Resident Evil: Revelations goes back to horror roots. Redesigns Jill Valentine for the 14th bloody time

We’ve heard of extreme makeovers before. But in Ms. Valentine’s case, it’s just getting ridiculous now. Jill getting yet another facelift isn’t the only headline news about the 3DS’ upcoming Resident Evil: Revelations. The game is going back to classic survival horror, with less ammo, more puzzles and a hell of a lot more scares than the action-orientated Resi 5.

Famitsu has recently been interviewing some key members from Revelations’ team, including producer Masachika Kawata, Takayuki Hama (also a producer) and director Koushi Nakanishi, and these are the main facts to be gleamed from said chinwag.

  • Revelations takes place between Resi 4 and 5 and will follow Chris and Jill with their newly formed BSAA anti bio-terror forces.
  • A good chunk of the game will take place in Europe, on the luxury cruise ship you’ve all seen.
  • You’ll be able to move while your gun is equipped, while you’ll also have full control of the camera.
  • The emphasis will be on creating a greater sense of fear than the last couple of games by returning to the ‘classic style’ of exploration and puzzle-solving.
  • It won’t be a bullet fest like Resi 5, either. Beasties will appear from unexpected places on the ship and you’ll only have limited ammo to slap a fatal whammy on them.
  • Nakanishi is describing it as ‘true survival horror’.
  • The 3D will apparently give you the sense that there’s something lurking ahead of you in the shadows whenever you’re traversing through the ship’s many dark hallways.
  • The story is being designed with series newbies in mind, and while it will have references to past titles, you definitely won’t have to know your Albert Weskers from your Ozwell E. Spencers to understand what’s going on.
  • Famitsu is speculating that the controls will be catered to the ‘3DS’ unique functionality’, which to us, sounds like you should be expect a heavy heap of touch-screen control.
  • Sadly, the game is only 20% complete, meaning we’re probably looking at a 2012 release date at the earliest. <insert sad, borderline suicidal face>

Oh, and obviously, Jill’s been down the collagen clinic…

Need an idea of just how much she’s changed over the years? Look no further…

Above: On the left Jill as she appears in the Gamecube's Resi 1 remake and on the right, Jill in Resi 3

Above: (left) Jill sporting her new blonde 'do in Resi 5 and Revelations' new pocket-sized Jill (right)

Most excitingly perhaps, is the first real sighting of a new enemy, which looks like a cross between Brundlefly, one of Dead Space’s Necromorphs and a shitty ghost/bed sheet Halloween costume.

Above: Awww, it's like a little murderous, deformed bundle of love

We must admit, we’re pretty thrilled at the prospect of the survival horror series returning to it’s, y’know, actual survival horror roots. Resident Evil 4 was a pioneering classic, but Chris' African adventure was a poor photocopy by comparison. We don’t know about you, but we’re looking forward to going back to the days of genuine scares, complicated key puzzles and delicious Jill Sandwiches.

Dec 9, 2010

Source: Andriasang


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  • MoiGex - July 24, 2011 1:50 p.m.

    Agree her new face looks disgusting like a toad hope they wont ruin next re game with that HORRIBLE new face.
  • xombiesarelove - December 9, 2010 9:23 p.m.

    What's with Resident Evil and boats? This is at least the third one to take place on a ship.
  • MrDuracraft - December 9, 2010 9:04 p.m.

    2012? FFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.... I want scary pocket RE and I want it as a launch game for the 3DS.
  • ventanger - December 9, 2010 8:45 p.m.

    I liked Gamecube remake Jill the most, because she actually looked like a believable human being instead of another strangely too-perfect anime stereotype. But whatever, as long as gamers are largely superficial pervs we're going to get fewer endearing female leads and more Zero Suit Samus's (Samii?). Oh well, I just care that the game is scary.
  • batmanboy11 - December 9, 2010 8:39 p.m.

    I can't wait to get my hands on this.
  • FauxFurry - December 9, 2010 8:17 p.m.

    Seeing all of those Jill Valentine facial redesigns made me think of Michael Jackson. Thinking of Michael Jackson made me think of Thriller. Thinking of Thriller made me think of Zombies and were-wolves. Hey! They should use a bio-engineered wolf-man zombie MJ as a boss (in a shooter-rhythm-game hybrid sequence?) in an upcoming bit of Resident Evil DLC! Can Chris and Jill survive the evil of... the Thiller?! They should throw Vincent Price in there,too,for the same price!
  • mcoll_17 - December 9, 2010 8 p.m.

    If they make it so it has two different perspectives like in RE1 and the remake, then this will definitely be a good game.
  • HumorTumor - December 9, 2010 7:46 p.m.

    Oh this makes me so happy. Now if onyl this trend would continue with RE6
  • Cruddi - December 9, 2010 7:32 p.m.

    Let's hope you don't have an AI partner, it's much scarier on your own and drop the damn online co-op
  • SONSET - December 9, 2010 6:50 p.m.

    Well she looks better than the RE5 jill..this game is gonna be great...first handheld that has me excited..hell this is gonna be the first handheld i ever bought lol
  • Epyon_761 - December 9, 2010 5:36 p.m.

    Anyone else think that Jill now looks more like Lara Croft?
  • flabslapper - December 9, 2010 5:35 p.m.

    actually, I take back my previous statement, I just realized her face looks like Chris Redfield's!
  • flabslapper - December 9, 2010 5:31 p.m.

    Wow...way to ugly up one of the hottest women in gaming...I mean this time it isn't a simple change in hair style and color, they literally f'ed with her face, and yes I mean literally, because it looks like two gorillas f'ed her face and made it both wide and flat and her eyes suggest that even though she survived the r-ape, she is dead inside.
  • Clovin64 - December 9, 2010 5:26 p.m.

    This is exactly was I was hoping for from a new Resi. Classic horror scares, and less Michael Bay set-pieces. I'm definetly not a fan of Jill's new facelift, but I'll let it slide if the game turns out to be as good as it looks.
  • rockstarsean - December 9, 2010 5:06 p.m.

    Resi 3 Jill all the way BOOM BABY! reCAPTCHA: Anyone know a "Stephen Colarri"?
  • Nikaidostar - December 9, 2010 5:04 p.m.

    Why bother with Jill's looks. I thought she looked fine. And what happened to the zombies? Resident Evil is slowly losing it's identity.
  • oryandymackie - December 9, 2010 4:38 p.m.

    That's all well and good, but if they're focusing on survival horror, why make Revelations for the 3DS? There's nothing worse than scrutinising a small screen and trying to convince yourself you're scared. Why not make it for 360, PS3, and PC also, so people can have a chance to actually immerse themselves in the dark with a large TV or monitor?
  • db1331 - December 9, 2010 4:34 p.m.

    THANK YOU ZOMBIE JESUS! This is exactly what we needed. It will be awesome to not have every zombie you kill drop enough ammo to kill two more zombies. Although Jill's face looks like a pressed ham in that one closeup...
  • Samael - December 9, 2010 4:33 p.m.

    Sounds very promising. They can redesign Jill once a minute for all I care, as long as we get an actually SCARY Resident Evil game again.

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