In a press release this morning, Capcom surprised us with the announcement of ports of its fairly popular title, Resident Evil Revelations. While the main announcement was focused on bringing the originally 3DS exclusive to the Xbox One and PS4; the real news was that both Revelations 1 and 2 are headed to the Nintendo Switch!
Until now, there has been little to no word on exactly what Capcom had planned for the hybrid system (outside of a new Street Fighter II port) so this announcement fairs well for fans who want to enjoy Capcom’s game experiences on the go as well as in their homes. As for the changes in this version, there weren’t many to speak of that were not present in the PC port.
“This new version features a smoother 1920×1080 resolution, an improved framerate, increased environmental detail and refined creature movement, defining the best-looking version of the game to date. All previously released downloadable content is also included in the game as unlockable rewards.”
If that quote is to be taken directly at its word, it looks like all the DLC for the first title will be available as an unlock. This is a good way to handle their already established content without just having everything pop up and ruin the game from the beginning. As for the other improvements, there is apparently also a reworked raid system which was the multiplayer component of the original game.
“Take on hordes of enemies with a friend online in the returning Raid Mode, which includes “The Ghost Ship: Chaos,” a fresh take on the popular stage with more powerful weapons and ways for players to upgrade their arsenal, and remixed enemy placements for an added challenge. “
Beyond that, the price was detailed at a nice low $19.99 for the re-release…remaster? Either way, Xbox One and PS4 fans can experience the game August 29th with the Switch version of both games coming later this year. For those who haven’t experienced the “back to its roots” horror that Resident Evil Revelations has to offer, this may be the best chance to get into it and see exactl;y what all the fuss was about.
*Note: image above is from the PS4/Xbox One versions. The Switch version has not released any in game screenshots as of yet.
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