With the release of Resident Evil 5, longtime fans of the franchise began to suspect that the series had abandoned its survival horror roots in favor of straightforward action and adventure. Those fears were all but confirmed when Capcom followed up in 2012 with their online multiplayer shooter Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City.
While the sixth installment of the series appeared to be a small step in the right direction, many players instead turned their attention to a game developed earlier that year for the Nintendo 3DS. Resident Evil: Revelations finally recreated the claustrophobic horror that fans had been craving and eventually became a hit among critics and fans alike.
Demand for the title quickly led to a high definition release among all major video game systems the following year. And now Capcom has officially announced that an upcoming sequel should be available via both digital download and physical disc in early 2015!
Claire Redfield is one of the few people known to have survived the destruction of Raccoon City in 1998. It was her first time to witness the effects bioweapons can have on people. Following the incident she joined a non-government organization dedicated to helping victims of biological and chemical weapons. The organization is known as Terra Save.
In 2011 the headquarters of the NGO is attacked by unknown assailants. Claire and her co-workers, including its latest member Moira Burton, are kidnapped and taken to a deserted island. Claire and Moira wake up in prison cells on this island. Before they can even figure out where they are or what’s going on, they see one of their co-workers ripped to shreds by some kind of monster.
Will they be able to escape from the horrors that surround them, or will they meet their end on this island of horrors?
Following in the footsteps of successful titles like The Walking Dead from TellTale Games, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will receive four individual, episodic releases available for immediate download on all platforms. Of course, a full season pass and complete disc version featuring additional content will also be available at a later date.
But for now, take a look at the brand new trailer that we’ve embedded below. And be sure to visit the official website for even more information including details on the remastered edition of the original Resident Evil plus all of the latest news, photos, trailers and more!