The gaming world is ripe with anticipation as the terror continues with the next installment in the Resident Evil franchise. After all the speculation and rumors, Capcom has not only confirmed the release of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 for an early 2015 Japan release, but also shown a new teaser trailer that reveals hints at the storyline behind this exciting new release.
While details are sparse about the game’s plot or features, it is known that the game’s story will take place between the Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 timelines and will feature different protagonists from the first Revelations installment.
Contrary to the first Revelations game, players will not be controlling Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield, staple characters from the franchise’s universe. Instead, the game will feature Claire Redfield, the younger sister of Chris Redfield, who originally made her first appearance in the franchise with the release of Resident Evil 2 back in 1998.
The new game will also feature Moira Burton as a protagonist for the first time in the franchise’s history. Burton, the daughter of S.T.A.R.S. operative Barry Burton, joins forces with Claire Redfield to serve in TerraSave, a non-government humanitarian organization.
In Resident Evil: Revelations 2, Claire and Moira are kidnapped during an attack on the TerraSave facility. They wake up on an isolated island inside a horrifying, seemingly abandoned prison where monsters roam the halls. Claire and Moira must join together to escape the facility, survive the island and unravel the mystery behind how they ended up there.
Moira will play a kind of support role to Claire’s weapon-based combat, using her flashlight to stun enemies and reveal hidden items that Claire can’t see. There are very little details about the game’s mechanics, however. The first Revelations installment focused on early Resident Evil tropes, like sparse ammunition, puzzle solving and an emphasis on survival, aspects that may reappear in the new installment.
A tentative release date has been set for early 2015 in Japan, where the game will be alternatively titled Biohazard Revelations 2. Subsequent US, European and other release dates will be announced soon, as well.
The game will be available in an episodic manner where gamers will pay $6 for each episode or will have the option of buying the full season bundle for $25 which will also come with bonus features. If gamers opt for the full season on retail disc, they’ll get to enjoy extended gameplay, too.
Gamers might also be excited to know that the game will be available on a both generations of consoles, including Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC. The game will also be made available to Steam users.