Capcom has announced via Twitter that it will release Resident Evil: Revelations on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this Fall, with more details coming soon. The game is likely a port of the HD version released on last gen consoles and PC in 2013, which improved the graphics and added certain elements like a new enemy and a new difficulty mode.
The only information we’ve got so far is the message posted by Capcom and the official Resident Evil Twitter account: Resident Evil Revelations is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One physical and digital (NA and EU) Fall 2017! More information coming soon.
Resident Evil: Revelations mixes the gameplay style of the 4-6 entries with a darker atmosphere. The story is set in between Resident Evil 4 and 5, with Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield teaming up to stop a new kind of virus outbreak aboard the cruise ship Queen Zenobia in the Mediterranean Sea.
The game exchanges human enemies from past entries like zombies or ganados for a new kind of sea monster mutation, produced by a new virus called the T-Abyss. Players will take control of one of the four characters available in teams of two: Jill and Parker or Chris and Jessica. However, unlike other modern Resident Evil entries including Revelations 2, the game does not allow cooperative play.
Despite being originally conceived as a Nintendo 3DS exclusive, the game was ported a year later to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U and PC. The HD version added better graphics, additional content for the Raid Mode in the form of characters and weapons, and a new difficulty mode which changed the position of enemies and items.
This is likely a continuation of Capcom’s policy of re-releasing past games in the current generation, seen as the ports of Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 have sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide combined. These releases are cheap to produce, since their previous versions were already in high definition, and they sell thanks to their popularity and low prices.