Why, when it’s a revelaiton, of course.
I’ve always been a sucker for a good typo. And the one gracing the spine of Resident Evil Revelations for 3DS is among the best. Apparently the first printing of box art for Capcom’s latest survival horror game were touched by the minor gaffe. It’s not that big a deal, but it’s a fun curiosity that could have been solved with a life-saving little function we in the writing industry like to call “spell check.”
Typos aside, I stand by my first impression of the game. An hour or so in, and Resident Evil Revelations is still great. And, if my experience in trying to find the game in stores is any indication, it’s going to sell very well.
It took visits to four separate Manhattan GameStop locations, the Times Square Toys R Us, Nintendo World at Rockefeller Center and an Upper East Side Best Buy before I could actually find a store that had Revelations in stock. Several GameStop employees indicated that they only received small shipments of the game, and that all they had left were preorders. Perhaps the small shipments were because of the publisher’s efforts to correct the typo. Or maybe some retailers didn’t think demand would be high for a mature, gory survival horror game on Nintendo’s latest handheld.
That’s all speculation, though. The only thing that really matters is that this game is good. And while it’s not much of a stretch to say so, Resident Evil Revelations is easily the best game to be released on 3DS this year. Consider this a recommendation to buy it. It might be a “Revelaiton.”