CAPCOM confirms Resident Evil Revelations release date and pre-order special

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Capcom confirmed that Resident Evil Revelations will release in North America for Nintendo 3DS on February 7, 2012. Revealing a brand new storyline, characters and locations for the Resident Evil series, Resident Evil Revelations delivers an exceptional survival horror experience in stunning 3D graphics.

Beginning today, North American retailer GameStop will begin offering an incentive for consumers who pre-order Resident Evil Revelations. A unique Resident Evil Revelations 3DS case with an image that changes in the sunlight will be available when consumers pick up their retail copies of the game.

Set between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, the all new episodic narrative sees fan favorite characters Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield paired with new BSAA members Parker Luciani and Jessica Sherawat on their search to discover the truth about the Veltro terrorist organization and the T-Abyss virus outbreak.

Players will need to make use of the unique Nintendo 3DS touch screen to solve puzzles and switch between weapons as they try to survive the horror that awaits them around every corner. Environments will need to be scanned with the Genesis Scanner to reveal hidden items and identify enemies.

With more characters, brand new enemies and conspiracies still to be unveiled Resident Evil Revelations promises an authentic Resident Evil experience when it launches on Nintendo 3DS in February.

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