Revelations 2

Not too long ago we brought you the news of leaked assets for Resident Evil Revelations 2, which naturally raised the issue over whether it would arrive on Nintendo hardware. It looks, sadly, like old retail listings excluding Wii U and 3DS were correct.

The title was officially confirmed at a pre-Tokyo Game Show event for Sony (Update, not TGS as previously, and incorrectly, stated) with Capcom initially reticent to reveal platforms but later confirming PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC; barring a u-turn the sequel will skip Nintendo hardware.

While third-party hesitancy to support Nintendo hardware can be justifiable, this seems like a rather surprising decision. It's reportedly the same development team producing this new entry, which logically suggests that there's sufficient experience working on Wii U and 3DS — Resident Evil Revelations made its début on the portable while its HD re-release was included on Wii U. The exclusion of the 3DS this time is perhaps expected — with the sub-series moving onto home consoles — but the absence of a Wii U version is disappointing, adding to frustration that the HD remaster of the original is also skipping the console.

Capcom has shown strong support for Nintendo's Virtual Console platforms, along with the notable example of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, though this revelation is sure to frustrate some fans.

Are you disappointed that Nintendo's systems have been left out of this Resident Evil Revelations 2 announcement? Let us know, while a live-action concept trailer is below — the new entry will feature different characters and a new story-arc from the original, and will arrive in 2015.