Capcom confirms microtransactions in RE: Revelations 2

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Issuing a statement to Kotaku, Capcom confirmed that their up-coming episodic Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will include microtransactions.

These microtransactions won’t impact the standard single player part of the game, but will affect the optional Raid Mode. This optional Raid Mode will have character’s lives counted by things called “life crystals”. Upon starting the Raid Mode you will receive 2 life crystals and can gain extra life crystals through playing or by paying money.

The Capcom representative explains the life crystals like this; “The crystals essentially act as continues (re spawns) in Raid mode when players die. Blue life crystals can be earned through playing daily missions and red life crystals can be bought.”

“The two crystals act the same, but there’s an option to buy if players run out of blue (earned) crystals or don’t want to spend the time earning them. If players have both blue and red crystals, the game will prioritize the blue crystals over the red ones. Again, these are only used in Raid mode and not in the main campaign.”

RE: Revelations 2‘s Raid Mode is an offline single-player/split-screen co-op mode that will feature 200 levels that increase in difficulty over the game’s four episodes.

Are these “optional” microtransactions alright with you? Or does the inclusion of these microtransactions lessen your interest in Resident Evil: Revelations 2? Let us know in the comments below.

Written by Kyle Jessee

Kyle Jessee

Your lone Kentucky writer on staff. Loves the Big Blue Nation, rock music, and Resistance 2 (the best in the series).

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