For a game that has yet to be formally unveiled in playable form, we know quite a bit about Resident Evil: Revelations. The Nintendo 3DS title will take place between Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, featuring Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine as its lead characters. Producers of the new title have said they are intent on moving away from the more action-oriented experiences of RE 4 and RE 5. Instead Revelations is heading more "back to basics," with an emphasis on playing up survival, horror and puzzle-solving.
The Resident Evil franchise has spanned the world, and while Resident Evil 5 was set in Africa, Revelations will be closer to Resident Evil 4's European setting. The limited information we have of the game has suggested an infected cruise ship will be a primary setting of the game, but there are other locations like a port town and a snowy mountainside. Fans of the series will be pleased to hear that traditional zombies – including the spitting variety – will be returning to haunt our heroes.

More curious, however, is the game's apparent ties to past Resident Evil stories. What appear to be flashback sequences will take players back to original RE events, and past characters like Hunk even play a role. Whether these are strictly cutscenes or whether players will be able to relive portions of classic moments remains to be seen. Adding to our questions is a mysterious character that bears an incredible resemblance to Chris Redfield himself. Who is he? We'll have to wait and see. Another thing we know about Revelations is that you'll get a taste of it in June. A short demo will be included with the action-oriented Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. Though we don't know the precise contents of the demo, don't expect to be sampling too much of the game, which isn't hitting the 3DS until 2012.

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