The original Resident Evil Revelations debuted on the 3DS a few years ago. I never thought it would be any good, but somehow, it worked well on the smaller screen. It was a joy to play, and playable anywhere. Its sequel, Revelations 2 launched on basically every single platform excluding handhelds. That’s about to change, at least for the Vita anyway.
As the final episode of Revelations 2 was just recently released on PlayStation 3 and 4, we now have all the code to complete the porting of the project over to the PS Vita platform. The incredibly passionate team at Frima Studio is knee-deep in production of this title for our favourite little handheld.
While we get closer to locking down the PS Vita-specific gameplay and features, we will update you all again with a firm release date. But for now, I am just saying “coming digitally this summer.”
At least Vita owners have something to look forward to. My own device has remained untouched for far too long, and I must admit that a part of me would be more than happy to give Revelations 2 another playthrough on the small screen. Here’s what it will come with:
The PS Vita version of Resident Evil Revelations 2 will contain all four episodes of Capcom’s scarefest, including any released DLC (sans consumables) thus far. As for Raid Mode, single-player will also be included at launch, but online co-op Raid Mode and the ad-hoc modes will most likely come post-launch via an update. This is so we can get the full game into your hands that much sooner. Finally, we’ve added Gyroscopic Targeting to make shooting weapons that much more Vita-centric.
Raid Mode in my pocket? Consider me sold! It’s perfect for bite-sized gaming sessions – the sort of thing handhelds generally excel at. The inclusion of Gyroscopic Targeting is also a neat feature, and should allow for gamers to nail those headshots with ease.
What do you think? Got a Vita that you haven’t made use of recently? Would you dust it off to play Revelations 2? Leave your thoughts below.
Last Updated: April 13, 2015