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Resident Evil Revelations 2: More zombies

Any gamer worth their salt will have heard about Resident Evil at some point during their gaming sessions even if they don’t have a system to play the games. The franchise has been ingrained in the fabric of gaming since it fearfully sprang to live in 1996, and to name all the titles that have been released in the franchise’s history could take a while.

So it really doesn't need much of an introduction, just maybe that the Umbrella Corporation is really evil and along the way there are hordes of zombies that naturally stop our heroes from completing their task to save the world.

And why stop now if the series is so successful?

That is exactly the question that developer Capcom must have asked themselves when they started planning the next title Resident Evil Revelations 2. The game is due for release at some point next year, and some familiar faces will be returning.

Claire Redfield, who has been the main character in a number of titles, will once again be serving as the main protagonist, while Barry Burton’s daughter Moira will be making an appearance as a supporting character. It might be a bit of sad news for die-hard Resident Evil fans, but Alyson Court has confirmed that she will not be reprising her role as Redfield in this one.

Details of the game are a little sparse at this point, but what we do know is that the events that unfold in Revelations 2 will be set between Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6. Taking a leaf from Telltale Games’ release strategy, Revelations 2 will be released as episodic snippets, much like The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us was. There are plans however to release the game in its entirety at some point after the last episode.

If you decide to hold off and buy the full disc version after the episodic release, Capcom has something special for you, as they detailed that disc version will feature additional game content exactly what that entails, only they will know at this point.

Lovers of co-op gaming will be in for a treat as well, as this will be the first title in the series to have co-operative gameplay in the campaign without online support.

While each episode’s plot and the overarching storyline hasn't been revealed just yet, Capcom did give us a bit of teaser as to what the first episode will be all about.

“The party is crashed, Claire and Moira are knocked unconscious and taken to a mysterious detention centre located on an island. They soon encounter demented, writhing enemies called Afflicted roaming the halls of this abandoned facility, and have to team up to survive. The real question is, who brought them here? And... why?”

Oooh - mystery, mayhem and crazy people, what could go wrong?

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