Resident Evil Revelations 2 Might Get ‘Talking Dead’-like Show
It looks like Resident Evil Revelations 2, the upcoming episodic survival horror adventure coming next year from Capcom, might get a 'Talking Dead'-styled show to extend the experience.
According to an interview with producer Michiteru Okabe on Polygon, the upcoming episodic game is more "flight or fight with a heavy dose of the horrific," which means that it's continuing what Resident Evil Revelations established and giving fans an experience more akin to the classic survival horror action in the original Resident Evil games.
Okabe said, "There are a lot of different kinds of horror games. I think there's room for all kinds of games. I know for our purpose, for Revelations 2, we're focusing on horror and survival and resource management. That seems like something our fans are wanting."
The hope is that the episodic nature of the game, along with all of the survival horror frills, will keep fans coming back for more and openly discussing the episodes with others. And, most of all, the crew at Capcom hopes that fans will be hooked and engaged enough to see the entire game through to the final episode.
With regard to keeping folk talking and active, Okabe said, "It will be like watching a TV drama so people can talk. I think our format is a bit different, but we definitely had an eye on Telltale and the games they put together. One thing they do really well, and we took inspiration from, even though their episodes are really spread out, people remained very interested because they talked about the game with each other."
Okabe used 'Talking Dead' as an example of how audiences can stay engaged in the story and see it discussed, along with social media involvement that could help further keep people talking. The aim is to foster audience interaction, so it'd be interesting to see what ways Capcom will be able to accomplish that goal. We'll keep you updated as more information is revealed.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 is set for released on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One sometime in early 2015.
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