Wii U fans have yet another reason to rejoice over the RE: Revelations edition for their console version. Some of the announced details promised additional content ranging from a terrifying new enemy, extra difficulty mode and improvements to Raid Mode such as new weapons, skill sets and the opportunity to play as HUNK and other characters from the series. As I detailed a few months ago, Raid Mode was a terrifically fun mode first introduced on the 3DS version of the game. Gamers will play online in co-op mode or alone in single player, taking on the hordes of enemies across a slew of missions while leveling up characters and earning weapon upgrades.
One of the newcomers to the series, Rachel, who was briefly in the original 3DS version will be an additional playable character in Raid mode. Alongside her, you will also have fan favorite HUNK as a brand new playable character in Raid Mode. Additionally Resident Evil Revelations will feature two brand new enemies as well. The “Wall Blister” will be one of the enemies and a “surprising new creature that appears in Raid Mode once players have advanced to a certain level”. Wii U gamers will be able to take advantage of the unique features of that system with three different styles of play. One can use the screen on the GamePad, and players can quickly access their map and weapons, or switch the GamePad out for a Wii U Pro Controller. Also, players are able to transfer all the action to the GamePad as this title fully utilizes off-TV play.
Excitingly, the Miiverse feature will offer Wii U players further exclusive features. Players can post a death message on the Game Over screen for other players around the world to see. The ‘Creatures Voice’ function allows players to personalize the thoughts of enemies in Raid Mode to taunt their friends. Visually, the Wii U version is supposed to be superior to the other console versions of the game.
If this isn’t enough, Resident Evil Revelations supports Residentevil.net with online events and in-game connectivity planned for after launch. Exclusive data of the game’s characters and enemies can be collected through the online service. You can also earn custom parts and weapons for use in Raid Mode and items for Campaign Mode. Resident Evil Revelations will take full advantage of Residentevil.net with content available to users once the game launches. Players can pre-register on the service from now until the day before its release to gain early access to Resident Evil Revelations themed content with further information about online events to be revealed closer to launch.
Resident Evil Revelations launches in North America both physically and digitally on May 21st for the PC, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U.