Resident Evil: Revelations will cost $50, even without the Circle Pad attachment

Resident Evil's first outing on the 3DS was met with a less than enthusiastic response from gamers, but it did one thing really well: proved that a Resident Evil title is possible on the 3DS. Apparently the lukewarm response was enough for Capcom to think that fans are excited enough for their next Resident Evil game, Resident Evil Revelations, to charge $10 more than the typical going rate for 3DS games, and that's without the optional (see: likely makes the game a lot better) $10 Circle Pad.

GameStop lists Revelations as costing $50, which we typically would have assumed was a typo if Capcom hadn't immediately confirmed the price hike with Kotaku. According to the representative, the game costs more because, well, it's a bigger game.

"Resident Evil Revelations is an all new Resident Evil title with over 20 hours of gameplay, and cutscenes beautifully rendered in fear-inducing 3D," Capcom told Kotaku. "A true console experience on a handheld device, Resident Evil Revelations is an epic title that offers both a single-player campaign for that classic survival horror gaming experience, and an additional RAID mode that can be played cooperatively or single player. To handle all of that data Resident Evil Revelations requires a 4GB cartridge, resulting in a higher price point."

We have some problems with this excuse. First of all, it means that the 3DS's typical cartridges are woefully unsuited for the type of games Nintendo was promising for the 3DS. If the 2GB carts are actually that much more expensive it's a huge mistake on Nintendo's part, and an issue we feel like we would have heard of before now. Secondly, this is the same company that charged $39.99 for Resident Evil: The Mercenaries, a game that was extremely lacking in content, with about three to five hours of gameplay and no cutscenes.

Sorry, Capcom, but it might be a little too late to start pretending that you're going to charge more for a game because it's a bigger, because you're certainly not known for charging less for a smaller one.


  • Burdmayn - November 2, 2011 1:23 p.m.

    Dear god... Does it really cost THAT much for a bigger cartridge? By that logic, shouldn't all PS3 games cost at least $10 more than their 360 counterpart? Also: Is every 3DS game that I was looking forward to going to let me down? Monster Hunter isn't for the US, RE costs as much as a console game, MGS 3D looks weak compared to the entire collection on Vita. I definitely think I'm going to sell my 3DS and just stick with Vita.
  • SparkleDevon - November 2, 2011 1:32 p.m.

    You can't do that D: But yeah. It is much too expensive. If Nintendo was smart about this, they would drop the price of standard DS games, and then make the standard size 3DS cards $35, and then another 5 more per higher size.
  • rob619 - November 2, 2011 9:11 a.m.

    I dont really blame Capcom. I blame Nintendo like we all should do. So all there games are stored on 2GB cards? That is really bad, all should be made on 4GB cards like Revelations with as much detail and effort as this title. Its Nintendos fault why not charge more if your producing better then the competition?!
  • LTS - November 2, 2011 9:06 a.m.

    If we payed a price to content ratio for games, Skyrim would cost $300000.... and Portal 1 would be $2
  • SparkleDevon - November 2, 2011 1:34 p.m.

    Portal has a fair bit of replay value, though.
  • Boomaga - November 2, 2011 9:03 a.m.

    I'm not usually one of those "Rarrr!! Don't buy! Boycott!" people, but this is just ridiculous. Selling a new 3DS game at the same price as a new console game is just too much. Handheld games can be pretty fun, but usually lack the immersion and production values presented by a new console game. I refuse to pay $50 for a handheld game no matter how much I love the Resident Evil series (and I do). And I recommend that others do not because this could set a really bad precedent for higher pricing on handheld video games. I just hope if RE: Revelations fares poorly, the market impression will be that $50 is too high for a 3DS game, not that people don't want to buy 3rd Party 3DS games.
  • Kyo - November 2, 2011 8:03 a.m.

    Yea that is total BS on their part. I am Not going to be paying that much for a 3ds game just because it's "bigger"... DS games that had hours and hours of gameplay packed in were never that expensive. Also, like you pointed out they sure as hell didn't charge less for mercenaries so why are they charging more for this? Stupid reasoning found. I'm either buying this used.. unless they pull another "you can't delete data" with this, or waiting for a price drop.
  • codystovall - November 2, 2011 6:50 a.m.

    Im buying used then.
  • stitchjones - November 2, 2011 5:04 a.m.

    Not going to happen ever.
  • patissier - November 1, 2011 10:19 p.m.

    This might be interesting. Will have to get it used or after a price drop
  • bigwill1221 - November 1, 2011 9:55 p.m.

    *starts hearing trololol* AHHGGGG
  • Elitepwnsface - November 1, 2011 9:11 p.m.

    Capcom's reasoning is crazy stupid. Not going to buy this right off the bat anyways. They might as well port it to the consoles so I can play in HD as well. Wait then they would charge $60 bucks. I'm raging pwnt.
  • ZhugeLiang - November 1, 2011 8:30 p.m.

    To ascend, slide the circle pad down. To *descend*, slide the circle pad up.
  • jecht35 - November 1, 2011 7:43 p.m.

    If were being totally frank here, nintendo did mention that 2 Gigs is all they wanna do now because any higher it would cost more. I distinctly remember reading an article about this. Plus if this game is better then the last two resident evil games I'll pay for it.
  • JimmyCooldaddy - November 1, 2011 7:23 p.m.

    sux. I won't support 50.00 dollar 3ds games. So I have to wait for a drop :(
  • JimmyCooldaddy - November 1, 2011 7:18 p.m.

    I wanted this, but I wont support 50 dollar 3ds games. I'll have to wait till it drops...
  • samsneeze - November 1, 2011 7:16 p.m.

    So basically, because they say it's going to be AWESOME!!, I'm going to have to shell out an extra ten dollars? If every game released was really able to be judged as "epic" or fun purely on what the publishers/developers say, then we wouldn't need places like GamesRadar to even exist. So how about it GR, you willing to quit the business? Because by Capcom's logic, we don't need you anymore.
  • losthero15 - November 1, 2011 6:42 p.m.

    I was definitely going to buy this game but now I am not sure I can support such a prick move on capcom's part
  • DevonOO7 - November 1, 2011 6:40 p.m.

    I wish I didn't buy a 3DS, I never use it compared to my iPod Touch

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