Although the first Resident Evil: Revelations wasn’t a breakout hit for the franchise, it was the best the series has looked and played (arguably) since RE 4. So, it is for that very reason that fans are greatly anticipating the release of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 on current-gen, last-gen, and PC.
Since Resident Evil: Revelations 2‘s unveiling, Capcom has kept firm details to a minimum. We know that, as part of Game Informer’s cover story, the title will become more and more clear as the month goes on, but the more pressing stuff is still a mystery. Namely we don’t know when the game is actually supposed to release.
Obviously that announcement comes down to Capcom‘s marketing team, but right now it seems fairly likely that the game will hit store shelves some time in February. That’s if a recent PlayStation Store listing is to be believed.
According to the listing, the game is “expected to be available in 125 days on February 17.” That seems as good a time as any to launch a new game, especially if it’s not coming in the fall.
Capcom was quick to point out, though, that the February 17 is just a placeholder, a worthy cover story if we’ve ever heard one. According to them the “true date is still unconfirmed.”
What makes the whole situation unique is that Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is built as an episodic series split into four pieces. So while February 17 might be the game’s release date that is likely only for the first episode. In other words, there’s a lot of planning necessary on Capcom’s part to determine what 4-week period best suits their game.
Which makes February a tough proposition for the game, as the month is already plenty packed with big releases like The Order: 1886, Evolve, Dying Light, and Bloodborne. Those last two games are particularly significant because they are vying for a similar horror enthusiast demographic.
So for now it’s best to take this rumored release date with a grain of salt, until Capcom says otherwise. It’s exciting to know the game might be coming sooner rather than later, but Capcom would be wise to consider when the game releases.
And although it won’t be featured in Revelations 2, Producer Michiteru Okabe tells Game Informer that he’s excited about the prospect of VR. In his mind VR “makes a special kind of sense for horror games where immersion is more important than perhaps in other genres.” Obviously, the Oculus Rift would need to have its own release date before Resident Evil might ever support the headset, but it sounds like Capcom isn’t adverse to the idea. Could that mean Resident Evil will go first person in the future?
When would you like to see Resident Evil: Revelations 2 release? Do you think a VR Resident Evil game would work?