Amidst the ceaseless torrent of video game news that has come with TGS, I seem to have missed the game that (prospectively) makes me happy to have bought a 3DS: Revelations. Apparently the video caused a bit of a stir, with criticism being leveled at a character, prominently featured, named "Rachel." I'm guessing this had to do largely with her own "prominent features" - what appears to be a zombie attack was no doubt the collective pulling into orbit of the undead - as well as hair that appeared to be carefully sculpted to be as obstructive as possible. Silliness aside, the storyline of her character is a bit fuller this time around, in between bouts of "oh Jesus Christ, it's the undead" action. I won't spoil the fun for those who haven't seen the trailer - though the original, shorter version does heavily imply what you're about to see - but it does indeed answer one lingering question about this mysterious "Rachel."
Despite the fact that I've never been terribly hot on the Resident Evil series, I'd be lying if I said that Revelations wasn't a 3DS selling point for me. There's an obnoxious lack of survival horror on handhelds; Silent Hill: Origins was serviceable - I definitely enjoyed it for what it was - but I've found little else to whet my appetite. One might make the case that due to the small screen and "on the go" style of gaming, handheld simply doesn't lend itself well to the immersive, solitary experience of survival horror. Well I say "balls" to that - as does my wallet, capitalist jackals. There are zombies that need felling, and whether at home, at the bus stop, or waiting for my prescription at the local pharmacy, I have every intent of being death's agent.