Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Will Be Released Episodically

Capcom will release the game's four chapters on a weekly basis before launching physical disc version.

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Capcom announced today that upcoming zombie-themed game Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will be released episodically, somewhat like Telltale Games' popular Walking Dead series.

Building on the way in which the original Resident Evil: Revelations told its story across TV-like episodes, the sequel takes things further. The game is composed of four main chapters, each of which will be released as individual episodes--one per week.

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Episodes will sell for $6 each, or you can buy the "Complete Season" for $25. If you bought every episode individually, it would cost $24. So what does spending the extra dollar get you?

This bundle includes the four chapters and some "additional game content," which will be announced later. Once the four episodes are released, Capcom will launch a disc-based version of Revelations 2, featuring the four chapters and additional content, for $40.

Capcom adds that the retail disc version of Revelations 2 will include "further gameplay content" on top of the additional content included with the Complete Season.

Revelations 2 aims to keep you hooked like a TV show, in that each weekly episode will end on a cliffhanger. This should "spur further conversation and speculation," Capcom says.

The game is coming to Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. As was previously rumored, the game follows Claire Redfield and Barry Burton's daughter, Moira Burton. Here is how Capcom sets up the story for the first episode:

"The party is crashed, Claire and Moira are knocked unconscious and taken to a mysterious detention center located on an island. They soon encounter demented, writhing enemies called Afflicted roaming the halls of this abandoned facility, and have to team up to survive. The real question is, who brought them here? And... why?"

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch

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