At one point in time, Resident Evil was at the top of the mountain (so to speak) when it came to survival horror, but since then the franchise’s popularity has wavered considerably. After Resident Evil 4, the series that once was the name in the genre soon became more known for having turned its back on survival horror.
Still, fans hold out hope that each subsequent RE game will bring the franchise back. Next up to try its hand at that task is Resident Evil: Revelations 2, a follow-up to the 3DS exclusive game from Capcom.
Although we know very little about Resident Evil: Revelations 2 that will change in the coming month, as the sequel has found a spot on Game Informer’s cover. The publication promises plenty of exclusive looks at the game, and interviews with its developers. But before they begin that, GI has a teaser trailer which readers can check out below.
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 may have shed its handheld identity, but the folks behind the game seem to strongly believe that the sequel is a return to form for the franchise. By that they mean the game once again puts the focus on survival horror.
They’ve once again put franchise favorite Claire Redfield at the center of the story, alongside Barry Burton’s daughter Moira. Claire’s brother Chris was a primary player in the first Revelations, which jumped between several characters, but now his sister takes on a leading role once again.
The GI writers also tease their early impressions of the game, saying that it’s the best the series has felt since Resident Evil 4. Bringing up Resident Evil 4 is always a risky proposition when it comes to the series, as many hold that entry in such high regard, but if true that could be reason enough for fans to be excited.
As we mention, there is plenty more Resident Evil: Revelations 2 news to look forward to throughout October so stick tuned.
What do you think of this latest Resident Evil: Revelations 2 footage? What do you hope to learn about the game in the coming month?
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 releases in early 2015 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
Source: Game Informer