Resident Evil: Revelations is a survival horror game developed by Capcom and was originally released back in 2012 on the Nintendo 3DS. In terms of story, Resident Evil: Revelations sits in between the events of Resident Evil 4 & 5. Resident Evil: Revelations sees the return of series regulars, Chris Redfield & Jill Valentine with players having to stop a Bio-Terror organisation from infecting the Earth’s oceans with a new form of T-Virus.
Before I start this review I would like to note that this version of RE: Revelations is not a port of the 3DS version however it is the same version as RE: Revelations HD that was released in 2013 on the Xbox 360.
Much like the original source material for the franchise, Resident Evil wont ever seem to die. To be fair with that ability to reinvent and reinvigorate the series it seems to be one of the few franchises that genuinely surprises people. When looking back at the surprises though it has been known to swing from outstandingly brilliant to shockingly disgusting. When Resident Evil 7: Biohazzard released earlier in 2017, the game was something that appeared out of nowhere and caught people off guard as the series returned to its survival horror roots. The camera angle for the game moved once again from over the shoulder 3rd person to 1st person, this allows you no barrier between you and the horrors that you encounter; now you truly are on the front line.
1996 and I hadn't long had my Playstation, in fact this may well have been one of the first ever games for it I had. Yep, it's been 19 years since Shinji Mikami's original survival horror masterpiece and personally, even with this remake of the 2002 Gamecube, it's not a game that's sadly aged well.
Capcom have dropped the bombshell that Resident Evil is to be released digitally early next year on the Xbox One and the Xbox 360. Originally released in 1996, then 'remade' in 2002, the series has gone on to sell in excess of 61 million units to date. This remastered version of the original is sure to sell well with those who have yet to sample the delight which is Resident Evil and even those fans of the series looking for a trip down memory lane.