In a move that will surprise exactly no one, Capcom announced today the release of Resident Evil: Revelations for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii U, currently set for May 21st in the United States and May 24th in Europe. The game was prematurely revealed this fall by the South Korean games rating board, but Capcom hadn’t formally announced anything until now.
Originally released just less than a year ago, Resident Evil: Revelations hit the Nintendo 3DS to largely positive reviews, still sporting an 82 rating on MetaCritic, making it a far cry from the much more recent Resident Evil 6. As disappointed as critics (like me) were with Resident Evil 6, many were equally surprised by Revelations‘ impressively solid gameplay and story.
When the 3DS original makes the jump to bigger screens, along with it will come an HD facelift with improved lighting and sound, as well as additions to both the main game and the cooperative Raid mode. Console-specific features haven’t been announced yet, so there’s no word on what the game will do with the Wii U’s second screen.
I personally hadn’t picked up a 3DS because I don’t like 3D and do very little handheld gaming. As a fan of Resident Evil who felt burned by Resident Evil 6, I’m looking forward to seeing how this much better received game fares on consoles this spring.