The original Resident Evil Revelations began on the 3DS back in 2012, but Capcom has finally revealed why the sequel won’t be returning to its original system.

“The original game was released on home consoles a little while after the 3DS. It was called the ‘Unveiled Edition’ in Japan but just Resident Evil Revelations for consoles in the West,” Revelations 2 producer Michiteru Okabe told Digital Spy.

“That’s where our starting point for the sequel is in a sense, the versions that were already on home platforms.

“It’s partly a technical reason. We have our own custom engine called the MT Framework, and as the mobile and home console versions are quite different technically, given that we were taking the home console versions as a starting point, it just led somewhat naturally.

“We tried to release it on as many platforms as we could, and that later became a selection of current and next-gen Xbox and PlayStation platforms as well as PC, so that’s how we ended up with that.”

Resident Evil Revelations 2 will hit the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC and PS Vita in episodic increments, with the first releasing on February 24, 2015.

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