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No co-op for Resident Evil: Revelations

Capcom confirms it's single-player only.

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Upcoming Nintendo 3DS game Resident Evil: Revelations is a single-player only experience, Capcom has confirmed.

At E3 last week Capcom announced new playable character Parker Luciani, a Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member who fights alongside series favourite Jill Valentine.

The announcement sparked speculation that the game would feature co-op play using the Nintendo 3DS Wi-fi connection feature.

This is not the case.

"You can see the game is very focused on that horror atmosphere, so it's not made for co-op play," Resident Evil producer Masachika Kawata told Eurogamer.

"We're focusing on the single-player this time."

Revelations, which has exactly the same control set-up as next month's Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D, is set between Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5.

It is seen as a return to the series' survival horror roots – a fact Capcom hopes will lead some new Resident Evil players to seek out the first three games in the illustrious zombie kill-em-up.

"It's a full Resident Evil story. Just because it's on a portable doesn't mean we've shrunk the scope of that or anything," Kawata insisted.

"Probably my biggest goal was to get back to that survival horror feeling the Resident Evil series has been known for for so long. I wanted to bring that out on the 3DS and maybe even show newer fans of the series, who are maybe only familiar with the more action-focused recent Resident Evils, how much fun this new survival horror Resident Evil is.

"Maybe by doing that they'll take a look at some of the older ones."

Capcom is yet to announce the game's SpotPass and StreetPass features.

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