Capcom thinks that Resident Evil: Revelations will be so cool, that it justifies a $50 price point. Other games for Nintendo’s 3D handheld system will debut at the standard price of $40, such as Mario Kart 7 and the new Sonic game. Not Revelations, which will reportedly be a throwback to Resident Evil games of yester-year with its old school style.
There is a “circle pad” attachment that will be compatible with the game that adds a second analog stick to the system, which would justify that price tag if it were bundled in with the game. Capcom has no intention of bundling this accessory with Revelations, which leaves gamers in the dark; frantically grasping for answers.
“Resident Evil Revelations is an all new Resident Evil title with over 20 hours of gameplay, and cutscenes beautifully rendered in fear-inducing 3D,” a Capcom spokesperson told Kotaku in an e-mailed statement. “A true console experience on a handheld device, Resident Evil Revelations is an epic title that offers both a single-player campaign for that classic survival horror gaming experience, and an additional RAID mode that can be played cooperatively or single player. To handle all of that data Resident Evil Revelations requires a 4GB cartridge, resulting in a higher price point.”
All of that sounds pretty questionable. To insist that your game is worth more than others on the same system for play time and graphical quality of cut scenes seems like it is a not very clever marketing ploy. The amount of memory a cartridge can hold is a feasible reason, but we’ll have to compare that to games such a Kingdom Hearts and Metal Gear Solid 3 for 3DS when they come out. If they are the normal price point, than it is likely this is a jerk move because they are games that would be assumed to be just a graphically demanding. If no one buys your game because it is the most expensive one on the system, then does it really matter how much time can be put into it?