Resident Evil Revelations 2’s Microtransactions Explained
Surprise, Capcom isn't going to force you to pay for continues in Resident Evil Revelations 2. Well, not in its main campaign at least.
Kotaku reports that Capcom has stepped forward to provide some clarity to the rumor that Capcom will be charging you for extra lives in Resident Evil Revelations 2. The supposed notion was that if you died mid-chapter, you would have to restart the chapter again from the beginning unless you paid to resume gameplay. Not even arcade games were that bad.
While we know Capcom has been atrocious when it comes to making people pay for locked, on-disc content in its games that is only accessible after paying a fee, the company is not thatbad. A Capcom spokesperson explained that there are no micro-transactions in the main story/campaign forcing you to pay.
Revelation 2's microtransactions take place in its Raid Mode (think Mercenaries Mode from RE4-6). You can spend real life moolah to buy red life crystals (blue life crystals can be earned in-game). These crystals allow you to respawn/continue while playing Raid Mode, which are meant to be played in short episodes anyway. Unfortunately, Capcom didn't reveal any kind of pricing for these crystals, but due to how unnecessary they are, we couldn't imagine them being all that expensive.
Claire Redfield and Moira Burton will try to survive Resident Evil Revelations 2 starting Feb. 24 on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Revelations 2 will be released on a digital, episodic basis for $5.99 apiece and the whole season can buy purchased for $24.99. If you prefer a physical/retail version of Resident Evil Revelations 2, it will hit store shelves on March 17 for $39.99.