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3DS graphical advances made Resident Evil: Revelations possible

Thursday, 8th March 2012 22:06 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Hardware advances in the portable field have finally given Capcom confidence in bringing classic Resident Evil gameplay to handhelds.

Previously, all handheld Resident Evil releases have been spin-offs, but Resident Evil: Revelations is a full, console-style Resident Evil experience. Speaking at GDC 2012, as reported by Siliconera, producer Masachika Kawata said Capcom had three reasons to bring its formula to the 3DS.

The first and perhaps most important reason is that new portable hardware makes it possible; Kawata said the graphical capabilities of the 3DS made a real Resident Evil game possible. He made specific mention of the portable’s support for lighting features, pixel shading, and shaders.

Secondly, Capcom wants to leverage the Resident Evil brand with new markets, and hopes to find them in new formats. Kawata also mentioned the possibility of new genres.

And finally, the 3DS offers ways to create new kinds of entertainment, powered by its stereoscopic 3D and Street Pass functionality, as well as a dual screen set up.

Resident Evil: Revelations is out now on 3DS and has won critical praise.

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6 Comments

  1. polygem

    i can´t praise the 3ds enough. i love this little machine. countless great games coming out this year. march alone has kid icarus uprising, bit trip saga (european release), rayman origins…what about planet crashers from renegade kid actually? was supposed for march as well. i enjoy pilotwings resorts a lot atm. i hope there will be more pilotwings in the near future, such an awesome relaxing little game. there is a great potential for future games. screenshots or even gameplayvideos give you a wrong impression of the game. the gameplay, the music. all awesome. it is a bit short and while very polished and solid, feels kind of rushed. they could´ve made so much more with it, but still a great game.
    that said: i don´t feel like playing RE revelations atm. no doubt it is good but to me the 3ds is more about those other games i mentioned. games you wont need a second analogue stick for to fully be able to enjoy them.
    i am happy that there is the option and diversity. i will pick this one up for sure sometime.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. HeavyD-Love

    Is a Vita port possible? (non 3D ofcourse)

    #2 3 years ago
  3. mtnman3888

    I would bet they’re definitely going to release a proper RE title for Vita, probably a port of Revelations but wouldn’t be surprised to see an original title, too.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. diego-rbb-93

    So… Does somebody have any explanation about the big problems that Snake Eater 3D suffer on the game graphics?…. Ask Konami, i guess….

    #4 3 years ago
  5. The_Red

    No, it didn’t. This game (RE Revelations) is the once announced PSP Resident Evil at E3. Since PSP software sales kept falling, they ported that game to 3DS without officially saying so. End of story.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. ManuOtaku

    #1 “that said: i don´t feel like playing RE revelations atm. no doubt it is good but to me the 3ds is more about those other games i mentioned. games you wont need a second analogue stick for to fully be able to enjoy them”.

    Poly you dont need the second analogue for this game at all, it works great with the one analogue.

    #6 3 years ago

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