It’s been a hectic week for Resident Evil Fans with the announcement of Resident Evil: Revelations coming on all home formats after having being developed and released on Nintendo 3DS. The game was considered as a return to the roots of the series with a more horror atmosphere, something that was almost absent in Resident Evil 5. The game also seen the return of Jill Valentine as a playable character: one more reason why the fans loved the game.
With the game being available in the future for al formats expect for Sony’s PsVita, fans have been wondering about the reasons behind this decision: low console’s sales couldn’t have been the only reason. When asked about this, Mike Lunn, Product Manager at Capcom, answered that the team was looking to hone the game for a bigger screen, surround sound so to make the best out of the game’s horror atmosphere and allowing players to get sucked in even more in the game’s atmosphere.
He also added that the fact that Revelations was developed on an handheld didn’t mean that it was easy to port to another: PsVita and 3DS have very different specs, starting from the screen’s resolution, and development would have to started from scratch for a PsVita version.
And, considering how low sales are, all the reasons coupled together made Capcom skip on a PsVita version of Resident Evil: Revelations, coming on May on all formats.