‘Resident Evil: Revelations 2′ Teaser & ‘Resident Evil’ Remake Trailer Released

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Resident Evil 6 and Operation Raccoon City may not have received the best response from reviewers and fans of the series, but a franchise based around zombies was never going to stay down for long. Sure enough, 2015 will welcome two new (well, one new) titles to the family: a re-remastered version of the original Resident Evil for current and last-gen consoles, and the rumored sequel Resident Evil: Revelations 2, which has now been confirmed by Capcom after box art leaked last month.

A concept teaser for Resident Evil Revelations 2 has been released alongside the announcement of the game. There’s no gameplay and very little in the way of plot hints, but it’s an interesting and quite creative teaser that definitely sets the right kind of mood. Capcom has stated that Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will release in early 2015 for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. There is no mention of a Wii U release for either of the upcoming titles, and it looks like Resident Evil may be joining Call of Duty on the list of franchises that are leaving Nintendo’s console behind.

According to IGN, Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will not revolve around Resident Evil regulars Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, but beyond that the plot is unknown. Fans of Chris and Jill can instead look forward to the Resident Evil remake, which now has a trailer to show off the console version’s graphics (and remind people of the story, of course).

Survival horror fans have been given reason to be suspicious of HD remakes, most notably with the much-lambasted Silent Hill HD Collection. Resident Evil: Revelations itself received a PC and console port that many were less than impressed by. Hopefully this new version of Resident Evil will prove to at least be a competent remake that allows the newest generation of gamers to experience a survival horror classic on current consoles.

The survival horror genre has seen a resurgence on the indie scene in recent years, with the popularity of games like Outlast, Slender and recent Let’s Play sensation Five Nights at Freddy’s proving that there’s definitely still a market for games where ammo is scarce (or even non-existent) and the game world is a scary, hostile place. The Resident Evil series has taken plenty of different approaches to gameplay over the course of its many, many titles, but Resident Evil: Revelations saw a return to the exploration- and puzzle-based mechanics of the original games. A lot of fans would probably be happy to see the sequel follow the same pattern.

Do Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and the HD remastered edition of Resident Evil look like they’ll be joining your collection next year? Tell us in the comments what you thought of these two trailers.

Resident Evil Relevations 2 and Resident Evil HD will be released in 2015 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

TAGS: Capcom, Resident Evil, Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil: Revelations, Resident Evil: Revelations 2

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  1. this is gonna be important for the RE fans in how capcom is gonna treat this franchise in the future so this needs to sell well. never played a RE game but ive heard all about it how they changed their game from a claustrophobic survival horror game to an over the top action game.

    this is one series ive always wanted to play but couldnt because i didnt have the games. i never start on a series without starting from the start. so i guess i can start now.

    • The first three were really good, then I lost interest. I’m glad to see the franchise going back to its roots.

      • RE 4 / Bio Hazard 4 was the last Horror game in the series ( or maybe it was the creepy atmosphere )

  2. This really seems like Capcom is gauging what the fans want. “So Resident Evil 6 sold more than any other game in the series but everyone hated it? Alright, let’s see how some more old school games do.” This could be another turning point in the series. Capcom isn’t exactly renowned for listening to fans or having their best interest at heart but this could be something.

    • i think capcom really listen well to their street fighter fans. all you see is jokes about capcom making dlc for SSF4 but you go on forums and websites for the fans (FGC) and its nothing but excitement. they might even do another update apparently which i would really be happy about.

      capcom lost their megaman, DMC, RE, limited their MH fans and ruined lost planet too. all they have left is street fighter XD.

  3. I just bought RE: Revelations last week and beat it last night(last boss took me forever and pissed me off, but pretty great game!).

    I’m not a “true” RE fan because I started with 4. I downloaded Code Veronica X for 360 but was not good at all at it. I’m so excited to experience the first game with the new remake. I love the action of the newer games, but I even feel 6 had a weird feel to it.

    Capcom, you’ve made a few missteps(we all have), I still support you. Listen to all your fans, and deliver us this the best game you can.

    With the REvelations 2 trailer featuring TerraSave, do you think we’ll see Claire??(I hope so!)

    If you guys want to hear some good RE fan talk, look up residentevil9888 on youtube. These guys are huge fans and support everything Resident Evil with a good outlook.

    See you guys on the RE playground!

  4. @ creep. I started with RE4, but appreciate the originals. I agree 4 was rather scary (atmosphere at least.) The thing I love most about RE is the characters and overall story.

    To be honest I can’t honestly say I’m a survival horror fan. That being said, I would love for RE to go back to it’s roots. Hope we get some RE7 news soon!

  5. Game Rant, thanks for the awesome coverage. I love the black layout, but can we get a reply option?

    Anyways, thanks Hannah(even though you don’t understand Star Wars :P) for the great article, keep up the great work!

    • What do you mean by a reply option? You can reply to specific comments.

  6. I’m really glad to see that we are finally getting a HD version of the Gamecube RE remake. (I can’t wait to hear everyone moaning about the tank like controls when it comes out – lol!)

    The Gamecube remake was such a great version. I grew up playing the original PSone titles and to this day still love playing RE 1-3 on the Vita. They managed to nail the atmosphere of the original on the remake giving us plenty of new surprises while also stirring up plenty of nostalgia and familiarity. It was one of the games that really showed what a graphical powerhouse the GC was compared to the PS2 and Xbox.

    I have always been a bit of a RE apologist and am one of the small handful of people that actually really enjoyed RE5, but even I struggled with RE6.

    Here’s hoping that Capcom finally manage to find some of the old magic again.

  7. I played Revelations on 3DS and enjoyed it a lot; it brought back the claustrophobic atmosphere while retaining the over-the-shoulder aiming style from RE4/5 (which I prefer to the irksome locked camera angles of the early RE games). I played a little of the 360 port too, which I also enjoyed since it’s essentially the same game, but I have to wonder, did the console port sell so many more copies than the 3DS original that the sequel won’t be coming to 3DS at all?

  8. Personally I would have liked a new engine and different gameplay mechanics. Not like RE 4-6 though, but not the clunky controls of the old. We all know we need to shoot zombies in the head but the old games only allow instant kill headshots with shotguns. I’d like the option to headshot kill with pistols and rifles. Of course they’d have to limit ammo and bring in more Melee weapon options, but that’s one pet peeve of the old games for mine. And despite being zombies and being “supposed” to only die with headshots, they can die from enough chest shots too. I’d like zombies that only die from brain destruction regardless of all other damage they recieve. They should be able to be blown to pieces and still be coming at you with just a torso and one arm, or be just a head that’s still biting. In the old games it’s like “They only die from a headshot, so I’ll pump my whole clip into their chest until they go down that way!”

  9. Well i hope the two original like chris and jill have a happy ending coz they been fighting for a long time in the story specially jill went through everything shes been use by wesker and after re5 they dont tell what happen to her i hope capcom retell what happen to its kinida weird jill valentine disappearance in is quietly dissapointing to the fans and if theres a re7 we hope it would be the last of their story coz is getting endless

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