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access_time November 2, 2011 at 9:24 AM in Features by AJ Dellinger

Resident Evil: Revelations to Bare Hefty Price Tag

It’s taken gamers quite some time to finaly adjust to the price tag of $60 for a new video game on the console. It’s a hefty investment, but that’s what the market dictates the games to be worth. Over on the portable platforms, we’re used to seeing price tags in the $20 to $40 range, even for new releases. The folks at Capcom have other ideas when it comes to Resident Evil: Revelations.

The cost of the 3DS experience set in the Resident Evil universe will cost gamers a pretty penny, or in this case a pretty $50 bill. Seems a bit excessive for a portable game, but Capcom disagrees. They back the price point, as one would expect, and provided the following statement:

Resident Evil Revelations is an all new Resident Evil title with over 20 hours of gameplay, and cutscenes beautifully rendered in fear-inducing 3D .A true console experience on a handheld device, Resident Evil Revelations is an epic title that offers both a single-player campaign for that classic survival horror gaming experience, and an additional RAID mode that can be played cooperatively or single player. To handle all of that data Resident Evil Revelations requires a 4GB cartridge, resulting in a higher price point.

Not included in Capcom’s reasoning: They really like money. All kidding aside, the game does look great. Can one argue with the PR logic? Of course, but until we see just how expansive and detailed the game truly is, it’s hard to say if the price tag is worth it.



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