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they don't count, as they are not part of the "main" series cannon. maybe they will appear again in side games, but not in legit "resident evil 7, 8 or 9" main series. sorry. that's just how it is. i really liked revelations, but at the end of it, i felt like nothing that happened in the game actually mattered in the overall scheme of things/
They're far more main canon than the likes of Ashley for example. In fact, the devs themselves states RE4 was more of a sidestory.
When did they ever say that?
I believe in one of the interviews a while back, when Leon's personality change was discussed, one of the producers or the director mentioned that RE4 was basically a side story and that they don't want to continue much from there storywise, and thus Leon's RE4 character will be ignored and instead his RE2 character will be progressed further instead.
I wish I had bookmarked it, so I could've just linked it here.
And then in RE6 he spouts a silly pun in almost every clip they've shown of gameplay...
I prefer Genaro's. But what do I know? I'm a bear. I suck the heads off fish! - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang