Resident Evil: Revelations Looks Like This

By Spencer . June 21, 2010 . 10:27pm

Resident Evil: Revelations was among the many Nintendo 3DS movies on display in Nintendo’s booth last week. Now you can watch the same movie attendees saw, sans 3D.



Capcom is developing Resident Evil: Revelations, a brand new Resident Evil game for the Nintendo 3DS, which should explain why Jill and Chris have guns pointed at each other.

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  • kylehyde

    That’s really impresive, seriously this is a good start for the 3DS

  • fallen

    This was confirmed to be all pre-rendered, wasn’t it?

    • It’s not pre-rendered…it’s all running in-engine. The thing to consider is that all hardware resources are being channeled into the visuals, since there’s no coding or AI scripting (etc.) to speak of.

      • fallen

        Thanks for the info!

      • kupomogli

        Basically CG video. So it’s not really as impressive as we’ve thought. The 3DS may only be as powerful, slightly more powerful, or slightly less powerful than the PSP judging by the numbers that were thrown up the other day correct?

        • No, it’s not CG at all. If you look at the screenshots, there are very telling signs of optimization in how the character models are built. That tech demo is running on the MT Framework, which has been optimized for 3DS.

          The primary difference between that demo and an actual game, though, is that a game requires scripting for characters, events, enemies, AI and a plethora of other stuff. This demo probably required minimal scripting, which means that all that horsepower could go toward the visuals. So no, certainly not pre-rendered CG, but not indicative of a final product either.

          As for the specs released the other day…it’s hard to say. We know the complete specs of the PSP, inside and out, and people have had access to the technology for 5 years now. We don’t know what the 3DS’s specs are beyond what DMP made known about their chip in 2006 and 2008, and we’re only just seeing our first generation of software for it.

          I’d expect the end result should be similar to PSP, though, yes. Just in 3D. Maybe a little better, since Nintendo systems are traditionally easier to work with, in terms of architecture. If I were to hazard a guess, I would say the difference between PS2 and Gamecube. (don’t take my word for it though)

  • Draparde

    It looks very nice. would have liked to see some gameplay but considering i was not expecting any color me pleased.

  • CrimsonFlamesX

    Kenshiro was here.

  • joesz

    Lol its funny when you listen to them and read the subtitle at the same time.

  • jj984jj

    If their faces actually look like that in the final game this is definitely a generational leap from the current handhelds, including PSP, even if it isn’t on paper.

    Not in the same sense the consoles were, but that’s more than enough for the next generation of handhelds.

  • vrakanox

    Wow, zombies? I thought they would never come back :)

  • So the mansion is on the boat? Interesting…

    I think there is a lot of info already floating (lol pun) about on the internet. There was a rumor the next Resi game would be on a boat. Worth looking into because this isn’t the first time i’ve heard Resident Evil and boat, not talking about Gaiden either.

    • Resident Evil: Dead Aim (PS2). Since it was under the “Survivor” series I stayed very, *very* far away from it, but it kind of resembles what they did in RE4 in therms of shooting, which actually sounds cool. Funny enough, Cold Fear was considered a ripoff of RE4, but that was on a ship, as well!

      I might really like this new RE game. I haven’t played 5, yet. I’m not sure why, but it’s not like the series has changed that much gameplay-wise, has it? RE4 was fun, but when I was done with, I was done, you know?

  • thebanditking

    My only concern here is what happened to Resident Evil on PSP? I sure hope Capcom did not shelve it or worse yet port it over to 3DS. I really don’t want to see that happen, as one I don’t have a 3DS and I don’t have any plan to buy one.

    • I’m pretty sure this is the canned PSP version, the rumors about the setting (boat) are the same as I heard when the PSP version was being talked about.

      • I haven’t heard anything about it being canceled. In fact, I haven’t heard anything about it. I wonder if they’re going to start doing for portable systems what is done on consoles with multiplatform releases.


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