Capcom are working on two Resident Evil games for the Nintendo 3DS. The one that’s farther along in development at the moment is Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D, which is 70% complete.
The Mercenaries 3D aims to replicate the “Mercenaries” mode from Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, but with some changes. The big change here is that you can now move while shooting, which wasn’t possible previously. Additionally, the controls also make use of the 3DS touchscreen.
Yes, that’s Claire in the first screenshot. So far, Chris, Hunk and Krauser have been confirmed for the game as well. You’ll also want to note that The Mercenaries 3D also has worldwide online co-op multiplayer.
Meanwhile, Resident Evil: Revelations is the more story-focused of the two games. This one is only 20% through development, and stars Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine aboard a stranded cruise liner.
Both games look rather impressive, don’t they? They’re running on a 3DS-compatible version of the MT Framework engine, which powers a lot of Capcom’s high-definition games like Resident Evil 5, Devil May Cry 4 and Lost Planet. A few months ago, Capcom detailed the features of the engine using Resident Evil: Revelations as an example.