Resident Evil: Revelations 2 isn’t a direct sequel to the primary sport within the survival-horror spinoff collection. In some ways, it’s truly a throwback to the collection’ roots: You progress slowly via tight, creepy areas whereas confronting zombie-like common people that need to eat your face. Ammo conservation is vital, as is mastering the artwork of unlocking varied doorways.

At any time through the sport, a single button press switches between protagonists Claire Redfield and Moira Burton (daughter of collection veteran Barry Burton, for these holding rating at house). You’ll want to do that often, as they’ve distinctive talent units: Claire is a trigger-happy gunslinger, whereas Moira is supplied with the all-important flashlight, enabling her to seek out vital hidden gadgets like keys and ammo (she additionally carries a crowbar, permitting her to open sure doorways). Moira can use the flashlight to quickly blind enemies, thereby permitting Claire to kill them with melee assaults – and Moira additionally sneak up on enemies and take them out together with her crowbar.

Maybe most excitingly, Revelations 2’s native co-op mode lets two gamers tackle these two roles collectively. Somewhat than each gamers taking the reigns of very related characters (as is usually the case in co-op video games), Revelations 2 creates a singular juxtaposition of those two distinctive approaches to survival-horror. The thought of being accompanied by a companion that refuses to make use of a gun – and whose function isn’t merely so as to add additional firepower – is an bold one for what’s a comparatively modest addition to Capcom’s enormously profitable collection.

Moreover, Revelations 2 contains Raid mode (which was additionally within the first Revelations sport, and is a variant of the fan-favorite Mercenaries mode). A kind of co-op rating assault with a great deal of unlockable and upgradable extras, the mode sees gamers take care of waves of undead enemies in a fairly various method to survival-horror. Whereas the primary sport’s co-op is offline-only – the display splits horizontally, half for every participant – Raid mode will function an internet possibility for Revelations 2’s retail launch on March 20.

Does the addition of cooperative play run the chance of constructing Revelations 2 much less scary than its forebears? You may suppose so… however you may need to suppose twice, because it appears to be like just like the masters at Capcom have found out a option to make it work. Discover out for your self now within the sport’s first episode, obtainable digitally for Xbox One and Xbox 360!