Official Nintendo Magazine tease revealed as Resident Evil Revelations
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Published on February 9th, 2013

Last month’s tease from Official Nintendo Magazine was met with a frenzy of speculation.

“Are you scared? You should be…,” the publication had teased regarding this month’s issue. “World Exclusive! The first look at a stunning new game.”

Copies of the latest issue are today arriving with subscribers, confirming that such tease was made in relation to the recent announcement that Resident Evil Revelations is headed to Wii U.

There’s an extensive 10-page feature on the game, which won’t hide too many surprises for those that previously played it through on Nintendo 3DS.

What will be of most interest is that the game will support off-TV play and using the Wii U Pro Controller, with the Wii U GamePad allowing quick inventory changes and access to multi-level 3D maps.

“There’s a joke going around in Japan at the moment about using Off TV Play to play your Wii U games on the Bullet Train, as long as you get on of the seats with a power outlet, so we wanted to make sure Bullet Train play was possible with Revelations,” jests producer Tsukasa Takenaka.

He adds, “I wouldn’t want to be so presumptuous as to say that everyone will enjoy one version more than another, but there are definitely features in the Nintendo Wii U version that are not found on other consoles.”

Takenaka is keen to assure fans that this isn’t just an upscaled port either, with the graphics engine having been written specifically for Nintendo’s new console according to the magazine.

“He continues, “All of the lighting effects and filters have been rebuilt from the ground up, which improves the general quality of the environments. If you’ve played the 3DS version, the difference should be apparent in the first 10 minutes of the game.”

The next issue of Official Nintendo Magazine will go on sale on Wednesday 13th February.

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