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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is bringing back the horror from the original series. We have gameplay and screenshots from this up coming survival horror revival on next gen machines.

What's Resident Evil: Revelations 2 all about?

Revelations 2 is set between the events of Resident Evil 5 and 6. In 2011, Claire Redfield is in attendance at a party at the quarters for non-government organization TerraSave, where she also finds newest member and long-time friend, Moira Burton, daughter of Barry Burton. Unbeknownst to Claire, however, she is being watched and soon after, a group of masked militants infiltrate the place, taking the attendants hostage. Claire and Moira are injected by the mysterious attackers and abducted with other TerraSave members.

When Claire and Moira awake, they find themselves in an abandoned prison, in individual cells across from each other. Furthermore, strange bracelets have been attached to their wrists, contraptions that they later discover are used by a watching party to measure the wearer's degree of fear. The cell doors open on their own, allowing Claire and Moira to attempt to make their escape. However, they find themselves in for a true trial as their captor notifies them that they are now participating in a study and experiment on human survival.

The Gameplay takes fans back to the true horror of old

For Resident Evil: Revelations 2, an identical camera view and style was adopted from that of its predecessor, Resident Evil: Revelations. Much like Revelations, the sequel bears a stronger tone to the concept of survival horror than titles such as Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6, which Capcom admitted erred on the side of action very strongly. Elements of ammunition management as well as stealth or sneaking come into play in terms of Revelation 2's gameplay.

Though little specifics are known at present, Moira has been revealed to be a playable protagonist in Resident Evil: Revelations 2, alongside Claire Redfield. Whereas Claire acts as the primary combatant in charge of the weapons, Moira fills in the support role. Not many details have been filled in, but Moira's primary strength comes in the form of her flashlight, which she finds on the island with the knife Claire uses.

With the use of the flashlight, Moira will be able to blind and stun the Afflicted that are attacking them on the prison island. Furthermore, the flashlight can be used to light up areas that Claire cannot see through her own eyesight. This will help find items or unlock secrets that could otherwise go missed. Aside from the use of this flashlight, however, Moira will not participate in combat.

Moira will also be able to find and utilize a crowbar. With this, Moira can pry off some small boards that are covering doors, creating new passages for her and Claire to go through. She is also able to incapacitate enemies when hit from behind with the crowbar, as well as perform a finishing move on a downed enemy with it.

Inventory menu returns in Revelations 2 with Claire and Moira having different inventories. While Claire comes with ten open slots, Moira only has five. It is currently unknown if weapons, ammunition, or key items take up item slots, and if actual item management will be necessary.

The Undead

A new type of enemy appears in the form of the Afflicted. Described as being very violent, the Afflicted attack the player viciously on sight. Their bodies are heavily modified and mutilated and like the Ganado of Resident Evil 4 and other later enemies. The Afflicted are capable of using weapons such as axes, wrenches, and saws.

The Afflicted, will be the game's main enemy. "They may look like zombies, but are in fact something quite different," producer Michiteru Okabe said. You'll have to gamble taking them on up close against keeping your distance and picking them off from afar - or simply avoiding them altogether.

"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. Achieving that lofty goal by bringing together past and future will make this an itchy-tasty prospect indeed."

Resident Evil is back and we couldn't be happier. The Resident evil series has been waiting a good few years now for this original horror shake up. Come on all you Resie Fans, get commenting on what you want from this new Resident Evil

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC in early 2015.


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