Resident Evil Revelations was among the best 3DS games that later saw a console port as well. The title gave a new hope to fans of the series, who had concerns over the direction of this franchise.
When Resident Evil: Revelations 2 was announced, no one expected that it won’t be coming to 3DS. Not only 3DS, it isn’t coming on any Nintendo platform. 3DS gave Revelations success and to see the sequel not coming out on the platform is a disappointment for 3DS users.
Nintendo fans want some answers and after a while, Producer Michiteru Okabe finally have an answer. Now, I’ll let you be the judge of how satisfying this explanation is:
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.
If porting it to handheld is the problem then why is the game coming out for PS Vita? Or is porting it to Nintendo’s handheld or console is an issue?
The game isn’t coming to the Wii U as well which is a big problem for the system, as third party support is already limited. Many studios including Ubisoft has stopped porting majority of their games to Wii U.
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