Resident Evil: Revelations 2 News

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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Four-year-old Resident Evil PR stunt fuels Chinese government denial

After allegations of sending cans of human meat to African supermarkets.

Eurogamer noticed an increased number of readers to a four-year-old news story today. The article was about a Capcom PR stunt promoting Resident Evil by setting up a fake butcher shop with graphic sculptures of supposedly human meat. Now, nearly four years later, it looks like those images have sparked a rumour so widespread that the Chinese government had to issue a statement.

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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Resident Evil Revelations 2 Vita release date unearthed

PlayStation Vita owners will finally be able to play Resident Evil Revelations 2 on 18th August.

The survival horror's Vita version includes all episodes of the game plus bucket-loads of bonus content in one portable package.

Revelations 2's twin bonus episodes are included as standard. These two short slices of extra action follow new characters Moira and Natalia and help flesh out their backstories.

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Resident Evil HD remaster sells 1m copies

Resident Evil HD remaster sells 1m copies

Revelations 2 gets new costumes.

Capcom has sold more than 1m copies of its recent Resident Evil HD remaster.

The game's 2015 relaunch arrived back in January for PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

This latest version of the 1996 original is a smartened up version of an earlier re-release: the remastered 2002 GameCube edition.

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New PS4 patch boosts Resi Revelations 2 performance

Digital FoundryNew PS4 patch boosts Resi Revelations 2 performance

Dramatic improvements in some scenarios, Xbox One still faster in others.

It's an unfortunate reality that modern games are rarely finished at release, with publishers relying on post-release patches more than ever. Resident Evil Revelations 2 is no exception, and with the PlayStation 4 version suffering poor performance results, a new patch seemed inevitable. Well, Capcom stepped up this week with a brand new update for the PS4 version promising performance improvements. Hopeful, we updated our copy of the game and set out to see if the title's puzzling performance issues have been sorted.

Jumping straight to the second chapter, we're joined by the loveable Barry Burton as he enters the mysterious Forest of Low Frame-Rate. Right out of the gate, the introduction cut-scene and opening areas show significant improvements, delivering a locked 60fps with the latest patch - results that are even smoother than the Xbox One version. Excited by this, we quickly scrambled through the interior of the complex towards the notorious forest sequence to see if the problem really has been solved.

Our hopes were dashed quickly as the frame-rate buckled under the pressure of copious vegetation and dynamic lighting. While there is a tangible improvement throughout the game, results in vegetation heavy areas still fall below the Xbox One version of the game. Still, we're looking at roughly 10-15 per cent improvement across the board, which is just enough to boost playability closer to the desired 60fps in most sequences - indeed, some areas now operate at a smoother frame-rate than Xbox One. The overall issues on PS4 remain the same though: areas rich in vegetation, combined with the flashlight, drop well below the 60fps target. The frame-rate no longer dips under 30fps thankfully, but it still hovers dangerously close at times.

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 PC gets a local co-op mod

Campaign only, requires gamepads to work.

There was a lot of anger over the lack of local co-op in Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PC after Capcom initially listed it as a feature on Steam, but now modder FluffyQuack, aka Sectus, has released a mod adding the feature that its developer failed to.

Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2 trailer points to future horrors

Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 2 has received its first trailer (via GamesHQMedia).

This hints at new pairings of characters like Claire and Natalia, who briefly appear in the same scene. Chances are Natalia points, Claire shoots.

Our contributing Resident Evil aficionado Rich Stanton found Resident Evil Revelations 2's opening act to be a promising start for this horror action spin-off. Not least because of its exceptional score-attack Raid mode.

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 trailer confirms Barry Burton's return

Resident Evil Revelations 2 trailer confirms Barry Burton's return

Release dates, pricing and extra characters revealed.

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.

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Watch 17 minutes of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 gameplay

Watch 17 minutes of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 gameplay

The Resident Evil game we deserve, but not the one we need right now.

Last week we took a look at Resident Evil: Revelations 2 at Tokyo Games Show and now its entire 17-minute gameplay demo has been revealed (via YouTuber R3DPlaystationFilmer).

Taken from Capcom's TGS presentation, in which a woman awkwardly wearing much less clothing than any Resident Evil character presents the demo, we see series heroine Claire Redfield pal up with her sidekick, Moira, as the pair attempts to escape a mysterious detention center.

It all looks a bit grimey and samey, cut not far from the cloth of the first Resident Evil: Revelations, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The new twist is you can switch between characters, but as with Revelations, your partner largely stays out of the fight. They don't help that much, but they don't get in your way either, nor do they waste your precious ammo.

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Capcom announces Resident Evil Revelations 2

Capcom announces Resident Evil Revelations 2

UPDATE: Revelations 2 and Resi 1 HD footage added.

UPDATE: Trailers for both Resident Evil Revelations 2 and Capcom's Resident Evil 1 HD Remake are now available - watch them below.

ORIGINAL STORY: Capcom has just announced Resident Evil Revelations 2 during Sony's pre-TGS 2014 conference.

Due out in Japan in early 2015, its unclear what relation the game will have to the first Revelations title, an enjoyable side-adventure for 3DS that was later ported to PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360.

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