The November issue of GamesMaster Magazine has first details and screenshots on the newly announced Resident Evil: Revelations 2.
Claire Redfield, who has “grown to be a seasoned woman” since we last saw her, will return as the playable lead. She is joined by Moira Burton, the daughter of Barry Burton. The main campaign can be played in both single-player or co-op.
Claire has a more combat-focused style of gameplay, whereas Moira has more of a support role, providing Claire with herbs and light. Her key role is to keep Claire alive (Claire can heal herself, as well). That said, the game only results in a “Game Over” when Claire dies.
The game is set at a detention facility on an abandoned island. It begins when Claire and Moira wake up after being abducted. The events themselves take place sometime between Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6.
Like the first Resident Evil: Revelations, gameplay is much more survival horror-oriented, and less action-based.
A new enemy type, the “Afflicted,” will also be introduced. These may look like zombies, but they’re actually “something quite different.” They’re both fast and can deal heavy damage to the player. They can also force the player to take them head-on, sneak up using stealth, or run away to preserve ammo.
According to producer Michiteru Okabe, fan feedback has played an important part in the game’s development.
“The project has been finding the line between listening to fan feedback and also doing something different to confound expectations,” Michiteru told GamesMaster.
“I want this to be both a game that doesn’t lose what made its predecessor great, while also bringing something new and exciting to the Resident Evil series.
“Achieving that lofty goal by bringing together past and future will make this an itchy-tasty prospect indeed.”
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will run in 1080p at 60 frames per second on current-gen and PC, according to the magazine. The game is due out in early 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.
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