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Resident Evil 2’s Collector’s Edition Will Cost You $200

by Jelani James

Will you buy it a high price?

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Do you like Resident Evil 2? Well, why not show just how much you like it by purchasing the Collector’s Edition for a whopping $200?

Details about the recently-announced Collector’s Edition were revealed by Capcom during the San Diego Comic-Con 2018, and to the company’s credit, there’s a veritable cornucopia of swag and other exclusive stuff inside. Is it really worth 200$ though? How about you be the judge.

Here’s a picture of the Collector’s Edition, as well as rundown of everything it includes:

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Resident Evil 2 Deluxe Edition

  • Full Game
  • Special Deluxe Packaging
  • Extra DLC Pack Card

Give Leon and Claire a new look or a blast from the past with unique costumes:

  • Leon Costume: “Arklay Sheriff”
  • Leon Costume: “Noir”
  • Claire Costume: “Military”
  • Claire Costume: “Noir”
  • Claire Costume: “Elza Walker”

Ensure the undead stay undead with a special weapon:

  • Deluxe Weapon: “Samurai Edge – Albert Model”

And bring on the nostalgia with classic tunes:

  • “Original Version” Soundtrack Swap

Leon S. Kennedy (R.P.D. Version) Figure

  • An expertly-crafted 12-inch figure of Leon on his first day in his new RPD police uniform, re-created to mirror his in-game design down to the smallest details. A must-have for any Resident Evil fan or collector!

“Ben’s File” Art Book

  • A 32-page book left behind by Ben Bertolucci, a freelance journalist who makes an appearance in Resident Evil 2. This file contains photos and files documenting events after the Raccoon City tragedy, and was filed away as a highly confidential document by the U.S. government. It’s never been seen by the public… until now.

Digital Soundtrack

  • A voucher code for a 25-track album featuring new songs from the remake of Resident Evil 2, as well as a selection of arrangements from the original game.

“R.P.D.” Renovation Design Poster

  • A diagram reminiscent of blueprints, this poster illustrates how the building was renovated and transformed from a museum to a police facility when work was being done on the building in 1969.

How about it, stranger?

On top of that, Capcom discussed various other facets of Resident Evil 2 and how the team worked to emphasis them through modern technology. In particular, there was a heavy emphasis on “wetness” and “darkness,” due to the events of the game taking place during a rainy day. According to Capcom, these elements will be reflected in the general layout of Raccoon City, as well as your many encounters with the zombies that now infest it.

There was also talk about how the team worked to give both Leon and Claire younger appearances and make their new, yet classic, look mesh well with photorealistic graphics. In the case of the former, they went so far as to create a physical version of his costume, before using photogrammetry technology to scan his clothes into the game and add minor details and changes afterwards.

It’s all pretty interesting stuff, so definitely read the whole entry on the PlayStation Blog if you want to read more.

Resident Evil 2 is due out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Jan. 25, 2019

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