According to Spanish site Meristation, it has been confirmed that RAID MODE (with online Co-Op) will return in Resident Evil: Revelations 2.
Once again, Raid Mode will be more action oriented than the regular campaign mode. With a constant wave of powerful enemies. Players will be able to unlock new content in that mode. Such as new characters and weapons.
New Revelations 2 info - No online Co-Op, No ties with first game
4gamer has provided us with new information on Resident Evil: Revelations 2. They interviewed producers Masachika Kawata, Anpo and Okabe, on several aspects of the game.
In terms of story or plot, Revelations 2 will have no connection whatsoever with the first game. Despite said game ending with an epilogue scene that was practically a cliffhanger.
Players will explore several new locations within the fortified island. They also confirmed that there will be a ‘zapping system’ in place that will make it possible to switch between characters in the single player campaign. Co-op will be available, but only offline.
There will be no online Co-Op in Revelations 2. The producers explained the lack of online Co-Op & Moira’s role this way:
Anpo: We adopted online co-op with “5” and “6” but unlike both those games, “REVELATIONS 2” is not a game where two characters fight with guns. Fundamentally, Moira is a character with low combat ability and plays a support role of holding a light to stun enemies, or knocking them with bars to stop their movement.
Okabe: Of course, we could’ve had online for this title. However, we did it offline-limited this time because we thought that particularly the latter character would be disappointed with the other character attacking while they were in a fixed support role.
Moira Burton was described as having a rebellious streak. This will cause her to have some friction with Claire, initially. However, she is expected to grow as a character in this game. As much of the story will actually involve her character.
Revelations 2 will place most of the focus on traditional horror. And shooting will be kept to a minimum. Players will start their adventure without any weapons.
Famitsu scans & details of Resident Evil Revelations 2!
Here’s some of the information included in the magazine article (warning: The translation might not be very accurate. Also, watch out for spoilers):
Moira Burton is a new staff member of Terra Save. She’s the 20 year old daughter of Barry Burton. She generally has a cheerful personality. But she’s also known for using harsh language at times.
The headquarters of Terra Save is attacked by a special forces unit.
The attackers believe that Claire is a spy. One that has been disclosing confidential information. Both Claire and Moira are kidnapped.
Claire finds herself alone inside a prison cell on an island. She discovers a mysterious bracelet on her wrist.
She later finds Moira, who is also trapped inside the facility.
Claire and Moira set out to explore their surroundings in order to find clues that will lead them to freedom.
Moira has no combat experience. And cannot use any weapons. However, she can use a flashlight to help Claire see her surroundings. The flashlight can also momentously blind the enemies. Very convenient!
Players can switch between both characters in real-time. However, the game is designed to be played mainly with Claire.
The new enemies are known as ‘The Infected’. They react like wild animals around humans. And will attack them mercilessly until they’re dead.
They apparently find someone who is familiar to them. That person dies.