Resident Evil: Revelations 2 will first be made available in episodic form with a full version coming later, Capcom has announced.

Local prices are yet to be confirmed, but in the United States each of the game’s four episodes will cost US$6, or you can buy a Season Pass for a dollar more at $25.

A full disc-based version will be available after that for US$40.

Both the Season Pass and disc-based versions will include bonus content.

The game begins with returning heroine Claire Redfield welcoming new face Moira Burton into anti-bioterror organisation Terra Save.

"But in true RE fashion it's not long before trouble finds our heroes," said Capcom.

"The party is crashed, Claire and Moira are knocked unconscious and taken to a mysterious detention centre located on an island.

"They soon encounter demented, writhing enemies called Afflicted roaming the halls of this abandoned facility, and have to team up to survive. The real question is, who brought them here? And... why?"

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is scheduled for release on to Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC in early 2015.