Resident Evil: Revelations 2

Resident Evil: Revelations 2
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Developer(s)Capcom
Publisher(s)Capcom
Director(s)Yasuhiro Anpo
Producer(s)Michiteru Okabe
Designer(s)Kazunori Kadoi
Writer(s)Dai Satō
Composer(s)Kohta Suzuki
Ichiro Komoto
Nima Fakhrara
SeriesResident Evil
EngineMT Framework
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
PlayStation Vita
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Nintendo Switch
Release
Genre(s)Survival horror
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Resident Evil: Revelations 2, known in Japan as Biohazard Revelations 2 (バイオハザード リベレーションズ 2, Baiohazādo Riberēshonzu Tsū), is an episodic survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom. It is the tenth major installment in the Resident Evil franchise (22nd overall). The game is a follow up to Resident Evil: Revelations and Resident Evil 5. This marks the return of Claire Redfield as the main protagonist, and the first time Barry Burton is a playable story character in the main series. The first installment was released in February 2015.

The plot is set between the events of Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6, in 2011. The story begins when Claire and her co-workers, including the newcomer and playable protagonist, Moira Burton, are at a party in the headquarters of the NGO Terra Save, when they are attacked by unknown assailants and taken away to a deserted island.

The game was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation Vita and lastly for Nintendo Switch in the end of 2017 along with the port of the first Revelations. The reviews were mixed to positive; there was praise about the setting, story, characters and the co-op gameplay, but the graphics and some technical issues were largely criticized. As the end of December, 2017, the title reached a combined 2.3 million units sold, surpassing its predecessor and becoming the 24th best seller of the company.[5]

Gameplay

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is set between the events of Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6.[6] Claire Redfield is the main protagonist and Barry Burton's daughter, Moira, plays a supporting role.[7] In December 2014, a new trailer revealed Barry as another playable protagonist and he is joined by Natalia Korda, a little girl with supernatural abilities. The official cinematic trailer was released in December 2014.[8] Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is a survival horror game which supports cooperative gameplay on console platforms.[9][10] The game has stealth elements as only two of the four playable characters use guns. The other two are more vulnerable, preferring to use weapons such as crowbars and bricks, or be used to find hidden items with a flashlight or special senses.

The game features the Raid Mode, which returns from the first Revelations game with new changes, more missions and new playable characters. About 200 missions and 15 characters are featured, which span the entire game series, and there are also new scenarios and enemies from Resident Evil 5, Resident Evil 6 and Resident Evil: Revelations. In this mode, players can customize their skills and weapons, as well as buy new ones. Some enemies in Raid Mode have special abilities like extra speed or strength. This mode can be played either online or through split-screen local co-op.[11]