Capcom has released a trailer for Resident Evil Revelations 2, which will feature the return of Claire Redfield. The game is set for release in early 2015 on PC and PlayStation/Xbox consoles.
According to a story in the November issue of GamesMaster Magazine, the game will take place between the events of Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6. As the playable lead, Claire, who originally appeared in Resident Evil 2, will be joined by Moira Burton, son of the first Resident Evil‘s Barry Burton. The campaign will be playable in both co-op and single player. Claire is the muscle of the group, with Moira providing support. Although chronologically set in the later, more action-oriented days of the franchise, the gameplay will return to the series’ survival horror roots.
The game will open with Claire inducting Moira into the human rights organization Terra Save, but soon they will find themselves abducted and brought to a mysterious island detention facility that is swarmed with horrifying creatures called Afflicted.
The Afflicted may appear like zombies, “but are in fact something quite different,” explained producer Michiteru Okabe. Solving the related mysteries of both your abduction and the origin of the afflicted will be central to the game’s story.
Along with the return of Silent Hill, there is an encouraging general trend of going back to the creeping anxiety-provoking roots of horror games, which spent much of the last decade skewing towards running and gunning. 2015 is shaping up to be a year of games you might not want to play alone in the dark at night, and we couldn’t be more excited.