Resident Evil: Revelations 2 to Start as a Weekly Episodic Series

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The story of Resident Evil: Revelations was told using an episodic chapter format, but it wasn’t an episodic game in the traditional sense of a Telltale adventure as the game launched at retail with every chapter in place from the beginning. That won’t be the case when the sequel, Resident Evil: Revelations 2, launches early in 2015 on PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Nope, no Nintendo version this time, which is a bit of a shock considering the first game started as a 3DS exclusive and the subsequent HD console release is available on Wii U.

Revelations 2 will be a full on episodic digital download series. At least at first. Initially, the series will span four episodes to be released on a weekly basis. Each episode will cost $5.99. A Complete Season pass will be made available for $24.99, including additional content that won’t be available when purchasing individual episodes. At the end of the season, a retail disc version bundling all episodes will be released for $39.99, containing the additional content from the season pass along with even more bonus content not offered in the Complete Season digital download. Capcom has not yet elaborated on what any of this “additional game content” actually will be.

Expanding upon last week’s concept teaser reveal, more details about the game itself have been revealed. Revelations 2 will mark the return of Claire Redfield as the lead playable character, now working at an anti-bioterrorism organization called Terra Save, where she and co-star Moira Burton, the daughter of Barry Burton, will fight for survival in a detention facility located on a remote island overrun by the “Afflicted.” Instead of typical, mindless zombies, this new breed of enemy will “move quickly and attack the player with basic weapons.”

Capcom also promises a return to “classic survival horror style,” meaning limited ammo and supplies will need to be used with great care.

Additionally, during solo play the game will utilize an “Assistive” co-op system. Players will need to switch control between the two characters while the second character will function as an AI partner. Real two-player gameplay will be supported, but only in offline couch co-op.

Capcom has released the first in-game screenshots. Check ’em out in the gallery below.

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