Capcom on lack of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 for 3DS, “no plans” for Wii U
Resident Evil: Revelations was initially a 3DS-only game. So it’s definitely a shame to see that the sequel, Resident Evil: Revelations 2, isn’t planned for the portable whatsoever.
Producer Michiteru Okabe explained to DigitalSpy why this is so:
“The original game was released on home consoles a little while after the 3DS. It was called the ‘Unveiled Edition’ in Japan but just Resident Evil Revelations for consoles in the West. That’s where our starting point for the sequel is in a sense, the versions that were already on home platforms. It’s partly a technical reason. We have our own custom engine called the MT Framework, and as the mobile and home console versions are quite different technically, given that we were taking the home console versions as a starting point, it just led somewhat naturally. We tried to release it on as many platforms as we could, and that later became a selection of current and next-gen Xbox and PlayStation platforms as well as PC, so that’s how we ended up with that.”
You may remember that Resident Evil: Revelations eventually came to consoles – like Wii U. But as is the case with 3DS, there are “no plans” to bring Revelations 2 to Nintendo’s console, according to Okabe.