Capcom crown Resident Evil Revelations a “direct sequel” to RE5

There are a whopping five Resident Evil titles in the works right now, but none of them are titled Resident Evil 6. We’ve been asking after a sequel to 2009’s Resident Evil 5 for some time, but all we seem to be getting are spin-offs. As far as Capcom are concerned though, the true sequel to RE5 is already in the works. The publisher has claimed that the upcoming Resident Evil: Revelations is a “direct sequel” to the last game in the series.

RE producer Masachika Kawata told Nintendo Power that “Unlike Mercenaries, which is all about shooting action, Revelations is all about survival horror, the very genre Resident Evil established. We actually think of Revelations as a direct sequel to Resident Evil 5 and it will be full of new, innovative ideas and characters.”

It may not hang the number over its title, but it sounds like Revelations is as close to Resident Evil 6 as we’re going to get for now.