No Resident Evil: Revelations until 2012
Capcom is really churning out the Resident Evil content. With Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D releasing for the 3DS later this year and the recent announcement that gamers would be able to play as Umbrella forces in the squad-based shooter Resident Evil: Project Raccoon City sometime this winter, fans of the popular survival horror franchise sure have a lot to look forward to. Some more news was just revealed on the Resident Evil Facebook page.
Resident Evil: Revelations (which I'm willing to bet is the 3DS Resident Evil title gamers really want) won't be showing up on the system until 2012. Cue the collective groan of disappointment. News of the game's release came with a handful of attractive concept images, which look pretty cool and, well, conceptual.
I'm not bashing The Mercenaries 3D, but I think fans of the series would rather see a story-based entry launch for the 3DS rather than a multiplayer shooter set in the Resident Evil universe. After all, Nintendo and Capcom did tease us with that awesome demo at E3 last year. In any case, it looks like we'll have to wait until next year to get our hands on Revelations.
Admittedly, The Mercenaries 3D doesn't look bad--it actually looks like an enjoyable 3DS title that will showcase the handheld's specs at the third-person shooter level. However, fans have been wanting to play a new Resident Evil game for some time now, and a collection of Mercenaries mini-games probably isn't what gamers have been hoping for. Watch out for Resident Evil: Revelations in 2012.