According to the Game Rating Classification Decision website, it seems that 3DS-exclusive Resident Evil: Revelations is on the cards for an upcoming Xbox 360 and PS3 release.
A listing on the website has the subject title “BIOHAZARD (BIOHAZARD rebeol migration off REVELEATIONS) (Xbox 360)”. As fans will know, “Biohazard” is the Japanese name for Resident Evil.
Here is a translation of the Korean description of the listing:
Is a console-based Action Game software and bio-weapon monsters do battle with excessive violence expressed aversion and fear expressed that the stage of distress as the latest in a series of ‘Resident Evil’ ferry, Game Industry Promotion Act Article 21, and therefore the grade not available to adolescents’ classification hearing provisions in subparagraph 4 of Article 9 classification shall be determined by the Board.
It wouldn’t be too surprising to see this happen. In fact, I had my suspicions that Capcom would later re-release the game on home consoles, for a variety of reasons. The first is that the game, while not a numbered entry like RE6, is still considered a major mainline instalment in the franchise, leading to the events of RE5. To keep it restricted to a single handheld system is not within Capcom’s nature. Secondly, Capcom have a renowned history of re-releasing their games, with the initially GameCube-exclusive RE4 later appearing on the PS2, PC and Wii (not to mention the countless fighting game re-releases).
Also, if 360 and PS3 releases do happen, I’d be extremely surprised if it doesn’t also see a Wii U release. Jill’s “Genesis” scanner device is a gadget in Revelations that she uses to scan rooms for items and DNA in first-person. This would translate perfectly to the GamePad, with the players using the controller to scan the TV screen.
We previously reported on Revelations director Koshi Nakanishi expressing interest in a Resident Evil title on Wii U. However, he claimed that he the title would want such a game to be unique “with all kinds of never-before-seen gameplay ideas” and “something that couldn’t be done on any other hardware”. That said, if a Revelations sequel were to appear on Wii U, it would make sense to also make the original Revelations accessible to Wii U owners.
Xbox 360 and PS3 owners, are you excited?