Earlier Resident Evil games have been likened to soap operas, pushing the melodrama to the nth degree with gloriously absurd storylines and character archetypes. We love the classic Revils for their devil may care attitude towards plausible storytelling, but we always knew that Capcom could go one better: by delivering the crazy in weekly, bite-sized portions, ala game episodes.
There'll be four individual episodes released in total that'll together encompass the complete Resident Evil: Revelations 2 experience. A 'Complete Season' bundle will be available, set to cost $39.99 in physical form or $24.99 for the pack in digital format. Zombie slayers on a budget will be welcome to download the episodes separately, Capcom claims, as and when they please at $5.99 per pop, but teasings of bonus content benefits for patrons of the 'Complete Season' will likely be incentive enough to pull in punters for the complete experience when it lands in early 2015.
The series will see the return of fan favourite Terra Save agent Claire Redfield and fresh face Moira Burton, unfortunate offspring of Barry 'WHOOOOAAAAAA! This hall is DANGEROUS!' Burton, facing the perils of an abandoned detention facility in 'classic survival horror style', insists Capcom.
Speaking of Claire, Moira, and better-left-alone facilities, here's some screenshots.
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is readying for release on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC early next year.