Resident Evil: Revelations Wii U features detailed

Upcoming action game will tap into Miiverse, use GamePad as mini-map; Rachel confirmed as playable character for Raid Mode.

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Capcom today detailed the features exclusive to the Wii U version of upcoming zombie-shooter Resident Evil: Revelations. The Wii U GamePad will can be used as a mini-map as well as a means to manage weapon inventory, Capcom said.

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In addition, Resident Evil: Revelations for Wii U will tap into Miiverse. Players will be able to post messages and leave tips for other players about how to successfully navigate a certain area or anything they wish. In addition, gamers can write messages for monsters (pictured).

The game also supports off-screen play through the GamePad.

On top of Wii U-specific news, Capcom announced that all versions of Resident Evil: Revelations will include Rachel as a playable character in the game's Raid Mode. This is in addition to the previously announced Hunk. Both new characters will be playable this weekend for those attending PAX East in Boston, Mass.

Lastly, Capcom announced that all versions of Resident Evil: Revelations will feature two new enemies: the Wall Blister and an unnamed creature.

Resident Evil: Revelations launches for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PC on May 21. For more, check out GameSpot's review of the original 3DS version.

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