During our recent article regarding the announcement of the sequel to Resident Evil Revelations, we were still awaiting clarification as to who the games protagonists will be.
It has been revealed however in the latest issue of Gamesmaster that Claire Redfield, star of Resident Evil 2 and Code Veronica, will return alongside a new protagonist to the series, Barry Burton’s daughter Moira.
It is unclear at this point how Barry Burton’s daughter has found herself involved in the same line of work as her father who will primarily be remembered for his role during the original Resident Evil, but it is explained that while Claire’s years of experience mean that she serves as the games primary combat expert, while Moira will be support to Claire.
The game’s campaign follows the more recent games addition off not only single player but also co-operative play. Revelations 2 takes place between Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 on an abandoned island.
Claire and Moira are taken to a detention centre on this island after being kidnapped and will face a new type of adversary known as the Afflicted.
Long standing fans of the series and those that have perhaps tried the latest entries such as Resident Evil 5 and 6, may be reluctant about a foray in to another Resident Evil game after these entries were heavily entrenched in action rather than the slower paced, tense survival horror in which the series was founded.
Michiteru Okabe, director of Revelations 2, intends to dash naysayers with his approach that will adopt the gaming style of the early Resident Evil games.
The project has been finding the line between listening to fan feedback and also doing something different to confound expectations, 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.
The original Resident Evil: Revelations was released on the 3DS and received high praise for it’s ability to use the play style of Resident Evil 4 and 5 but engrossed the player in an atmospheric and confined environment which helped to make Revelations a real homage to the original entries of the franchise.
Here’s hoping that Okabe can stay true to his word and deliver us a great survival horror experience with Resident Evil Revelations 2.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 will be released on all major formats at some point in 2015.
SOURCE – Push Start
IMAGE – Destructoid