According to the Korean Game Rating Board, the recent 3DS-exclusive survival horror game ‘Resident Evil: Revelations’ is soon to be released for big-kid consoles such as the PS3 and Xbox360.
Over the past two years, many of the original Resident Evil titles were ported to Xbox LIVE and PSN. RE4, Resident Evil Code: Veronica, and Resident Evil: Chronicles HD (PS3 Exclusive) all show Capcom’s newfound interest in the aging consoles. While Resident Evil Revelations was originally a 3DS exclusive title, its relative success may be what triggered Capcom’s decision to port it to mainstay consoles PS3 and Xbox360.
Of course, Capcom may have been planning a port all along, with 3DS exclusivity just a temporary deal made behind-the-scenes with Capcom. However, Capcom certainly have an added incentive to cash in on the more popular of their titles due to the critical failure of Resident Evil 6, which, while being a main title in the series, failed to live up to the success of even the 3DS offshoot RE: Revelations.
RE: Revelations was released for 3DS at the beginning of the year and takes place on an abandoned ship. You play as long-running protagonist Jill Valentine and the game offers a more ‘classic’ feel of being trapped in isolation with limited ammunition, just like the original titles on PlayStation. Resident Evil has started to veer away from this formula ever since RE 4, and long time fans were glad to see a return to the roots of the series.
Despite its appearance on the 3DS, the game featured impressive graphics and a new form of gameplay in “Raid Mode” which let players cooperate together to fight waves of enemies. One infamous flaw of the game though was its packaging, which misspelled the title as “Resident Evil: Revelaitons”.
As long as Capcom is able to make a decent port, the title should receive a lot more praise than the ill fated Resident Evil 6. Let’s just hope Capcom remembers how to spell this time. Judging from the GRB site though (which spells it “REVELEATIONS”), maybe that’s hoping for too much.