While each passing year leaves us less convinced than ever that Capcom can rediscover the glory days of its Resident Evil franchise, which arguably culminated with Resident Evil 4, 3DS title Resident Evil Revelations was a pleasing step in the right direction. It also remains one of the best-looking games on the portable, while a HD remake also came to Wii U and other systems.
Although it has its share of action set-pieces, it's also a relatively rare instance of a Resident Evil game returning to its survival horror roots in sizeable sections, aiming for scares and a foreboding atmosphere, perhaps unlike its bigger budget contemporaries. Good news is possibly on the way, then, as assets have been spotted for Resident Evil Revelations 2, which would certainly make some sense in the context of the first game's ending.
The downside? The assets have been spotted on an official Xbox site, with the image above being an alleged screenshot and a small image for Xbox 360 boxart also doing the rounds. If we're to be optimists, however, the presence of 360 box art suggests that the sequel could utilise the same engine — and probably many assets — as the original, so a Wii U port could certainly be possible. Whether Capcom would give the sequel a spin on 3DS is debatable but, by that same logic of re-using the same engine, also possible.
We'd like to think that with 3DS and Wii U versions of the first game in the wild that Capcom would include Nintendo hardware for this sequel. Time will tell, assuming that these Xbox website assets are legitimate, of course.
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