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Posted by Andy Green

Rachel confirmed as playable in Raid Mode

Capcom has revealed a number of new features for the Wii U version of Resident Evil Revelations.

Unsurprisingly the main additions come as a result of the GamePad, which is used to display your map, weapons and inventory when playing with two screens - similar to the way it functioned on the 3DS.

As we already know, players can transfer the action from the TV to the GamePad thanks to it supporting Off-TV play, and you can dismiss it altogether and use the Pro Controller to blast through the hoards.

It's been confirmed that Miiverse is also being supported; messages can be posted onto the now iconic 'You Are Dead' game over screen, allowing players to see what you have to say about your unfortunate demise.

There's also a bizarre ‘Creatures Voice’ function, which will allow you to customise the thoughts of enemies in Raid Mode, enabling you to taunt your friends. This, along with all Miiverse functionality, is optional, so don't worry if you're thinking it will spoil the atmosphere.

There are other new features that will also find themselves in the other versions, such as a couple of new enemies that will appear in Raid Mode - one of them is the Wall Blister, with the other being a tantalising surprise.

Rachel, who appeared for the first time in the 3DS version, will be playable alongside Hunk in Raid Mode as well.

For those wondering, Resident Evil Revelations does not support the Wii Remote and Nunchuck.

What are your thoughts on these new additions? Let us know in the comments section below.

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LordJumpMad said:

I was hoping she would have been playable in the game.
I guess, better late then never.



Haxonberik said:

I'd pick it up if I hadn't played it already. I'm not a big fan of replaying games, with almost none getting that honor, normally only short ones like Luigis Mansion.



rayword45 said:

I still can't believe they didn't include Wiimote and Nunchuck, especially after the fact that they included Gyro on 3DS.

Whatever, still don't have a Wii U anyways.



DePapier said:

@rayword45 There are gyro controls on the 3DS version?? I don't remember that from the demo I might have to try that out again...





I - like many other's - feel that Wii remote & Nunchuck controls are essential for this title. Thus, I will be skipping it.



DePapier said:

@Five-seveN After getting a taste of Metroid Prime Trilogy (and having beating my friend and the campaign on BLOPS2 with the Wiimote) there is no way I'm shooting at my screen without my Wiimote.



Ernest_The_Crab said:

@Five-seveN In a way you just called out every gamer that uses either dual sticks or mouse and keyboard (so everyone lol)...

Sometimes control schemes are a step backward, especially with certain genres.



siavm said:

I bought monster hunter again for all the extra content but I am not buying this over. Once is enough and raid mode pretty much can be like a second playthrough. I will just stick to the 3ds one.



Yosher said:

I hope that it'll have split screen for Raid Mode, too. This is an awesome game and I really hope to be able to play this with a friend locally!

Also great that Rachel gets to be playable this time around, it was kind of odd that she wasn't in the 3DS version, being the only unique character not to be playable. It'll be odd killing Rachel with Rachel though, but the same could be said for a certain other character in the game (without spoiling stuff).



NiBar said:

It's plain stupid. Developers & publishers must open their eyes and realise that Nintendo players loves to play with Wiimote & Nunchuck and not Pro controller.



DerpSandwich said:


When I first got my 3DS I planned on waiting to play RE:R until Nintendo came out with a dual-circle pad revision of the 3DS. But then I played the demo and tried out the gyro controls, and they're by far the most accurate and fun way to play the game. In fact, I can never get anywhere playing the game with normal controls because the aiming is just terrible with the circle pad, so having two wouldn't even help. Needless to say I ended up buying it (after playing through the demo dozens of times) and it's one of my all time favorite games. Lack of Wiimote/gyro support for the new version is a big disappointment, though I guess I'm not sure if I would have re-bought it anyway.

I'm with you, though. After RE4 all I want to use is a remote and nunchuck. It's pretty upsetting that they don't care to go forward with the option.



AtomicToaster said:

Where's miiverse 3ds? Would have been all about some wiimote support but I think I'm the only one who still likes that control scheme, lol!



rayword45 said:

@DePapier If it's available in the demo too

-Pause the game
-Go to options
-Set aiming options or whatever to Gyro (the other options involve inverting X and Y axis and that crap)



DerpSandwich said:


rayword45 beat me to it. Yeah, it's just in the control options. There are quite a few options though, so you might have to hunt for it.



JaredJ said:

I have the Wii U version pre ordered and I can't wait! It is a little disappointing Capcom is not including Wiimote and Nunchuck controls though.



DePapier said:

O. M. G. @rayword45 @DerpSandwich You guys just saved my life. Guess I'll go for the 3DS version then: that one I can play it in scare in my bed at night.
Now what would be awesome is if Capcom would allow on the Wii U version some co-op with one player pointing the screen with the Wiimote and another shooting with the gyroscope on the GamePad: THAT would be genius.

If they do it, I'll even buy both versions.



DePapier said:

I have to thank you guys again: I had this demo for half a year on my 3DS and now, for the first time, not only have I geniunely enjoyed it but I have also finished it. No motion controls, no purchase on my Wii U. Which is sad, because the GamePad's gyroscope in Off-TV play could defeat any day the 3DS' in terms of precision. And with the GamePad's supplemental buttons and a Wiimote control scheme à la Metroid Prime 3, there in no desperate need to rely on the GamePad's screen for input: it could be just used as a visible HUD and map support when playing with the Wiimote and the same way plus a touch helper for those who want to play with the dual sticks.

But then again, though it's some extra work and investment for the developers, it is just dumb even financially not to implement those motion controls on Nintendo's new console. The reason is that, at this point in time, virtually every Wii U owner already owns either a 3DS or a PS360 with either the ability to play the original or that of playing the remake the exact same way on other consoles they already have (if not both): which would render a purchase on the Wii U dually irrelevant. Hopefully, just like for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Capcom will change their mind and guarantee a patch — if not at launch — will be on the way.



WesCash said:

Oh it is a great game, I have it on 3DS. But playing any shooter with a controller is just not as fun as it used to be. Wii remote and nunchuk or mouse and keyboard are just superior in every way. Playing with a controller is a huge handicap and it is incredibly archaic in 2013 when other options are perfectly accessible.



DerpSandwich said:


Haha, no problem. And hey, the game is pretty dang cheap, considering how incredibly awesome it is! I've put in dozens of hours, and I still haven't beaten the last Raid Mode level. Frankly I'm surprised the game isn't still priced at $40.



Araknie said:

@THENAMESNORM No, no, no, no, no.
You played the 3DS version?
You must know anyway that the second screen is essential, you can't really play otherwise.
There is a very important item in the game that gives you an importart part of the gameplay, well you can't use it without a second screen.

Wiimote is dead for this game, and i hope for many others, i have throw in the Wii U 389€ for the Zombi U Edition and i know that 140€ comes from the GamePad, so i don't want my money feel like wasted, i want the GamePad as major controllers in all games for the Wii U.

If you don't like the GamePad don't even bother buying a Wii U, it's all about that.



Luffy said:

i would so get this if they had a wii mote gun and nunchuk accesory that combines it into one gun. sooo awesome!



Luffy said:

but in reality i'm gonna buy out of no titles that i want for a while on the system so by default capcom wins

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