Capcom has confirmed that a playable demo of Resident Evil: Revelations will be released on Xbox Live, the PlayStation Network, the Nintendo Wii U eShop, and Steam sometime before the game launches on May 21st. An exact release date for the demo was not announced, however, Capcom promises that details will be “confirmed shortly.”
The Revelations demo is said to take place at the start of the game, and has players infiltrate the cruise ship “Queen Zenobia” as Jill Valentine. Jill’s mission starts out as an attempt to rescue the missing BSAA members Chris Redfield and Jessica Sherawat, whose last know location pinpointed them as being onboard.
In addition to the demo announcement, Capcom also released part one of a new developer diary series for Resident Evil: Revelations this week, titled Heritage & Horror. This first part of the developer diary (embedded below) talks about the team’s goal to “return to [their] horror roots” when making Revelations, by re-creating the horror experience that fans loved about the original Resident Evil titles.
We will let you know as soon as Capcom announces a release date for the Resident Evil: Revelations demo, and have a complete review of the game in a few weeks. In the meantime, if you want to get a feel for how the title is more in line with the traditional survival horror aspects of the Resident Evil franchise (in other words, how it is totally different from Resident Evil 6) make sure to check out our review of the original 3DS version of game.
Resident Evil: Revelations launches on May 21, 2012 in North America (May 24th across Europe) for everything but the Vita (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PC) for $49.99. Digital versions of the game will also be released over XBLA, PSN and the Wii U eShop, however, Capcom has not yet set a date for the game’s digital launch.