There’s no doubt that Resident Evil: Revelations, the 3DS installment of the popular survival horror franchise, was one of the biggest releases for the handheld last year, even snagging an honorable mention in our “Best 3DS Games of 2012” awards (not to mention scoring a rather glowing review from our own Katharine Byrne). Still, despite all of these accolades, it seems the game’s sales didn’t quite live up to Capcom’s expectations, which is why it is being ported over to various home consoles later this year.
In an interview with Eurogamer, series producer Masachika Kawata discussed his future plans for the franchise and talked more about the impetus behind these ports: “Going by the 3DS market at the time we released the game, it was definitely a success and we’re certainly hoping we can repeat that success with the home console version.” He went on to elaborate: “Given the large development costs we had on the 3DS version, we would have liked to have even a little more sales than we did in the end.”
Of course, Kawata was quick to reiterate that while the title didn’t sell quite as well as the company had hoped it would, “that doesn’t mean we saw it as a failure by any means.” Still, one has to wonder whether or not this will affect the chances of any future Resident Evil titles coming to the 3DS, at least in an exclusive capacity.
Resident Evil: Revelations will be ported over to PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U this May. Have you already played the 3DS version? Do you plan on picking up one of its HD ports? Let us know what you think in the comments section!
Source: Nintendo Life