"I think we'll get a lot of input from the fanbase and the media on what it means for Resident Evil, and what it could mean for the future of the series," Kawata told Eurogamer. "We'll definitely be looking at that as a signpost for where we need to be going next." After Revelations, Kawata envisions Capcom focusing more on "the horror aspect and fear in the series."
Resident Evil: Revelations first launched on the 3DS in January 2012 and currently has an 82 on Metacritic. Though Resident Evil: Revelations is "definitely a success" in Capcom's eyes, Kawata says, the publisher would have liked to see more sales – but isn't that always the hope in business? "Given the large development costs we had on the 3DS version, we would have liked to have even a little more sales than we did in the end. But that doesn't mean we saw it as a failure by any means," he said.
Resident Evil: Revelations will launch on the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC on May 21.