Resident Evil: Revelations & Mercenaries (3DS)

Capcom has two Resident Evil games currently in production for Nintendo’s highly anticipated 3DS hand-held, namely Resident Evil: Revelations and Resident Evil: Mercenaries. Fans, such as myself, were beside themselves at the news that two new games were in development and were likewise extremely impressed with what we saw in terms of the visuals when the games were revealed.

Well, we’ve been waiting patiently for more information about the games with rising enthusiasm ever since and as if in response to our enthusiasm (and likely as a means of elevating it exponentially) Capcom provided fans further details about the two games yesterday, including screen shots and official artwork.

Included below are what I presume to be the “screen shot” samples (the first being a cut scene shot?) as the official artwork is discernibly rendered as such:

These samples are stunning to say the least and if they truly are representative of what Capcom and other talented developers will be able to accomplish on the 3DS then this is a game changer in more ways than it already was as 3-D capable, and personally I can’t sign up for the pre-order quickly enough (granted, that was already the case but still…).

Information about the characters involved and what we can expect from the game play in each respective title was also touched on and that was nearly as exciting as the visual reveals in and of itself. Here are a few highlights concerning Resident Evil: The Mercenaries:

Resident Evil™ The Mercenaries 3D delivers the intense Mercenaries gameplay experience for the first time on a handheld console. Whether playing alone or teaming up in co-op mode, it’s a race against time to defeat as many enemies as possible before the countdown reaches zero. Confirmed characters are Chris Redfield, Hunk, Krauser and making her Mercenaries debut Claire Redfield. The controls will be familiar to those who have previously played Mercenaries but some changes have been made including the ability to run and shoot and the addition of touch screen functionality.

And as for Resident Evil: Revelations:

Built from the ground up for the Nintendo 3DS, Resident Evil Revelations sees Jill Valentine and Chris investigating a deadly threat on board a stranded cruise liner. The pair will need to fight for survival as they explore the dark and claustrophobic environments both at sea and as the action moves to dry land. Join them as they delve deeper into the secrets of this all new addition to one of video gaming’s most successful series.

I learned of these updates late last night and it was all I could do not to jump out of bed and update the blog here. I just saved that for first thing in the morning! I hope you guys are as excited as I am and that you’ll pardon me for indulging in that excitement a little.

For more information, including additional character renders (Ada Wong & Sheva for Mercenaries please!), screen shots, and art work jump on over to Capcom Unity.

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