The gimmick Resident Evil Revelations 2 brings to the popular zombie shooting franchise is co-op in a way you’ve rarely seen in before. Most often in co-op games, the two characters will have equal footing and all the same abilities, so nobody feels like they are being left behind.
However, this new game throws out that idea by providing players with two very different character options: a seasoned fighter and a walking utility tool. Playing as Resident Evil 2 star Claire Redfield puts all the responsibility of fire-power in your hands. You get the guns, you shoot the zombies. Simple as that.
Taking control of newcomer Moira Burton puts you in charge of more remedial tasks like highlighting items and opening barricaded doors. Players who take control of her won’t be totally useless in a fight though because she’ll have her crowbar to knock away enemies. In most cases, Claire will have to rely on her to get her out of a jam, and the two will have to work together to overcome many obstacles, as highlighted in the new gameplay videos.
And yes, single player gamers will have the option to play Resident Evil Revelations 2 without the need of a friend. A simple tap of the triangle button will allow an easy switch between the two.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 will be released in early 2015, rumored to be February, for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC. It will be released in four separate episodes over the course of a month.