Capcom recently announced that an “alternate edition” of Resident Evil 5 would be available to U.S. gamers via Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network because Americans demanded it come via download rather than a new game disc, even though that meant they would have to hang onto that disc for a while longer and not sell it or trade it in.
Now they’re backpedaling a bit, bringing the new content — and then some — “in a variety of different ways!”
Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition will be available for $49.99 as a single Blu-ray disc for PlayStation 3 or as a DVD with a token for DLC on Xbox 360. This package will include the “Lost in Nightmares” scenario from RE5: Alternate Edition plus much more — all detailed after the jump.
We announced to you this morning that we would be bringing you a ton of new content for RESIDENT EVIL 5 in a variety of different ways! Now we blow the lid off with more information on the DLC content and a calendar that includes all dates and prices.
For the downloadable content, we plan to release two new episodes, a host of new costumes, and a new “THE MERCENARIES REUNION” mode, featuring 8 new playable characters and weapon load outs.
For those RESIDENT EVIL fans who prefer a box copy, we are also happy to report that we will be releasing a RESIDENT EVIL 5: GOLD EDITION that will include the original game plus all additional content, making this the ultimate RESIDENT EVIL5 experience. RESIDENT EVIL 5: GOLD EDITION will be available for $49.99 as a single Blu-ray disc for the PLAYSTATION 3 or as a DVD with a token for the downloadable content for XBOX 360.
Previously only seen during cut scenes of the original RESIDENT EVIL 5, the first new episode titled “LOST IN NIGHTMARES”, finds BSAA agent, Chris Redfield, working with his partner, Jill Valentine, as they investigate Ozwell E. Spencer’s hideaway. Spencer, the evil mastermind and co-founder of Umbrella Corporation, has been hiding a new evil deep within the basement of his mansion. Chris and Jill discover this grotesque evil standing in their way as the two enter deeper into the catacombs beneath the mansion.
Simultaneous with the release of “LOST IN NIGHTMARES”, new costumes for Chris and Sheva will be made available, allowing the player to experience RESIDENT EVIL 5 with a fresh new look and feel through both game play and cut-scene playback. A new refresh of Mercenaries Mode, ” THE MERCENARIES REUNION”, gives players new playable characters and weapon load outs which provide players additional challenges as they aim to shoot down as many enemies as they can within a limited time. Each piece of downloadable content will contain two new playable characters. The GOLD EDITION will feature all eight.
More information regarding the second episode is still to come so be on the look out for more great RESIDENT EVIL info coming soon!
Please see below for a release schedule of all additional content: