Resident Evil: Revelations 2 detailed in-depth by magazine feature
According to a story feature in the November issue of GamesMaster Magazine, gamers can expect to play as Claire Redfield, as well as Barry Burton’s daughter, Moira, in the upcoming game, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (among many other details).
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Details
Claire Redfield’s role in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is more combat and action-oriented, while Moira lends herself more to the support side of things. The game will be playable as both a single-player or cooperative campaign.
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will take place in a detention facility set on an abandoned island. There will be a new enemy type called “The Afflicted” which require a different approach than the traditional Resident Evil zombies.
The game’s timeline is set in between Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6.
In contrast to Resident Evil 6, and similar to the original Revelations, Resident Evil: Revelations 2‘s gameplay focus seems to be more on actual survival horror, rather than “survival action.”
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is set to release Q1 2015 for the Xbox 360. Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC.
The game will run at 1080p/60 FPS on PC and current-generation consoles.
You can find the full list of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 details below.
The following is courtesy of PushStartPlay:
- Claire Redfield will return as the playable lead and it is said that “In the time since we last saw her (Claire), she’s grown to be a seasoned veteran.”
- Claire will be joined throughout the campaign with Moira Burton, daughter of the legendary Barry Burton.
- The campaign will be playable in co-op or single-player.
- When playing as Claire, her style will be more combat focused. Whereas Moira will be supplying Claire with health herbs, provided the flashlight and general support.
- Claire will be the only player death that will result in a Game Over, one of Moira’s key roles will be to help keep Claire alive (though Claire can obviously heal herself).
- The story will take place on an abandoned island detention facility.
- The campaign will begin with Claire and Moira awakening after being abducted.
- The events will take place between the events of Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6.
- Gameplay will be much more Survival Horror orientated (much like the first Resident Evil: Revelations), bringing the series back to its roots with less over the top action, unlike Resident Evil 5 and 6.
- Fan feedback has played a part in the development of Resident Evil: Revelations 2. Producer Okabe said that “The project has been finding the line between listening to fan feedback and also doing something different to confound expectations.”
- Okabe also said that “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.” He also added that “Achieving that lofty goal by bringing together past and future will make this an itchy-tasty prospect indeed.”
- Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will feature a new “Afflicted” enemy type, which “may look like zombies, but are in fact something quite different.”
- The Afflicted enemy will be both fast and able to deal heavy damage to the player. It is also said that they will force the player to decide whether to take them head-on, sneak up using stealth and applying a take-down or the player can run for the hills and “preserve ammo”.
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