By Tom Tolios / February 19th, 2015
Capcom has released a new trailer for Resident Evil Revelations 2. While the video is somewhat short, clocking in at 1:53, it makes good use of the time as some relevant details are unveiled.
The four protagonists are prominently featured in the trailer. Returning survival horror veterans Barry Burton and Claire Redfield are joined by newcomers Natalia Korda and Moira Burton. What we know about the story so far from previous released details is that Claire Redfield and Moira Burton (Barry’s estranged daughter) are attending a work related social function when special forces agents of an unknown faction storm the banquet and take the heroines prisoner. Shortly thereafter, they are forced to survive the perils of the monster-infested ruins of an abandoned prison on an island of undisclosed location. They’ve both been fitted with electronic bracelets that glow red or green alternately, and this is clearly an experiment of some kind initiated by their captor, a mysterious enemy who wishes to test them for his or her own devious purposes (hint: it’s probably bioterrorism.)
Meanwhile, Barry Burton and Natalia Korda are travelling to the same island to rescue their allies before they become Claire and Moira sandwiches. Little has been revealed about Natalia at this point except that she possesses latent psychic abilities and will aid Barry by helping him locate hidden threats and unlock various item chests and caches that he can’t get into on his own. All these years have passed and he still hasn’t learned how to use a lockpick. Natalia will also be able to use her psychic abilities to use random bricks as projectiles or to crush monsters.
As the trailer unfolds, we get a smattering of dramatic dialogue and displayed ominous messages, as well as a glimpse of the action. Perhaps the most curious parts of the trailer are the potential reveals of the villains. One of them is only shown from behind, is likely female and has long blond hair pulled forward over one shoulder. Even more compelling, later in the trailer, is a faded picture of a clean-cut blonde man with dark sunglasses who bears a striking resemblance to Albert Wesker, after which we see Natalia smile. Could there be a connection between the main antagonist of the Resident Evil series and the young Ms. Korda? Only time will tell.
Near the end of the preview, the release schedule and pricing scheme for the episodes is shown. Each of the episodes will be $5.99 (US) on PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and Steam, and will be available in four weekly consecutive installments.
- Episode 1: Penal Colony (release date-2/24/15)
- Episode 2: Contemplation (release date-3/3/15)
- Episode 3: Judgement (release date-3/10/15)
- Episode 4: Metamorphosis (release date-3/17/15)
Fans that would prefer to have a physical copy of the game can wait until March 17th, 2015, and while it will be more expensive at $39.99 than purchasing the individual chapters, Capcom is promising additional content on the disc, although this bonus material has yet to be revealed. People that purchase the season pass for the game via digital marketplaces will gain access to all four episodes as they are released and some extra stages for the returning RAID mode, which first debuted in Resident Evil: Revelations. The extra stages are reported to be throwbacks to earlier games in the series. The game will be available for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PS Vita and Windows.
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