Some new details for Resident Evil: Revelations 2 have come to light revealing the main characters and setting
Claire Redfield is to return as the main character in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 with Moira Burton, the daughter of Barry Burton playing a supporting role.
Details about the game have surfaced in Gamesmaster Magazine (reported by Push Start Play) from an interview with Resident Evil: Revelations 2 producer Michiteru Okabe. Set in between Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 with gameplay said to be “much more Survival Horror orientated," the game takes place on a island detention facility where Claire and Moira awake after being abducted.
The game can be played single player or co-op and only Claire's death will cause a game over. Moira acts as support for the more combat focused Claire, aiding with healing herbs and a flashlight.
Revelations 2 also brings in a new enemy called the “Afflicted” that have fast movement and heavy damage, forcing players into making the choice between taking them on directly, sneaking past them for silent takedowns or simply running away.
One of the aspects that gained praise from Resident Evil: Revelations (the game’s predecessor) was the return to the original survival horror style of earlier series entries, where you had limited ammunition and a larger gameplay focus on exploration and puzzle-solving. It appears that Revelations 2 is to follow in this vein.
“I want this to be both a game that doesn’t lose what made its predecessor great, while also bringing something new and exciting to the Resident Evil series,” said Okabe.
Coming in early 2015 Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is currently being developed for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4..