Game and Circle Pad Pro to be sold separately in Australia

Nintendo Australia has announced that Resident Evil: Revelations and the Circle Pad Pro add-on will go on sale on February 2nd next year. Nintendo is the distributor for the title here in Australia in case you were wondering why it wasn’t Capcom who announced it. The release date puts the game in Australians hands smack bang in the middle of the other releases worldwide, another good date from Nintendo.

The game and Circle Pad Pro will be sold separately at retail with Resident Evil Revelations priced at $69.95 and the Circle Pad Pro at $24.95. New Zealanders you’re getting it to, but no pricing was announced. The Circle Pad Pro is of course completely optional and Revelations can be played without it.

Revelations is set between Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5 and sees the return of Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield plus new members of the BSAA including head honcho Clive R. O’Brian and mysterious agent Raymond Vester.

So who’s picking up a Circle Pad Pro, or are you just getting the game?

Prepare for a survival horror experience when Resident EvilTM: Revelations launches exclusively for the Nintendo 3DSTM system in Australia and New Zealand on 2 February 2012. Developed by Capcom® specifically to take advantage of the Nintendo 3DS features, Resident Evil: Revelations will be available to players as a standalone game, but can also be played with the new Circle Pad Pro, also available 2 February 2012. The Circle Pad Pro is a second analogue stick with two more shoulder buttons, enabling you to interact with the environments in Resident Evil: Revelations in new ways.

Set in 2005, Resident Evil: Revelations uncovers truths from the Resident Evil storyline between Resident EvilTM 4 and Resident EvilTM 5 and is packed with terrifying moments that deliver a constant fear of the unknown through an intense storyline which is full of depth.

Intertwining story themes work together to build a brand new narrative with new locations and characters bringing intrigue and suspense around every corner. Series favourite characters from previous Resident EvilTM games return including Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield plus new BSAA members and head of the BSAA Clive R. O’Brian and mysterious agent Raymond Vester.

Jill Valentine and BSAA partner Parker Luciani have been sent to search for Chris Redfield, whose last known GPS data positions him as being onboard a supposedly abandoned cruise ship. Danger hides around every corner as you explore the confined space of the ship and face menacing new enemies and a virus; the T-Abyss.

Resident Evil: Revelations heralds the return of classic Resident Evil game play. In Campaign Mode you can investigate a range of different locations including the dark cramped spaces of a cruise ship and some treacherous snow covered mountains. With limited ammo and weapons, you fight off the infected enemies that lurk around every corner. The brand new Raid Mode offers a different kind of Resident Evil gameplay experience, separate to the main campaign story, in either solo or co-op play. Compete in single player or two player co-op as Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield on a variety of missions to defeat enemies. Earn points for the enemies you attack and select from a range of upgrades to improve your weapon’s performance as well as levelling up your character. Both Campaign Mode and Raid Mode will provide players with a rich experience full of depth that will keep players continually engrossed in the game.

Built from the ground up specifically to make the best use of the Nintendo 3DS capabilities, players can now add a fourth control scheme to their Nintendo 3DS gameplay experience with the new Circle Pad Pro accessory which attaches to the Nintendo 3DS system. Use specific button combinations for more effective or expert play, or as a traditional “twin-stick shooter”. You can also make use of the Touch Screen to solve puzzles, switch between weapons more easily and check out the labyrinthine map. Experience this intense survival horror which is only available on your Nintendo 3DS system. Resident Evil: Revelations, a true return to classic Resident Evil survival horror gameplay.

Resident Evil: Revelations SRP AU $69.95* and Circle Pad Pro SRP AU $24.95*.