 you have to be a playstation plus member to access most online features anyway. Theres none of that one the ps3 and you have like three years to get a ps4 before the ps3 is phased out.

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          • Quo Vadis?

            January 28, 2015 at 13:12

            I did! I bought the bottom of the range PS3, installed a 1Tb harddrive, and its running perfect, for less than what the 500 Gb PS3 sells for. Doesn’t have wifi though, but I am never online with my console in anycase.

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