Publisher Capcom has revealed that its upcoming third-person horror-themed sequel – Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – will be an episodic title. Following the base-game’s début in early 2015, a new episode will be released each week. The overall title will contain four chapters, each featuring “hours of terrifying gameplay ending with dramatic cliff-hangers”. Each episode will cost you €5.99, but you can also pick up the complete season featuring additional content for €24.99. A disc version is also planned, and will be released after all individual chapters are out.
“The beginning of the Resident Evil: Revelations 2 tale sees fan favourite Claire Redfield make a dramatic return to the horrors that haunted her in the past,” says Capcom. “Survivor of the Raccoon City incident depicted in previous Resident Evil games, Claire now works for the anti-bioterrorism organisation Terra Save. Moira Burton, new recruit and daughter of Resident Evil legend Barry Burton, is attending her welcome party for Terra Save when unknown armed forces storm the office. Claire and Moira are knocked unconscious and awaken later to find themselves in a dark and abandoned detention facility. Working together, they must find out who took them and to what sinister end.”
“With the terrifying Afflicted enemies waiting around every dark corner, players will need to use their ammo and weapon supply wisely, in classic survival horror style. Will Claire and Moira make it out alive and discover what’s led to them being taken to this remote island? Who else will they come across? A story of twists and turns will have players guessing the next step at every turn.”
Resident Evil: Revelations 2’s campaign can be enjoyed as a single-player experience – with Moira being controlled by the A.I. – or in a two-player co-op fashion. Just like in the first Resident Evil games, each heroine has its own perks – Claire is more combat-focused, while Moira will be supplying her with health herbs, provide the flashlight, and general support. Because of this, only Claire’s death results in a ‘Game Over’ status. The game launches on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.