It may be a journalistic cliché to say that a game represents a "return to the series' roots", but in the case of Resident Evil Revelations, it seems apt.

Capcom just granted us access to a series of previously classified materials, including new screenshots, trailers and information about the survival horror game. With an early 2012 release date rubber-stamped on the game, it won't be too long until RE fans can go a little further than the tantalising teaser demo included with Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D.

We got chance to snoop around the game's shady corners recently. Read our Resident Evil Revelations preview for a full debrief of our experience, then check out the new screenshots below and let us know if you're quaking with excitement about the return of Resi.