Are you a Resident Evil fan? Have you anxious to play about a new RE game for home consoles? Perhaps you want to experience one on your brand new Wii U? The wait is almost over. Capcom announced today that the retail (disc) version Resident Evil Revelations will launch in North America on May 21, 2013, and Europe on May 24, 2013. There will also be a digital download version available soon after.
The game was originally for Nintendo 3DS only, but Capcom wanted to bring it to home console in order for players to experience the game in high quality HD with enhanced lighting and sound. The home console versions will also contain additional content, which includes a new enemy, extra difficulty modes, improvements to the Raid Mode, new weapons, and new skill sets.
For those unfamiliar, here is the Nintendo 3DS launch trailer.
Below is the official press release from Capcom.
CAPCOM CONFIRMS RESIDENT EVIL® REVELATIONS FOR HOME CONSOLE RELEASE IN MAY 2013
SAN MATEO, Calif. — January 22, 2013 — Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today confirmed that Resident Evil® Revelations will release at retail for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Nintendo’s Wii U™ system across North America on May 21 and Europe on May 24, 2013. The title will also be available to download digitally on PS3™ and Windows®PC for $49.99 on May 21, with digital versions for Xbox 360 and Wii U system to follow.
The fear that was originally brought to players in Resident Evil Revelations on the Nintendo 3DS™ system returns redefined for home consoles complete with high quality HD visuals, enhanced lighting effects and an immersive sound experience. Furthermore, the home console version will deliver additional content including a terrifying new enemy, extra difficulty mode and improvements to Raid Mode such as new weapons, skill sets and the opportunity to play as Hunk and other characters from the series. Raid Mode, which was first introduced to the series in the original version of Resident Evil Revelations, sees gamers play online in co-op mode or alone in single player taking on the hordes of enemies across a variety of missions whilst leveling up characters and earning weapon upgrades.
The critically acclaimed survival horror title takes players back to the events that took place between Resident Evil®4 and Resident Evil®5, revealing the truth about the T-Abyss virus.Resident Evil Revelations features series favorites Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield, plus their respective BSAA partners – Parker Luciani and Jessica Sherawat. The action begins on board a supposedly abandoned cruise ship, the ‘Queen Zenobia’, where horrors lurk around every corner before players head for the mainland and the devastated city of Terragrigia. With limited ammo and weapons available, the race is on to survive the horror of Resident Evil Revelations.
Resident Evil Revelations will take full advantage of Residentevil.net with content available to users once the game launches. Players can pre-register on the service from January 24 to gain early access to Resident Evil Revelations themed content with further information about online events to be revealed closer to launch.
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