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Submitted by MattyF 574d ago | news

Capcom explains why 'Resident Evil Revelations' isn’t coming to PS Vita

On Wednesday morning, Capcom addressed questions concerning PS Vita’s omission from the re-release of “Resident Evil Revelations”. The reasons may surprise you. (PS Vita, Resident Evil Revelations)

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Snookies12  +   574d ago | Well said
So... They just didn't want to do it basically... Oh Crapcom, you fail all the time this generation.

I'll make sure to get this used for my 3DS. Don't want money going to them. So weird saying that when I hate buying used because of that exact reason. This is the one company that deserves it.
PraxxtorCruel  +   574d ago
Funny had it been the other way round and you would've more than likely been slamming the 3ds for being 'old tech' and completely pointless and that the Vita was far superior and the sorts and that they made the right decision and I'm sure then you would've been happy to give your money to them. Ah some people.
cpayne93  +   574d ago
Funny that you would make a baseless judgment about another user... There are no lifers who devote their lives to loving any of the three companies, so don't act like it's all one sided. There's no reason to try to start an argument with someone who's being reasonable.
Snookies12  +   574d ago
I have a 3DS...... So, no. I would not have slammed it for that.
phantomexe  +   574d ago
snookies no but most on here would. Saying they wouldnt, wood be likeing saying n4g is a site with no fanboys. Sony fanboys would smell blood in the water and be all over it. I love my ps3 but my vita......its a train wreck and it needs some great games.RE would of been nice. Btw people do not write out a list of games saying these are great vita games. Ive seen it and still only own two that were even worth getting.
LOGICWINS  +   574d ago
"Sony fanboys would smell blood in the water and be all over it."

ROFL..I just spit out my water.
lettiestefan5   574d ago | Spam
Red_Orange_Juice  +   574d ago
dodgy bs reason, just say there are way to little Vita's out there to make it worthwile
cgoodno  +   573d ago
***Sony fanboys would smell blood in the water and be all over it. ***

You mean like how a 'non-Sony-fanboy' started the whole debate by calling someone else a fanboy indirectly and saying how they would have said something if it was different?

Pot, kettle, and all that.
ABizzel1  +   574d ago
@Snookies12

Basically. There's no excuse as to why this game isn't being ported to the Vita. Most people don't have surround sound in their homes, and there's no way to determine what size or even what kind of TV they have to say,

"…. when we were developing Revelations for new platforms we really wanted to hone in on the experience you get with a large format screen, surround sound, etc. This type of setup really helps players get sucked into the horror vibe and enjoy the game to its fullest extent."

People are still gaming on SD TV's. That response was utter BS. I don't know what's going on over there, but Capcom are starting to lose touch with reality. If it's because the Vita hasn't sold well, then say it. Don't lie about it.

Ugh. I'm so done with Capcom, they're on my Bethesda list.
doogiebear  +   574d ago
Even if vita sales are low at the moment, Capcom could have released it only on the psn store instead of retail. I mean, it's not fair that they put it on Wii U but not Vita, when both systems are about neck-and-neck in sales.
jetlian  +   574d ago
Don do you even think before you speak? wii u is 2 months old and vita is a year old. Why would they be looking at vita over wiiu?

Anyway l'll wait for the HD one. I was planning on getting 3dsxl but maybe not yet. project x zone and maybe layton(never played any) are the only games for the handheld

Sony needs to get some more uncharteds, ac3l, gravity rush, like games stat
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adorie  +   574d ago
O.O Did you change the word 's***' to Bethesda?
Servbot41  +   574d ago
It's not being ported because the Vita is selling incredibly poorly, and Sony doesn't seem to care about fixing the situation. Why should third parties risk it when Sony themselves aren't even bothering with their own handheld?
jeeves86  +   574d ago
@ servbot

there's only so much that Sony can do. This sounds more like a Capcom issue than a Sony one.
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1Victor  +   574d ago
@ Snookies12 I know what you mean I as well don't buy used or trade in my games. oh don't forget craptivision. I'll skip on this one till the price go down i'm not paying more for a year old handheld remade for home consoles with a higher price than the original. good job at milking out the fans dry crapcom
listenkids  +   574d ago
Belting out cracking games for 25 years, a couple of shit decisions of recent years and they don't deserve anything. Nice.
Buff1044  +   574d ago
No one's buying the Vita. Business decision.
r21  +   574d ago
The four million people out there are no one now?
audigo15   574d ago | Spam
AnimeAvenger  +   573d ago
Well they did good with Revelations, so buy it new. They did an amazing job...can't say much for the other new RE titles though.
MoveTheGlow  +   573d ago
Actually, the quote completely makes sense if you think about it. The architecture's too different between the 3DS and the PS Vita... to make a port - even a lazy port that didn't require too much staff time, just enough to get the technical crap down.

Staff time equals money. They're being really dainty about it with that quote, but they are saying they don't want to invest money on that port.

They didn't want to invest money in porting Revelations to the Vita because they didn't think they'd get a fair return on that investment. The Vita doesn't have a broad enough user base yet... unless they bought a Vita for the game. Would you buy a Vita for Revelations alone? Do they have their killer app yet (and not Sound Shapes, that's also for the PS3, amazing, and for a niche audience of people who actually like well-made games)? Revelations won't appeal to every single owner of the system, too, so don't throw a weak user base number out there and assume four million unit sales.

Nope. So they didn't invest any money. It's the one thing Scamcom's said in the past year or so that made any sense to me (don't even get me started on Megaman).

TongkatAli, below, has the best idea: Make a Vita-exclusive Resident Evil game, one made for it. One so good that people *will* buy the system for the game.

...good luck with that, though, since Capcom has kinda been not so great with Resident Evil as of late.
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StraightPath  +   573d ago
vita trying to borrow killer 3ds games
smashman98  +   574d ago
R u one of the people that complained about re6 because if so you really got the concept of vote with ur wallet ass backwards
cmpunk53  +   574d ago
Then why the heck do we keep getting lego 3ds version games for our vita when they are "EXTREMELY" different beast.
Root  +   574d ago
Hey....you guys still have a Sony hand-held Resident Evil game to do...it was revealed for the PSP but I'm guessing you should do it on the PSV now.
maddfoxx  +   574d ago
I never heard about that one. Can someone post a link? :)
miyamoto  +   574d ago
yeah its Resident Evil portable
i wonder what happened to that thing
Kratoscar2008  +   573d ago
cashcom hates Sony, thats why we didnt got DMC PSP too.
anzil  +   573d ago
do u guys think capcom will be the next thq?
miyamoto  +   573d ago
I think its not that Capcom hates Sony PlayStation.
Many Capcom huge mega hits are born on PlayStation platform like Resident Evil, Monster Hunter etc.

I think it's Nintendo's deal with Capcom to keep PlayStation from total domination of the games industry. Remember Capcom 5 games like RE4, Viewtiful Joe, exclusivity? And now its Mon Hun. We will see if this works this time.
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Kamikaze135  +   574d ago
I don't even think they try to come up with excuses anymore. Seems like they just spit out the first words that pop into their heads. I wouldn't be surprised if their next excuse sounds something like "we're not porting X game to Y system because we wanted to start our vacation early"
TongkatAli  +   574d ago
Make a exclusive Vita RE game with Rebecca. I'm tired of Jill, Chris and Leon never ending adventures.

Edit: Come on the girl went through hell in RE 0 and babysat Chris in RE 1. She deserves a second epic game and throw in Billy too, they make a good team : )

I can't put my faith in the RE games without Mikami. Its a waste liking this franchise in this day and age.
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TheFallenAngel  +   574d ago
Oh hell I'm tired of residents evil stupid story lines now.
Cam977  +   574d ago
Birry was rearry coor, they should bring him into the new city during the zombie outbreak and show how he is doing.
sitharrefus  +   574d ago
Claire needs to come back!
swansong  +   574d ago
They ported street fighter x tekken to the Vita, I'm sure they could do this game.Nintendo must of told them not to do any games on Vita but the fighting games.
SuperShyGuy  +   574d ago
lol, same BS reason Platinum gave for no Metal Gear: Rising on Wii U.

The real reason: We don't think we will make enough money to make the effort worth it.
tehpees3  +   574d ago
People would call bull no matter what they say but they should at least have the face to tell the truth.
ABizzel1  +   574d ago
Unfortunately that has proven true. Looking at the sale of Wii-U games not named Nintendo Land and Super Mario Bros. U, the best selling game "ZombiU" hasn't even broke the 500,000 mark.

Not saying that the Vita has done any better, but the simple fact that they're taking a chance to port it to Wii-U and not Vita is complete BS.
SuperShyGuy  +   574d ago
Thing about Zombie U it got a broken nose in the form a review score of 3 even before it got out of the starting gates. Turns out it really didn't deserve a 3.
HarvesterOSarow  +   574d ago
RE is dead to me, and has been dead to me for years. It sucks Vita misses out on a game, but it probably would have been crappy anyway. Because of Capcom of course, not the Vita.
Snookies12  +   574d ago
As much as I loathe Capcom, they actually did right on Revelations. It's an actual Resident Evil from what I've played on the 3DS version, it's what RE5 and RE6 should have been.
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ayabrea93  +   574d ago
I suppose they just wanted to focus on consoles which is the whole point of this update. I would like to see a resident evil for vita though, whatever happened to the psp one, did it become revelations?
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   574d ago
I've got an idea, how about make Resident Evil Outbreak for the Vita instead. That game is long overdue...........
kupomogli  +   574d ago
A compilation of both games with updated graphics. But Capcom, if you ever do this, please cut down the load times.

Resident Evil Outbreak 1 and 2 are my two favorite games in the series. Mikami and Capcom made Resident Evil 4 a shooter, but later released Outbreak 1 and 2, the true evolution to the series.

Just think if Outbreak sales were good, where would we be now with Resident Evil? You've really got to think because Outbreak had many revolutionary features to the franchise. In J's Bar, zombies from outside would continue to either walk in the bar or crawl over the barrels into the bar. Zombies would knock open doors, so even though you might be in a room where there isn't a zombie, there's a possibility you're not in a room where there can't be a zombie. The one facility had zombies that would go from room to room since there are automatic doors, Hunters would chase you down from room to room, etc. The hospital had zombies and the leech man.

So in Resident Evil your only melee weapons were usually knives. Not in the Outbreak series. Crutches, brooms, etc. Anything you could find was usable. You could pick up a nail gun and either nail boards to the wall to stop zombies from progressing or you could use the nail gun to shoot zombies.

While Resident Evil 4 went the direction of shooter. Resident Evil Outbreak was more survival horror.
Kratoscar2008  +   573d ago
Well said, i think that Outbreak was a game ahead of its time since it released when online in consoles was starting to be standard.

Releasing now RE O with current online capabilities is a no brainer really, even today RE O is a beloved game, almost every time i mentioned how Otbreak was great here i rarelly had any disagrees, to boot RE O 2 introduced shoot while walking but it still didnt made the game any easier.

Hopefully they reboot the series, i mean its now or never.

On topic

Thats BS Cashcom.
ScubaSteve1  +   574d ago
i know for one thing someone at capcom doesn't know how to spell revelations. i hope they get it right this time
Riderz1337  +   574d ago
"Because we hate Sony"
pandaboy  +   574d ago
"because our game wouldn't sell on the vita"
Tei777  +   574d ago
lol, I'm Vita's starved userbase would lap up RE:revelations. Especially in japan
Riderz1337  +   574d ago
It might if they spell Revelations right this time.
WeAreLegion  +   574d ago
The Vita user base is not starved though. We have plenty of games to play. We get new games every week. O_o
ABizzel1  +   574d ago
And it's going to sell on Wii-U?

ZombiU aka the 3rd best selling, and Non-Nintendo game has yet to break 500k, but it's getting it.
kupomogli  +   574d ago
The Wii U has 10 games that sold 100,000 or more. Zombie U is the third highest selling Wii U game with 320,000.

The Vita has 34 games that sold 100,000 or more. Who knows how many more since Sony doesn't share digital sales. These are games that have been out around Wii U's release date and numbers they've sold. Playstation All Stars with 120,000, Need For Speed Most Wanted with 240,000, Ragnarok Odyssey with 200,000, Persona 4 Golden with 340,000, Assassin's Creed 3 Liberation with 560,000, and Black Ops Declassified with 590,000.

Assassin's Creed 3 on the Wii U was only released 20 days later than the other consoles. Why did it only sell 100,000 when both the PS360 sold four million each? Oh. That's right. Rarely does anything third party sell huge numbers on Nintendo consoles.

Most Nintendo fans buy nothing but first party games and the only reasosn third parties get the sales that they do is because there are people out there that are into games and not because "it's Nintendo, it's Sony, it's Microsoft." There are some great Wii games that sold horribly because it didn't have Mario, Wii something or other, etc, on the title.

No offense to all Nintendo fans. Just pandaboy and rabid fanboys like him.

*edit*

Also. This may or may not be the reason it's not coming to the Vita, but didn't Nintendo pay Capcom to develop Revelations as an exclusive portable? Maybe Capcom is unable to port it over to the Vita even if they wanted to because of the wording on a contract agreement?

As a Vita owner myself, there are a lot of good games on there, but if games like Asphalt Injection and Dungeon Hunter Alliance sold 100,000 then I'm sure Resident Evil Revelations would as well.
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contradictory  +   574d ago
"When asked why there is no PS Vita version, he replied:"

" when we were developing Revelations for new platforms we really wanted to hone in on the experience you get with a large format screen, surround sound, etc. This type of setup really helps players get sucked into the horror vibe and enjoy the game to its fullest extent."

okay? so you're saying that you have no reason not to
get it for Ps Vita?
dafuq capcom?
dafuq?
NYC_Gamer  +   574d ago
Why not just come out and say they didn't wanna port it to PSV?instead of some bull crap excuse like this....
TheGameHuntah  +   574d ago
Because Capcom already destroy Resident Evil franchise!! that's why!!
I don't know what's going on in Capcom, but I hope they don't screw up Street Fighter
MasterCornholio  +   574d ago
Sucks but at least its coming to the PS3 which will have proper controls unlike the 3DS version (even with the clunky CPP accessory)
HorrorGod  +   574d ago
I don't understand why so many people are crying over this.
If you own a VITA, chances are you own a PS3. So.... you're STILL getting to play the game! Who cares if it's not coming out on the fancy $300 handheld you just had-to-have at launch? You still will get to play it. Get over it.

I'd rather Capcom release a completely new/original RE title for the VITA (you know, like the announced "Resident Evil Portable" for PSP some years back?)
FlyingFoxy  +   574d ago
Vita has been out for a little while now, and not EVERYONE as you put it who owns a Vita also owns a PS3.. i sold mine ages ago because my consoles mostly gather dust as i'm a PC gamer, but i do like using handhelds. so there.
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HorrorGod  +   574d ago
I didn't say everyone who owns a Vita owns a PS3. I said "Chances are."
Most people I've been seeing complain are mentioning the "cross buy" feature, which would imply that.. They own a PS3.

Sorry you don't own one. Your complaint is then justified. Now go buy a 3DS.
Braid  +   574d ago
But everybody owns at least a laptop nowadays so Vita-only owners will most probably be fine too as long as they have a semi-decent PC that can run this game at 720p. This game is an HD remake of a 3DS title, so the system requirements can't be too high unless the game is getting a serious visual overhaul which I doubt would be the case. Seems like the lack of a Vita version will not prevent anyone from playing the game, though it'd be great to have it in Vita's library and I'd gladly buy a copy myself.
J86blum  +   574d ago
Revelations on PS3 with crossplay support

Capcom (troll face)

That would be funny.

I could see Capcom doing this just so you have to buy the retail version. so they dont have to sell it for 39.99 on the vita.
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boybato  +   574d ago
knowing Capcom... this makes a lot of sense. lol
Kingthrash360  +   574d ago
Smh... Sheesh woulda been nice. I've tried to ignor the whole " Capcom is fuckin up" comments and stuff, but this.... Yeah, it starting to look true. They are making some really bad choices... Along with really bad excuses.
hot4play  +   574d ago
BS excuse!
Its probably because of a Capcom-Nintendo deal --- of course they wouldn't allow a Vita port, that would directly compete with the 3ds original and make it look graphically inferior.

Wasted opportunity there Capcom....
You still owe us PSP/Vita owners for RE Portable!
J86blum  +   574d ago
if the cApcom nintendo deal wa legit then wish they bring REmake over since it was two consoles ago..wow. two ago/
Plagasx  +   574d ago
So basically they were lazy.
FlyingFoxy  +   574d ago
Well it could've looked a fair bit better on Vita to be honest.

I have a 3DS and this game, it does look very good for a 3DS game i will admit.. but what annoys me is the comfort level of the 3DS its self, square sides = not comfy to hold for a while, and the slidepad really has so little grip that my thumb begins to slide off if i hold a direction for 10 seconds or more.

seriously nintendo, why make the slidepad have no grip at all?. On that note, i find Vita is much more comfortable to hold due to its rounded sides, and i don't have that trouble with the control sticks slipping on Vita.
pedroyamato  +   574d ago
In other words:

Vita is not powerful enough for it.
one2thr  +   574d ago
Well my PS Vita say's otherwise, and it has plenty of untapped potential. (VIA vita)
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pedroyamato  +   574d ago
Got your point dude. But it is not my words

"when we were developing Revelations for new platforms we really wanted to hone in on the experience you get with a large format screen, surround sound, etc. This type of setup really helps players get sucked into the horror vibe and enjoy the game to its fullest extent"

The guy just said vita does not have the features to do it. If he is lying or not it is not my fault. But these are his words. Fanboys can hate on me but they cant change vita's fate...

hehehe
one2thr  +   574d ago
I understand your point, but what "fate" could they have possibly change by releasing a 3DS game on other platforms BESIDED the Vita?...

If anything this article, can be taken as a p!ss poor excuse of not wanting to release/port their title to the Vita, or better yet maybe they didn't want fuel a debate between the two games that have DS owners mad and thinking "why it look better on the sucky, vita amd not my 3DS?" basically the same debates between multiplatform games on home consoles...

Well come to think of it, I don't think there has been a multiplat title released as of yet, that has been used to judge the pro and cons between the two handheld consoles that sparked a debate based on which console has the better product?... Even though its something completely childish to think about, but its still something to think about....

BTW: I do/did not agree or disagree with your comment...
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hot4play  +   574d ago
"In other words:

Vita is not powerful enough for it."

@pedroyamato YOU WISH.

"when we were developing Revelations for new platforms we really wanted to hone in on the experience you get with a large format screen, surround sound, etc. This type of setup really helps players get sucked into the horror vibe and enjoy the game to its fullest extent"

Pffft, yeah because a 16:9 OLED screen and a pair of headphones can't achieve the same effect. /s

"3DS and PS-vita infrastructure let alone developing games for them are extremely different beasts. Even just the screens as you mention are completely different resolutions/functions."

So basically, they thought that allocating resources for the Vita wasn't "worth it". Why? Because of the smaller user base? Then how do you explain the Wii U version?

If publishers are gonna lie for their PR moves, the least they could do is make it believable. Capcom you are so lazy and greedy.

I have nothing against the 3DS but on the other hand I also want the Vita to be supported as well. Wouldn't it be great if there were two successful gaming handhelds on the market competing against tablets and phones? Unless of course Nintendo wants the market all to itself (that's why it's "proactive" in acquiring key franchises for the 3ds) Good for 3ds owners i guess....
extermin8or  +   574d ago
.... so they can make it for the ps3; something every other dev pretty much has said is very like the vita in terms of how easy it is to port games between the two- yet they can't make a vita version..... wtf?
ElectricKaibutsu  +   574d ago
Well, Tearaway still looks awesome.
Drainage  +   574d ago
because the Vita is dead unfortunately . Killzone hopefully gives it a reason to own for a total bundle of $199
younghavok  +   574d ago
People are saying its a bad choice but how? When big name titles like AC and CoD fail to sell a year into the consoles life, how could the cost of porting and distributing warrant the risk? Compare the Vita to WiiU all you want, one has been out for 2months, one has been out over a year and software wise they are damn close in sales. Plus nintendo hasnt released digital sales numbers either. Capcom released MH on the Wii u in japan and thats nearing 200k in a lil over a month at retail, with an install base of 700k. thats 25% attach rate. At the rate its going it could become a million seller globaly.

I understand people want the titles to come to Vita, Wii owners felt the same for a long time, but with poor hardware and software sales its not going to happen. At least not right now. Im sure majority of these vita owners own a console or at least a 3ds, buy it there instead and stop pretending you know what a multimillion dollar company should and should not do. Funny how upset so many of you are behind "Crapcom's" decision. Guess they arent that crappy afterall. Hell the developer of Ninja Bread Man didnt get this level of attention
porkChop  +   574d ago
That's a lame excuse. If they made the game for the 3DS then obviously it wasn't meant for a bigger screen. And then they say another problem is the different resolutions and functions. Well no shit, you'll have to deal with that same problem on every other platform you're porting the game to as well. And it would be a hell of a lot easier/cheaper to port it to the Vita.

This is just Capcom being Capcom. They've really gone down the shitter this gen. They have a few good games, but it's so hard to find them between all the mediocre piles of dog shit and mountains of on-disc "DLC".
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