Resident Evil Revelations


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Switch's Resident Evil Revelations is best played in mobile mode

Switch ports of library titles? We're all for them if the game is right and the quality of the port holds up. Capcom's recently released Resident Evil Revelations collection is an interesting choice for conversion then, bringing together an improved port of Revelations 1 - which debuted on 3DS, remember - and its sequel, designed primarily with current-gen consoles in mind. So, the question is, do we get the definitive version of the original game? And does the Switch port of the sequel hold up alongside the existing releases?

First things first - as we understand it, in the EU, both titles are only available to buy separately via digital download. However, physical releases are available in the US and Japan. However, you only get the original Revelations on the actual cart. The far more impressive successor is redeemed via a digital token, and at a hefty 23GB, you need to make sure you have plenty of room available on either your internal storage or your SD card. For those buying the digital package of the complete release, the first game adds a further 13GB to the tally. Suddenly those 128GB and 200GB MicroSD cards are starting to look quite compelling.

Starting with the original release, this HD version shares a lot of elements with the original game but increases the resolution and quality of certain assets. Unfortunately, its portable nature still shines through and it's clearly the less impressive looking game overall. You do get a native 1080p resolution when docked, dropping down to the expected 720p when running in mobile mode, providing a crisp presentation and welcome respite from the upscaled fare we've been looking at recently.

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Capcom shows off Resident Evil Revelations' Switch-exclusive features

Capcom has released a new video showing off some of the exclusive features you can expect to find in Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2 for Switch, releasing on November 28th.

Both games have made the transition to Switch with seemingly everything in tact. You'll get Revelations 1's nautically flavoured story campaign (in which a luxury liner stands in for a spooky old mansion) and the sequel's more varied effort. Both games feature the excellent co-operative score-chasing Raid Mode, playable online.

If you've not had the pleasure before, both Revelations games are great fun, harking back to old-school Resident Evil's slower-paced, more exploratory brand of survival horror - with exactly the right blend of tension and cheese. Resident Evil Revelations 2's story campaign is also fully co-operative, but only when playing locally.

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Resident Evil Revelations has exclusive retro mini-games on Switch

Resident Evil Revelations' upcoming Nintendo Switch re-release includes two exclusive mini-games made to look like retro classics.

The extras were created just for the Switch's upcoming dual-pack of Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2, due to launch on 28th November.

Ghost Ship Panic tasks you with shooting enemies as they drop down from the top of your Switch screen. The enemies include Ooze, Rachel Ooze and Scagdead foes from Revelations 1.

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Resident Evil Revelations 1 and 2 confirmed for Nintendo Switch

UPDATE 06/09/2017 11.54pm: Both Resident Evil Revelations 1 & 2 will launch on Switch 28th November, Capcom has announced.

They'll be available for $19.99 (or your local equivalent) each.

A retail release will launch the same day, though it will only contain the first Revelations on disc, while a code will be provided to download its sequel.

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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter may not be the final chapter in the zombie film saga after all, as the production company in charge of the series, Constantin Film, has unveiled its plans to reboot the sci-fi horror franchise.

VideoWatch: Where did Resident Evil go wrong?

Here's this week's Eurogamer Show.

Resident Evil has a long and sometimes proud history. I think it's fair to say that the first couple of Resident Evil games were genre defining, which makes it all the more tragic to contemplate the state in which the series currently exists.

Third Resident Evil CGI film announced

Third Resident Evil CGI film announced

Due next year, features Leon on a motorcycle.

A third CGI Resident Evil film has been announced. This one's called Resident Evil: Vendetta.

Animation studio Marza Animation Planet (Harlock: Space Pirate) revealed the upcoming film, which is due in 2017.

The follow-up to Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008) and Resident Evil: Damnation (2012), Vendetta will star series stalwart Leon S. Kennedy.

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Capcom expects Xbox One exclusive Dead Rising 3 to sell 1.2m

Capcom expects to sell 1.2 million copies of Xbox One exclusive Dead Rising 3.

The figure was revealed in a document released alongside the Japanese company's financial report for the first half of the financial year ending 31st March 2014.

The 1.2 million figure is below lifetime sales for previous games in the open world zombie kill 'em up series: 2006 Xbox 360 game Dead Rising shifted 1.8 million, and 2010 sequel Dead Rising 2, which launched on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, has sold 2.7 million. It should be noted, however, that as an Xbox One exclusive launch title, Dead Rising 3 has a limited install base to sell to.

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Capcom cancels Resident Evil Revelations blood pool stunt following Woolwich attack

Capcom UK has cancelled its Resident Evil Revelations blood pool PR stunt following yesterday's Woolwich attack.

Yesterday a British army soldier was killed in a suspected terrorist attack in south-east London.

After the incident a man with his hands covered in blood was filmed saying he carried out the attack because British soldiers killed Muslims every day.

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Resident Evil: Revelations review

The Queen Zenobia, a cruise ship now infested with bio-organic monsters, often goes out of its way to evoke the atmosphere of Resident Evils past. Its gloomy, gore-soaked corridors are contrasted with a sumptuous ballroom, an abandoned casino and a barnacle-encrusted luxury spa, with progress hidden behind doors barred by crests and seals with nautical motifs. It's no accident that the locations explored by Jill Valentine and her companions in this addition to the canon often feel like they could have been lifted from Raccoon City, circa 1998.

Yet the Queen Zenobia carries another, unintentional subtext that proves harder to ignore. A once popular playground, now rotten and drifting, it's an almost too perfect metaphor for the Resident Evil series in 2013.

From the brightly lit co-op shooter action of Resident Evil 5 to the bloated kitchen-sink morass of Resident Evil 6, with dreadful misfires like Operation Raccoon City crudely shoved in between, the reputation of the once-fêted survival horror saga has nose-dived in recent years. For long-serving fans, there was one glimmer of hope in the darkness.

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Capcom's Resident Evil: Revelations might not have been the best in the long-running series, but it's certainly the best there's been for some time. Having splintered off into bloated blockbuster excess and regrettable spin-offs, last year's handheld offering was at least a return of sorts to the survival horror the series had abandoned, and a pretty successful one to boot.

First gameplay footage of Resident Evil: Revelations on consoles REvealed

First gameplay footage of Resident Evil: Revelations on consoles REvealed

UPDATE: Will add randomised enemy and item placement.

Update: The console and PC versions of Resident Evil: Revelations will contain randomised enemy and item placement, a new addition to this HD upgrade.

This revelation was made by Capcom marketing man Mike Lunn during a campaign walkthrough at Gamespot (as pointed out by commenter -cerberus-). "One of the things we've really done to make the game a little bit more scarier the more times you play through it is by randomising the position of enemies and items and all that good stuff, so whenever I walk around this corner next time there could be a guy there. You'll never know," he said while fending off that dastardly tit monster (below).

Original story: The first gameplay footage of the HD console port of Resident Evil: Revelations has been released. It shows fan-favourite badass Hunk as he tears apart fleshy abominations called "the ooze" in Raid Mode.

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Capcom addresses why Resident Evil: Revelations isn't coming to Vita

"3DS and PS Vita infrastructure let alone developing games for them are extremely different beasts."

Earlier this week Capcom announced that its formerly 3DS-exclusive Resident Evil: Revelations would be coming to PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360 and PC in an enhanced version. As many pointed out, the Vita was omitted from this list. But why?

Resident Evil: Revelations finally announced for PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360

3DS survival horror Resident Evil: Revelations will launch for PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360 in May, publisher Capcom has finally revealed.

The port will launch in boxed form for all platforms on 24th May (21st in North America).

Digital versions for PC and PlayStation 3 will also be available on that date (likely the 22nd in Europe, when the PlayStation Store updates here).

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Nintendo 3DS XL Circle Pad Pro confirmed

The 3DS XL, Nintendo's upcoming super-sized version of the 3DS, will gets its own Circle Pad Pro attachment.

While the 3DS XL features larger screens and an overall larger form factor, Nintendo did not include a second circle pad on the device. And its caboose is so big that it won't be able to squeeze into the current Circle Pad Pro attachment.

Never fear. An XL-sized version of the Circle Pad Pro will be released later in the year, Famitsu reports (via Andriasang).

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Capcom details Resident Evil: Revelations typo fix

Capcom details Resident Evil: Revelations typo fix

US customers can request a new sleeve.

Any gamers in the US ticked off that their copy of 3DS survival horror effort Resident Evil: Revelations sports a stonking great typo on its spine can request a new sleeve, publisher Capcom has announced.

According to the Capcom Unity blog, should your copy feature the error, you can either call in on 650-350-6700 or email for a replacement inlay.

The publisher confirmed that only the first US shipment of the game is affected and all subsequent pressings will correct the mistake.

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It's another Eurogamer Podcast! Sorry! As we shuffle on towards our improbable centenary it's Tom Phillips, Tom Champion and Martin Robinson that are your hosts, rambling on until the timer runs down and we're allowed out of the recording room and back to our proper jobs. Podcast #98 RE Revelations

Tom Phillips, Martin Robinson and Tom C discuss the joys of Resident Evil Revelations on the 3DS and the console's new circle pad pro accessory.

Tom Phillips, Martin Robinson and Tom C discuss the joys of Resident Evil Revelations on the 3DS and the console's new circle pad pro accessory.

Japan chart: Vita finally outsells the PSP

Japan chart: Vita finally outsells the PSP

Big debuts for Resident Evil: Revelations, Armored Core.

From Software's mech battler Armored Core 5 and Capcom's Resident Evil: Revelations both scored big debuts on this week's Japanese sales chart.

The PlayStation 3 SKU of Armored Core took the top spot, shifting 163,906 units, with Resident Evil close on its heels at number two, with 146,559 sales.

That's a solid debut for the 3DS title, outstripping first week Japanese sales of Resident Evil 4 on the GameCube.

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Game of the Week: Quarrel

"Wouldn't you prefer a good game of chess?"

Long before there was an internet, people were playing chess with each other through the mail. Long before a bunch of MIT hackers made two spaceships move around an oscilloscope screen hooked up to a PDP-1 mainframe, we were gathering around kitchen tables to play games with and against each other on boards or bits of paper. Without these antecedents, video games wouldn't exist in any recognisable form.

Resident Evil: Revelations Review

"You once again prepare to enter... the world of survival horror." Those were the days. Lately, Resident Evil hasn't had much of either.

Where Resi 4 performed the impossible, spinning the grotesque and the Die Hard without dropping either, Resi 5 just gave up and trod on meekly behind, the imagination of its alpha versions eventually beaten out of a lukewarm final product. Resi 6's solution seems to be all things for all men: Leon for horror; Chris for guns; the mercenary for melee. In the meantime, what can the 3DS-exclusive Resident Evil: Revelations offer?

More than you'd think, but less than you'd hope. Revelations does 3DS proud in the ways that matter. It's a bona fide Resident Evil with lengthy single-player, excellent online, magnificent locations and some stunning 3D visuals. But it's not all jam. Revelations is a move back towards the horror side of the series and to this end makes big changes to the recent formula, most notably with its combat system.

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Is Capcom teasing Resident Evil 6?

Mysterious viral campaign spotted.

What appears to be a viral website campaign has set tongues wagging that Capcom is preparing to unveil a new Resident Evil title.

Resident Evil: Revelations 3DS demo release date

Resident Evil: Revelations 3DS demo release date

Tomorrow, and first of many eShop samplers.

Demos of Resident Evil: Revelations and Cooking Mama 4 will be available from the 3DS eShop tomorrow, Nintendo has revealed.

These are the first demos on 3DS, although Nintendo plans plenty more.

A Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D demo is due at some point, presumably before the full game arrives in Europe on 8th March.

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Resident Evil: Revelations StreetPass details

Resident Evil: Revelations StreetPass details

Herb it through the grapevine.

3DS scare-fest Resident Evil: Revelations will support StreetPass functionality, Capcom has announced.

Players will be able to exchange items for use in the game's campaign, as well as unlock new monsters and levels for the co-operative Raid mode (thanks, Nintendo Life).

Revelations players can collect helpful in-game items when passing other 3DS owners of the game. These bits and pieces can then be dropped into the game's story mode by selecting a parachute icon.

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Resident Evil: Revelations demo announced

Resident Evil: Revelations demo announced

3DS taster confirmed for Europe.

A demo for forthcoming 3DS survival horror Resident Evil: Revelations is on its way, publisher Capcom has announced.

The sampler has already been made available in Japan, but Capcom USA VP Christian Svensson has now confirmed it's coming to Europe and the US too.

Speaking in a forum post on the Capcom Unity blog, Svensson wouldn't confirm a date, though seeing as the game is due on shelves from 27th January, it can't be far off.

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3DS Circle Pad Pro thumbstick release date

3DS Circle Pad Pro thumbstick release date

Bundled with Resident Evil: Revelations in January.

Nintendo will release the 3DS Circle Pad Pro attachment, which adds an extra thumbstick to the handheld, alongside Resident Evil: Revelations on 27th January.

Revelations, the first game to launch in Europe that supports the add-on, will come bundled with the Circle Pad Pro.

Gamers will also be able to buy and play Revelations without the optional device.

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Circle Pad Pro confirmed as 3DS thumbstick add-on name

Circle Pad Pro confirmed as 3DS thumbstick add-on name

"The right way to play Resident Evil" says Capcom.

The 3DS thumbstick add-on is known as the Circle Pad Pro in the West, Capcom has revealed.

The name was mentioned by Resident Evil: Revelations assistant producer Tsukasa Takenaka at a recent Capcom preview event attended by Eurogamer. It also appears in the upcoming game's options menu screen, seen by Eurogamer.

In the horror action game, if you have the Circle Pad Pro, you're able to adjust the settings to select the "Type D" controller layout. This, Takenaka said, lends the game a third-person shooter feel. There is also an option to calibrate the Circle Pad Pro.

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Resident Evil: Revelations unveils co-op Raid Mode

Resident Evil: Revelations unveils co-op Raid Mode

Plus: you can reset your game save data.

Capcom has unveiled Resident Evil: Revelations' Raid Mode, its single-player or two-player co-op experience.

In Raid Mode you play as Jill Valentine or Chris Redfield, and attack enemies to earn points that can be used to upgrade your character and weapons.

Raid Mode is playable over local Wi-fi or the internet, with levels lifted from the single-player experience. Enemies have levels and health bars appear above them. At the end of each mission the player receives a rank based on their performance. Loot is also given to the player.

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Resident Evil: Revelations release date

Resident Evil: Revelations release date

January launch for new 3DS adventure.

Resident Evil: Revelations staggers onto 3DS on 27th January 2012, Nintendo has announced.

The platform holder will be handling sales, marketing and distribution of the game in Europe, though Capcom will still get a publisher credit.

The first all-new Resi adventure since 2009's opinion-splitting Resident Evil 5, Revelations promises a return to the series' scare-orientated haunted house roots.

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New Resident Evil: Retribution details

New Resident Evil: Retribution details

Anderson directing. Jill "being recast".

Paul W.S. Anderson will direct the next Resident Evil movie, according to a new report.

Anderson, who directed gargantuan hit Resident Evil: Afterlife, will direct from his own script, according to Bloody Disgusting.

The website understands that Sienna Guillory, who played Jill Valentine in the last movie, is being recast.

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Resident Evil's in danger of spreading itself a little thin. In between this year's double-header of The Mercenaries 3D and Operation Raccoon City, it's easy to pine for a true, dyed-in-the-wool Resident Evil game – one that acknowledges that the shooting was once a sideshow, and that returns to the series' survival horror roots.