Resident Evil: Mercenaries packing Revelations demo

Playable sampler for all-new survival horror adventure included with Capcom franchise's first 3DS installment.

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Earlier today, Capcom at last offered a firm commitment on Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, saying that the team-based, Slant Six-developed shooter will arrive for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC this winter. However, that wasn't the only Resident Evil news outbreak of the day.

With the 3DS launching in most regions this weekend, Capcom whetted gamers' appetites for its own survival horror handheld effort, Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D. According to the publisher, those who pick up Mercenaries 3D, which is due in the next few months, will also be granted access to a free demo for Resident Evil: Revelations.

Snakes on a Plane sequel idea: Zombies on a Boat.

In the Revelations demo, gamers will assume the role of Jill Valentine, who mysteriously finds herself charged with slaying zombies aboard an ocean liner. Capcom expects to reveal more information on Mercenaries at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo in June.

As for The Mercenaries 3D, the game itself was inspired by the Resident Evil game modes of the same name. In it, players try to beat each other's zombie kill counts in timed rounds. Specific missions from Resident Evil 4 and 5 will be included, along with new modes and additional characters. The game will also feature global online cooperative play.

Check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D and Resident Evil: Revelations for more information.

Discussion

60 comments
xUmbrellaCo
xUmbrellaCo

I'm so looking forward to this game I really can't wait anymore!

mickyfinn84
mickyfinn84

Looks like he is having a hard time aiming, will be tough with only one analogue stick.

phoenix729
phoenix729

And why, prey tell, can't they release this demo on the 3DS online store rather then just for the priviledged few who buy mercs 3d? Profiteering I suspect is the answer. The 3DS online store is going to have access to demos right? (obviously when its released in June)

egivensjr
egivensjr

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Oldboy08
Oldboy08

i wonder when this is coming out in Japan...hopefully soon..

The-Longshot
The-Longshot

OMG Thanks Capcom! Way to sweeten the deal. I'll be getting both these RE titles for my 3DS =-D

Puzzler_Aaron
Puzzler_Aaron

How cool! Just another reason to look forward to this game :)

Xplode_77
Xplode_77

Revelations seems far more interesting than Mercs3D. I hope both do great though. And I also want Revelations to be scary... Real scary. @kavadias1981 No, Leon is already the main character for RE4 and RE2. I think it's time for Barry to get the spotlight.

FredWallace18
FredWallace18

@jmpittman0220 Intentional offense to you: mute yourself.

jmpittman0220
jmpittman0220

And wow, same old RE4 and RE5 crap, looks like another letdown unfortunately.

jmpittman0220
jmpittman0220

No offense to foreigners but can you PLEASE mute that crap!

theKSMM
theKSMM

I'm looking forward to RE: The Mercenaries. I think adding the distance element via the 3D will make for even more tense corridor crawls.

Litchie
Litchie

Hope Revelations turns out good. I have little interest in Mercenaries which should be a bonus in Revelations instead of a standalone game. Mercs was fun, but not I-wanna-buy-a-game-only-containing-merc mode-fun.

Tennies07
Tennies07

Personally love the Resident Evil games but for the love of god give me the ability to shoot on the run because slowly walking and hoping to god I can bring down my enemy before he makes me his lunch is not ideal.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

They struggled with the aiming when facing the "poo monster", as professorXzaver quite accurately described it. Also, how do you play this with only one "control nub"? hmmm.

professorXzaver
professorXzaver

wtf ?!!! Jill is being attacked by the Poo Monster from the bathroom tiolet

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

Looking forward to it, going to be one of my first purchases.

xXDante666Xx
xXDante666Xx

Pumped for Revelations like no other. Put it out Capcom! :D

Miketendo
Miketendo

Walking backwards and shooting ? Took yah long enough! lol Im excited for these two games.

darkstar_87
darkstar_87

they couldnt translate for us? what the hell

je_anna16-20
je_anna16-20

blacksnake123 don't make fool of resident evil!sucker

gamesetto
gamesetto

Really excited for this game and Mercenaries! I really just hope I won't buy the 3DS and RE games and be like...what the hell was I thinking... Thats what happened with me in Darkside Chronicles. It was alright but not like what I had hoped for. But I LOVE resident evil and so I will be very positive about this game!

Vambran
Vambran

MP only resident evil is not really my thing but i still might buy this on brand name alone.

pokecharm
pokecharm

gameplay has look and feel of RE, the commentary threw me for a second though :)

jecht_35
jecht_35

I would give it a chance can't be any worse then 4 or 5, wounder how zombies look in 3D

franzito
franzito

I don't know... The last RE which ended up in DS as kinda disappointment.

Specter02147
Specter02147

@Solid Snake You and others need to get over being able to shot and move. It was the last damn thing that kept Resident Evil from being a full out run and gun

Mixi360
Mixi360

100 percent buy this 3D console

S0LIDSNAKE87
S0LIDSNAKE87

years ago, sorry but ps3 autospell is annoying, saying autospell on ipod touch is frustrating

S0LIDSNAKE87
S0LIDSNAKE87

I find it funny how the shooting while walking are in both games but it shows it could have been added ears ago, so why wasn't it? Freakin hyped about both games though! :)

BlackSnake123
BlackSnake123

This is not a new idea,resident evil Gun Survivor 4 was also taking place on a boat.

majere613
majere613

Interesting- Jill on a big boat. End of the last RE movie- everyone on a boat. Looks like they're planning to cross-pollinate some action set-pieces again :)

BlackSnake123
BlackSnake123

Capcom is just so greedy,won't they stop milking this game? i am tired of RE nonsense!

NMOne
NMOne

Interesting. Moving while aiming.....whoda thought??

liam82517
liam82517

Any excuse to get people to buy a mini game at a full game price point.

3v1LR0n1N
3v1LR0n1N

@DJ_Redline actually Dead Aim wasn't a rail shooter....but it was a light gun game, dont get it confused with most light gun games, which were rail shooters. i personally love the game, but then again i haven't played an RE game i didn't like (i do have some dislikes in a certain GBC game i must admit)

WhitedogRT
WhitedogRT

@DJ_Redline Actually, he's right. Barry and Leon were the main characters in Resident Evil Gaiden for the GBC. It was set on an ocean liner and is not canon as per CAPCOM.

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

@LinkNintendo No, because Mercenaries isn't out til at least August. Lots of stuff we don't know yet.

LinkNintendo
LinkNintendo

jusst a correction. Here, on the 3rd paragraph, I suppose the intention was to spell 'Revelations', not 'Mercenaries'. "In the Revelations demo, gamers will assume the role of Jill Valentine, who mysteriously finds herself charged with slaying zombies aboard an ocean liner. Capcom expects to reveal more information on Mercenaries at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo in June."

Superzone
Superzone

I'm glad I didn't get a 3DS at launch because of the weak lineup, but man, once Zelda and Mercenaries 3D come out, it's just going to be a barrage of amazing games. Can't wait to get one this summer.

DJ_Redline
DJ_Redline

The game on the ship didn't star Barry, but it sure did suck. It was Dead Aim and it was a rail shooter. Campaign lasted 2 hours maximum and was a horrible storyline. I remember how mad I was that I bought the game when it first came out. Huge RE fan, but not a Dead Aim fan at all

Barighm
Barighm

An ocean liner? Wasn't there an older RE game that took place on a ship? It starred Barry though, and I think Leon makes an appearance. This some sort of remake passing as an original game? Ah, well...won't know till I play. Wish it had an RE2 character in it though. The best RE games always have Leon, Claire, or Ada in it. Kind of funny actually.

thom_maytees
thom_maytees

Even though the 3DS' launch lineup leaves more to be desired, at least the latter releases will be much better.

fkbwii
fkbwii

Are they going back to zombies?!

1uP_OnYou
1uP_OnYou

What are you waiting for an invitation. Let the lead out!!

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

Between the new Resident Evil, Skyrim, and Battlefield 3, it will be one busy winter.

Vegna_Infamous
Vegna_Infamous

If I remember, the incomplete creature in revelations is a regenerator. Not too sure. Anyway, I am dying to own Revelations for my brand spanking new 3DS!

santinegrete
santinegrete

@KillerJuan77: Either because it's for Nintendo or the Blood Effects are absent because is work in progress footage. The 2nd one likely, Nintendo has left that 'taboo' about blood in games some time now.