Capcom’s crusade of getting “all games on all platforms” continues with the two sequels of Revelations. The games have been out for a while now, but they had a somewhat complicated publishing history.
The first game came out for 3DS in 2012, moved over to PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and even Wii U in 2013, and it will be released for PS4 and Xbox One and (as of today) Switch. Revelations 2 already came out for the previous console generation, as well as PS4 and Xbox One, and is now set to join the ranks of Switch later in 2017.
The games are considered somewhat “old-school” Resident Evil games, especially if we take into consideration that Resident Evil 7 was a first person game, obviously inspired by the changes in the horror genre, hailing back to Amnesia and Outlast. Revelations offered gameplay that tried to focus more on slow build of the atmosphere, survival, exploration, but also evasion. The lack of ammunition, health and a reduced running speed has also affected the idea of these games being more inspired by the earlier titles in the series.
Revelations 2 was published in episodes, although some argued that there was no need for something like this as the episodes are not really as self-contained as, for example, those of the Hitman. Still, it did well, selling 1.6 million units, which was more than the previous game.
While the fans are expecting news on the development of Resident Evil 2’s remake, PS4 owners gained another “old-school” addition to their Capcom library a few months ago – the PS2 version of Code Veronica X.
The success of Switch seems to be affecting the amount of games being re-released on the platform – Nintendo is in the big leagues again, and it will be interesting to see what happens with third-party support when it comes to new games.