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Submitted by VirtualKatz 1102d ago | opinion piece

Vita only console, portable and home, to not get RE: Revelations.... Why?

Resident Evil is coming to more than just the 3DS, in fact we know that before its all said and done, all systems will have the game.... with the exception of the Playstation Vita. Kawata responds and we share our speculations. What's yours? (3DS, Capcom, Dev, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Resident Evil Revelations, Resident Evil Revelations Unveiled Edition, Wii U, Xbox 360)

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miyamoto  +   1103d ago
Where is Resident Evil Portable?
Mounce  +   1102d ago
I honestly think Revelations 'was' RE Portable which was meant for PSP, but since 3DS came about, RE scrapped that idea and brought it to Nintendo instead.

Same thing happened with Ubisoft whom were making an Assassin's Creed game for the 3DS and later scrapped to go to the Vita as they found it more towards what features they were trying to make and I think that then became AC Liberation.

I'd honestly buy RE Revelations if it went on the Vita :/ I'd rather have it as a handheld than a console game.
SpoonyRedMage  +   1102d ago
Actually the Assassin's Creed for 3DS became part of Assassin's Creed: Revelations for PS3/360/PC.
Mounce  +   1102d ago
@Spoony - You REALLY think a sequel like Revelations that was based off AC2 and AC Brotherhood which were console games, would just simply go to 3DS?.... Tbh, that sounds stupid.

Only time AC games ever have gone on handheld are if they were Sidestories, but not MAIN chapters to the story.... Ubisoft wouldn't do such a stupid thing as put a main game sequel randomly on a handheld and at that, cripple their fanbase and console consumer-base.
BlackWolf  +   1102d ago
Revelations was originally a 3DS tittle. It would have been called Assassin's Creed: Lost Legacy, but it was cancelled, and it's main elements went into the development of Revelations.

Before commenting, investigate. That way, you can get arguments to back up your claims.
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bullymangLer  +   1102d ago
between the Vita and the 3DS, why no Revelations for vita?

1. The Vita gots more Power than the 3DS, but not that that much more power . The ps3 had more power over the gameCube, but have u seen what Res Evil 1 remake looks like?, . its for the gamecube and there is yet to be a game more astonishing looking than that one, so much for ps3 or 360 power.

2. The 3Ds is more comfy than the Vita = comfort matters tremendously when embarking on lengthy games .. the Vita's comfort is actually bad, go chek it. . i would not want to spend time with my hands wrapped around that thing . = bothersome the vita is .

3. The 3DS can do stereoscopic 3D . . as soon as Super MArio 3d land came out, that game dissmissed all the myths surrounding gaming in 3d . i played that mario 3D land and its like witch craft . it felt like i was playing a whole new race of videogames for the 1st time . awesome game . witchcraft stuff!!

4. 3Ds XL?

5. The Vita looks more pretty than the 3ds, from the outside that is

6. The 3Ds has GREATER games than the Vita so far .

7. The Vita has comfort grips you can buy seperately, i have not tried them yet

the 3Ds is a pleasure to hold and to have, the Vita is not a pleasure to hold, but yes to look at. . . the Vita should be getting great games soon one day i hope .

p.s. .the vita and its wrongly place joy sticks that stick out in just the wrong place . shame
Nimblest-Assassin  +   1102d ago

Makes sense because revelations is the only game not written by Corey May
Sithlord-Gamble  +   1101d ago
@ Bully ...
Fanboy much?
swansong  +   1102d ago
Well, at least we can still play RE1,2,and 3 on the Vita. Three games that are survival horror at it's finest.
calis  +   1102d ago
Hasn't RE2 been taken off?
swansong  +   1102d ago
just checked and all three RE are still on the psVita store.
calis  +   1102d ago
Weird, I checked SEN store and it only says it's for PSP and PS3

And then I came across this (though it's a few months old)
Jadedz  +   1102d ago
A question every hardware platform owner asks
It's not exclusive just to the Vita either. Like Tomb Raider for instance... ''the Wii U controller is too unique!'' Um... use the Wii U's pro controller?
TheUndertaker85  +   1102d ago
The problem with your statement is all WiiUs don't come with pro controllers. All Vitas are exactly the same.
WiiUsauce  +   1102d ago
all Wii U's pretty much DO come with pro controllers. The gamepad has every traditional controller button you need. They don't have to use the screen if they don't want to. It could just display your hud and maps and inventory and that's it.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1102d ago
SMH at Tomb Raider

Just don't use the Screen.
TheUndertaker85  +   1102d ago
"Pretty much" and is isn't the same thing. Why bother using the WiiU's controller if you can't think of something useful to do with it?

...Or should Game Devs not want to use the display on the controller? I'm sure that's a message Nintendo wants to send.

They don't want to limit the experience to just using the new pads as controllers and want to deliver more in that department if they're going to do it on WiiU. Why is that a bad thing?

It's bad for WiiU cause they won't get the game but if they did deliver a game and it was exactly the same as the PS3/360 versions, which it most likely would be at that point, WiiU owners would be ranting about how Tomb Raider didn't fully use their system.

All Vita owners want here is a game that is playable on another handheld system that realistically only has two differences over it. While Vita doesn't have 3D or a second display, the PS3 & 360 versions won't either. Vita does offer the same single touch experience 3DS does but brings multi-touch to the table too. They have gyroscopes, Near(Same idea as Street Pass), and various other things that 3DS offers. They wouldn't have to sacrifice the already existing game at all to bring it to Vita nor really do anything special to differentiate it.

All I'm saying is they believe that by giving WiiU owners the same experience that's on PS3 & 360 they wouldn't be doing justice to the WiiU & one of the main features of the system, the new controller of the WiiU. Resident Evil Revelations already has those features that could translate to Vita easily and doesn't need to really differentiate itself from the 3DS version minus 3D which is already being removed for the PS3/360 versions.

Thus where the difference lies between Sony's Cross Controller & the Nintendo WiiU setup. Sony advertises the Cross Controller experience as an extra, something you can do IF you own both a PS3 & Vita. The WiiU on the other hand has the pad packed in the box. By doing that, they deliver the message that it's at the center of the console itself. By dis-including features for the display or limiting their use they'd be delivering the message that it's ok to drop or stunt the growth of one of the WiiU's core features. Nintendo needs to show users why they're buying the WiiU with it. Sony doesn't necessarily since those experiences split with the Vita. You're already getting Vita & PS3 dedicated games. The WiiU shouldn't be just getting games for its pad though and treating it like an accessory.
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G-cis  +   1102d ago
Beacause its Capcom
SilentNegotiator  +   1102d ago
And Nintendo has been greasing their palms lately. Probably doesn't hurt.
Ult iMate  +   1100d ago
I think there's some kind of agreement between Capcom and Nin that forbids Capcom to publish RE:R on other portable consoles. That's the only sensible reason I can think of.
Perjoss  +   1102d ago
what about the WiiU, is it getting revelations also? and whats the install base like for the Vita? maybe thats the reason.
CBaoth  +   1102d ago
1) yes. 2) Vita around 4.2mil global base.

I speculate it's one of 2 reasons: Capcom believes the majority of Vita owners own a PS3 so it's already available to them, OR (it's ok to tell me to take off the tin foil hat) the same contract that called for an exclusivity period for MH on Nintendo hardware also contained a clause for RE on handhelds too.
gamingmaster2013  +   1102d ago
OR... crapcom just simply cannot be asked to develop games (that are not fighting games) for the vita
lilbroRx  +   1102d ago
Didn't Capcom say that the exclusive contract for Monster Hunter on Nintendo's cosnole didn't exist?

MH3P and MH3PHD wouldn't have came about if it did.
pr0digyZA  +   1102d ago
Wii u is getting it.
As for install base, it could be that or there is a portable exclusive deal for a certain amount of time.

Edit: CBaoth beat me to it.
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Kingthrash360  +   1102d ago
The 3ds' s user base was low when this game was ANNOUNCED for the 3ds, so that no reason.
Wintersun616  +   1102d ago
Once again, because: Crapcom.
gamingmaster2013  +   1102d ago
because crapcom bum off nintendo
lilbroRx  +   1102d ago
I guess that would explain why Resident Evil 5, 6 and the HD Chronicles were on no Nintendo console.
rpd123  +   1102d ago
And why Revelations is still coming to PS3 and 360. Some quality logic there from gamingmaster.
TheUndertaker85  +   1102d ago
Chronicles is picking at straws since it was available on the Wii, just not in HD
gamingmaster2013  +   1102d ago
@librorx and rpd

what i mean by 'crapcom bums off nintendo' is that crapcom favours the 3ds over vita (which, because of the evidence of resi evil revelations and monster hunter, is bloody obvious)
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rpd123  +   1102d ago
Oh, I feel you. Yeah, they clearly favor the 3DS, and because of that the Vita is taking a lot of hits. A Monster Hunter or Resident Evil on there could help a lot, but they're clearly being deprived of those.
WiiUsauce  +   1102d ago
aww somebody's mad lol.
Max-Zorin  +   1102d ago
chestnut1122  +   1102d ago
Because Keiji Inafune's threateaning them with a masterpiece., You all know what it is., My Sig
chestnut1122  +   1102d ago
Wrong spelling threatening I mean
Blastoise  +   1102d ago
Personally I dont care. Got it on 3DS, dont think its that great..
DarkZane  +   1102d ago
Resident Evil has become garbage, just like any of their franchises. I won't lose sleep over it.
Thepcz  +   1102d ago
worst ever article title
how do even read that properly?

is it not even a requirement to be able to write coherently to be a journalist nowadays?

GABRIEL1030  +   1102d ago
Capcom is an idiot ¡ Crysis 3, Last Of Us, Gears of War are almost here, in the PSN you can buy RE6 for $ 29.99, I don't buy a recycled game from 3DS for 50 bucks, and worst no Vita release¡

Maybe revelations for Vita will be a great product, but no is possible because is Capcom.
violents  +   1102d ago
“The Vita is a very impressive piece of kit, but the fundamental concept of this release was to bring Revelations to home consoles. It’s not a statement about the Vita or what it is, or my personal feelings towards it. It’s just that this is the big screen, home console version of Resident Evil: Revelations.”

Thats why now stop coming to your own unfounded coclusions n4g community.
Snookies12  +   1101d ago
That's... Not a reason though... They act like just because they WANT to do it for big screen home consoles, that they CAN'T do it for Vita. Which it shouldn't be all that hard to do. I've heard working with the Vita is very easy when compared to the PS3 which they're doing Revelations for as well.

All I hear from that paragraph you quoted was that they're avoiding the question as to why they aren't doing a Vita one. Personally, it doesn't matter too much to me, I plan to pick up Revelations on 3DS anyway. Still, it's just stupid that they left the Vita out of this, and even THEY realize it, to not be able to come up with a valid excuse.
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violents  +   1099d ago
But the quote says it all, they were targeting making the game for full home consoles not another handheld. That's why not vita version. Im sure if it seems like there would be enough people buying it that would be the next step logically tho.
Kingthrash360  +   1102d ago
Id say maybe because they are working on a vita RE title. Id rather have that then a 3ds port of a 1year old game.
Deku-Johnny  +   1102d ago
To be fair it's not coming to any portable console just home consoles. It was already released on 3DS before the Vita even came out so it doesn't count.
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blankfall  +   1102d ago
Maybe vita could get a late release tied in to PS3 version. Cross buy or something special. Who knows. I'll re buy on Wii U if they do more then straight port.
thecurseddevil  +   1102d ago
capcom is the EA of japan
meganick  +   1102d ago
I enjoyed this on the 3DS, and I'll likely get it again on PS3 when it drops in price ($50 is too steep imo), but I think Capcom should port this to Vita, even if it's just a basic HD remaster. I know the Vita base is small, and therefore less viable (the real reason Capcom isn't porting it to Vita), but Vita owners are starving for good shooters, so this would likely sell well on Vita relatively speaking.
wiiulee  +   1102d ago
because honestly the psvita is not worth didnt give it any identity and the system is really lacking
Alcohog  +   1102d ago
I read this title 4 times in a row and I still don't understand it.
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Bumpmapping  +   1102d ago
Who cares it's on PS3 every one who owns a Vita has a PS3 what the Vita needs is more exclusives not ports.
Yodagamer  +   1102d ago
Simply because the ps vita isn't getting the install base capcom wants, while the wii u will probably sell more and has already sold as much as the vita in a few months
Jek_Porkins  +   1102d ago
It's probably because there isn't enough incentive for Capcom to warrant the time and money to put it on the Vita. It's not like the Vita is in 20+ million homes, probably more trouble then it's worth right now.
VirtualKatz  +   1102d ago
Simply put, it exactly like I said in the article, the Vita is a dying product with no support as of now. The main game that could change all of that is Killzone Mercenaries. One of the simple greatest points made about the Vita and consoles in general was that of Colin Moriarty from IGN. He pointed out that every console relies on the FPS and other games look to the success of those to measure the system. Think about it the two most popular games on the XBOX 360 this year was Halo 4 an COD Black Ops II. COD and Resistance are the only 2 games as of now that are FPS' on a system build for it. Though RE isn't first person, Capcom will look at those games because lets face it, shooters are system sellers. If Killzone can be that game, we could see the tide turn and momentum shift to the Vita.

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Jason143  +   1102d ago
meh just bought 3ds for monster hunter so ill get it on that anyways. my poor vita. most amazing handheld that sits here running old psp titles
Kamikaze135  +   1102d ago
Because it isn't selling well
Ripsta7th  +   1101d ago
Yepp thats what im guessing also, there inst a significant amount of vita owners yet and prolly wouldnt bring in that much profit to capcom
Gamer39  +   1102d ago
Why? Simple.
Not too huge user base Vita, 1 year 4 million.
Vita too good RE: Revelations 3DS port.

I remember.
"Sony’s goal is to sell 10 million Vitas by March 2013."

2 months, 6 million difference.
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Ult iMate  +   1100d ago
Bigger 3DS's install base didn't help RE:R sales much. So...
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