Capcom today announced that Resident Evil Revelations is now available for Nintendo 3DS in North America. Featuring tension building gameplay and limited ammunition supplies, the terror is intense as a menacing new horror takes the fight above and below water on the supposedly abandoned Queen Zenobia cruise ship. Episodic gameplay moves between the hallways of the Queen Zenobia, snow-covered mountaintops, and the floating city of Terragrigia in a story seen through the perspective of four playable characters. Built from the ground up specifically for Nintendo 3DS, Resident Evil Revelations brings the fear to life using the MT Framework Mobile engine to deliver astounding visuals rendered in three dimensions.
In an all-new storyline that takes place between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, Resident Evil Revelations follows branching stories of franchise favorite characters Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield. Chris has disappeared and it’s up to Jill, along with her new partner Parker Luciani, to track down his whereabouts. Their only clue leads them to an abandoned cruise ship in the Mediterranean. Far from being empty, the vessel hides danger around every corner as Jill and Parker explore the confined spaces of the ship, facing frightening horrors that emerge from the darkness. For the first time in the franchise, players will venture underwater in an effort to escape the terrifying creatures roaming the ship. Full of conspiracies and plot twists, Resident Evil Revelations is told in the style of a TV drama as players work to discover the location of Chris Redfield, the source of the T-Virus, and the intentions of a mysterious terrorist organization, Veltro.
Along with the new characters and setting, Resident Evil Revelations debuts a new piece of equipment, the Genesis Scanner. This innovative device allows players to scan the environments and enemy remains to find hidden objects, uncover secrets, and earn additional health benefits. Found objects include customizable weapon parts which tailor weapons to the taste of the player via the in-game workbenches. Customizations range from simple increases in ammunition capacity to affecting the strength of a player’s weapon relative to their health.
Raid Mode, new to the Resident Evil series, offers a different kind of experience separate from the main campaign. Players compete in a variety of time-based missions either solo or cooperatively via online or local play. Players earn points by attacking enemies and select from a range of upgrades to improve their weapon’s performance. New missions, additional ammunition, and custom parts can be earned via the StreetPass feature on the Nintendo 3DS system.
Resident Evil Revelations also supports the Circle Pad Pro peripheral from Nintendo. Adding an additional directional pad and two shoulder buttons, the Circle Pad Pro takes the Resident Evil Revelations experience to the next level.
Resident Evil Revelations is available for Nintendo 3DS at an MSRP of $39.99 with a rating of “M for Mature”.