Resident Evil: Revelations 2: episodic format, story details, and first screenshots

Four episodes to be released over four weeks.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be available in both downloadable episodic and disc-based formats when it launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC in early 2015, Capcom announced.

The game will first launch as a weekly series of episodic downloads. Four episodes will launch over the course of four weeks, each for $5.99. The complete season, which includes “additional game content,” can be purchased for $24.99.

The disc-based version, which will include even further additional game content (to be detailed at a later date), will cost $39.99.

Each episode will feature “hours” of gameplay with “dramatic cliff-hanger” endings. In addition to the episodic story mode, the game will have additional play modes. More details will be revealed at a later date.

Here’s the game’s story synopsis:

The beginning of the Resident Evil: Revelations 2 tale sees fan favorite Claire Redfield make a dramatic return to the horrors that haunted her in the past . Survivor of the Raccoon City incident depicted in previous Resident Evil games, Claire now works for the anti-bioterrorism organisation Terra Save. Moira Burton, new recruit and daughter of Resident Evil legend Barry Burton, is attending her welcome party for Terra Save when unknown armed forces storm the office. Claire and Moira are knocked unconscious and awaken later to find themselves in a dark and abandoned detention facility. Working together, they must find out who took them and to what sinister end. With the terrifying Afflicted enemies waiting around every dark corner, players will need to use their ammo and weapon supply wisely, in classic survival horror style. Will Claire and Moira make it out alive and discover what’s led to them being taken to this remote island? Who else will they come across? A story of twists and turns will have players guessing the next step at every turn.

View the first screenshots at the gallery.

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