After about a month's worth of rumors, Capcom has officially announced a sequel to 2012's Resident Evil: Revelations. The first game, which was a 3DS exclusive before being ported to every currently relevant console last year, was a refreshing dose of pure survival horror, mixing the cramped corridors and limited supplies of the early games with the over-the-shoulder mechanics introduced with Resident Evil 4. This return to the series' roots made for what was possibly the scariest installment the franchise had seen in a while, and was instantly popular with fans.
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will supposedly be available in Japan early next year, though all we've seen from the game so far is a live-action concept trailer. The video itself is in slow-motion and seems uncharacteristically artistic for the series. The trailer begins with a door opening against a black background, a clear callback to the loading screens used in the franchise's early titles.
We see a little girl running by a group of people attending some kind of party or event. This may indicate that this title will feature a similar incident to what happened on the Queen Zenobia during the first game. The adults are wearing glowing green bracelets (which are the trailer's sole source of color). As the scene progresses, everyone surrounding the little girl becomes infected and turns into a zombie, the bracelets becoming a bright red to reflect this. It's interesting to note that the enemies from the first game aren't present in this trailer. Instead, Capcom has decided to use the classic zombie, a series staple.
Not much is known about the game's plot or how the little girl from the trailer will factor into things, if at all. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is set to make its way to the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC sometime next year. Unfortunately, it looks like this game will be skipping the Wii U.
Upon closer inspection, we've noticed that one of the men at the party is wearing a TerraSave shirt, which might indicate that Claire Redfield will have some part in the story.