The rumours are true: Resident Evil 1 fan favourite Barry Burton - a character not glimpsed within the series in years - returns as a playable character in Resident Evil Revelations 2.

Burton is the game's second lead character, and follows a lead in the search for his missing daughter, Moira, on a remote prison island. He's back in the field as a BSAA advisor, Capcom said, having survived the Raccoon City incident.

On the island Burton meets a brand new character called Natalia Korda, a little girl who can sense enemies and hidden items. In the game you alternate between the two to find Moira.

Meanwhile, Capcom confirmed two new enemy types: The Rotten and The Revenant. The Rotten have bones visible through their bodies. The Revenant are formed from parts of human beings sewn together. They both sound lovely.

Capcom has so far confirmed returning heroine Claire Redfield as a lead character, who tags along with Moira.

The publisher is trying something a little different with this Resident Evil game and dividing it up into episodes. Each includes Raid mode content and two playable scenarios based on the Claire and Moira campaign and the Barry and Natalia campaign.

Revelations 2 releases as weekly digital episodes priced 4.99 / $5.99. Here are the release dates:

Episode 1:

  • PlayStation Store North America: 17th February
  • PlayStation Store EMEA territories: 18th February
  • Xbox Live Global: 18th February
  • Steam Global: 18th February

Episode 2:

  • PlayStation Store North America: 24th February
  • PlayStation Store EMEA territories: 25th February
  • Xbox Live Global: 25th February
  • Steam Global: 25th February

Episode 3:

  • PlayStation Store North America: 3rd March
  • PlayStation Store EMEA territories: 4th March
  • Xbox Live Global: 4th March
  • Steam Global: 4th March

Episode 4:

  • PlayStation Store North America: 10th March
  • PlayStation Store EMEA territories: 11th March
  • Xbox Live Global: 11th March
  • Steam Global: 11th March

There's also a Complete Season, which goes for 19.99 / $24.99. This includes all four main episodes plus:

  • Two additional spin-off episodes that focus on telling the side stories of each of the two new Resident Evil characters: Moira Burton and Natalia Korda
  • Additional RAID mode character: Hunk

And finally, a full retail box set will be released on 13th March 2015 across Europe. This includes:

All Complete Season content:

  • All four main episodes
  • Two additional spin-off episodes that focus on telling the side stories of each of the two new Resident Evil characters: Moira Burton and Natalia Korda
  • Additional RAID mode character: Hunk

Plus:

  • Additional RAID mode character: Albert Wesker
  • Four alternative costumes (one for each of the main characters: Claire, Moira, Barry and Natalia)
  • RAID mode Throwback Stage Pack featuring four stages from recent Resident Evil titles

Capcom pointed out that all additional content will be available to buy as a separate download.

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