Episode 1 of the episodic serial thriller Resident Evil Revelations 2 releases digitally across Europe today (February 25th) on everything but the Vita at £4.99 an episode. Still no word from Sony on a release date. Don't get me wrong, I'm delighted Sony is bringing a big series to the Vita, but its dim silence remains singularly unhelpful.
The beginning of the Resident Evil Revelations 2 tale sees fan favourite Claire Redfield make a dramatic return. Survivor of the Raccoon City incident depicted in previous Resident Evil games, Claire now works for the anti-bioterrorism organization Terra Save. Moira Burton, is attending her welcome party for Terra Save when unknown armed forces storm the office, capture Claire and Moira and take them to a dark and abandoned detention facility on a mysterious island. Headed for the remote island in search of his missing daughter, Barry Burton meets brand new character Natalia Korda, a little girl who has a strange power that allows her to sense enemies and hidden items.
Using this skill alongside Barry's proven combat abilities, players will need to alternate between the two to survive the mysterious island and find Moira. With terrifying enemies waiting around every dark corner, players will need to use their ammo and weapon supply wisely, in classic survival horror style.
Evolving the episodic chapter set-up of the original Resident Evil Revelations,
Hopefully, to make up for being late to the party, Vita owners will get the full box experience, with all Complete Season content, two additional spin-off episodes that focus on telling the side stories of each of the two new Resident Evil characters: Moira Burton and Natalia Korda, an additional Raid mode characters Hunk and Albert Wesker, four alternative costumes and the Raid Mode "Throwback Stage Pack" featuring four stages from recent Resident Evil titles.