Resident Evil Revelations is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this fall, Capcom announced. The publisher confirmed it will release both physical and digital editions of the game across North America and Europe.
Resident Evil Revelations was originally a Nintendo 3DS title, first released in January 2012. Capcom then created an HD version of the game when it was ported to PC, PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360 in 2013. Now, gamers can likely expect another visual upgrade as the horror title moves to its 6th and 7th platforms.
Resident Evil Revelations is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One physical and digital (NA and EU) Fall 2017! More information coming soon. pic.twitter.com/RnhFbk3xvE— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) March 13, 2017
Resident Evil Revelations takes place in between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5 with franchise veterans Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield taking the lead. The game's original 3DS version was warmly received by most critics due to its unique use of the 3DS controls and tech but the 2013 HD ports received more middling reviews.
In addition to the visual upgrade, the HD ports also added improved lighting, a new difficulty mode, and new playable characters so one would imagine that Capcom might have a couple more additions up its sleeve for the PS4 and Xbox One ports this fall. We're just speculating but support for 4K or HDR on the PlayStation 4 Pro or Project Scorpio would be a nice touch.
Strangely, this game will arrive on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One after its sequel, Resident Evil Revelations 2, skipped the 3DS and came out on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 in 2015. However, the move makes sense considering Revelations 2 wasn't as well received as its predecessor.
If we had to speculate as to why Capcom is making this move now, it might have something to do with Resident Evil 7 reinvigorating the franchise earlier this year. Not long ago the franchise was struggling to stay in fans' good graces, but now Resident Evil is at a new high.
Resident Evil Revelations releases for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this fall.