Do you enjoy Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead? More explicitly, do you enjoy a good cliffhanger, the plot device that leaves a character in an uncertain, hopeless situation or introduces astonishing information at the end of a serialised episode that leaves you simultaneously discouraged and in friend-strangling suspense? If so, you’ll appreciate RE Revelations 2’s weekly-episodic approach to its storytelling.
RE Revelations 2 will span four episodes that will initially be available via weekly instalments. Each episode is said to “feature terrifying game-play ending with dramatic cliff-hangers that will leave players fully engrossed and anticipating the next twist in the gripping horror story.”
You can download each episode individually for $5.99, purchase the Complete Season up front for $24.99, or go full on zombie genocidal with the full retail disc version for $39.99. We’re assured that the Complete Season and the disc versions of the game will come hobbling with additional game content that will be disclosed at a later date.
|Weekly Episodic download||4 individual episodes||$5.99 per episode|
|Complete Season||All 4 individual episodes plus additional game content – details released shortly||$24.99|
|Full Retail disc version||All 4 individual episodes plus additional game content* – details released shortly||$39.99|
In terms of story, you play as the series’ notorious Claire Redfield, an employee of the anti-terrorist organisation Terra Save, who’s attending a welcoming party, hosted by said organisation, with Moira Burton, a fresh recruit and daughter of Barry “My Gun is Bigger than Most” Burton, when a mob of armed forces freaks raid the office and (surprise!) knock Claire and Moira unconscious. When they awaken, they discover their new surroundings to be a derelict detention facility overwhelmed with classic survival horror!
What do you think of this episodic adventure stuff? Will the format serve the Resident Evil franchise as well as it does The Walking Dead? Personally, I prefer to wait until the episodes are available in a bundle so that I may experience each chapter back-to-back. I’m crazy like that.