Friday, July 20, 2018

Resident Evil 2 Remake Collector’s Edition Announced

Capcom reveals info on a special collector’s edition for Resident Evil 2 Remake and talks more about development.

Ever since we had our first-look at survival horror classic Resident Evil 2 Remake during E3 2018 press conference, it seems to get a lot of attention from fans and press alike. Well, this happens to be pretty normal for a most-anticipating game remake project that goes completely silent about development progress for three years after initial announcement.

Recently, developer and publisher Capcom just revealed the news of a collector's edition for the game at San Diego Comic-Con.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake Collector’s Edition Announced

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake E3 Trailer

Fresh out of Resident Evil panel at SDCC, we have news on a special Resident Evil 2 Collector’s Edition, available at GameStop only for $199.99. RE2 Deluxe Edition contains the full game, a 12" figure of Leon in his RPD uniform, a 32-page Ben’s File art book, voucher code to download 25 track from digital album and an RPD renovation design poster.

A DLC pack included in the package offers Arklay Sheriff and Noir costume for Leon while Claire receives Military, Noir and Elza Walker costume from Resident Evil 1.5.

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake E3 Gameplay Demo

It's been quite some time that everyone is mostly talking about everyone's favorite rookie cop Leon Kennedy and not about the other most important character of Resident Evil 2; Claire Redfield. She came in Raccoon City looking for her brother Chris and her design is also updated with new look that offer more details of her appearance.

The developer team discussed a lot about keeping resemblance to her original design and ultimately came up with something that suits the reinvention.

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake To Include Deleted Concepts

A brand-new still image of RE2 female protagonist Claire Redfield entering Raccoon City on her motorcycle was released today at SDCC as well.

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Claire Redfield Enters Raccoon City

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake Will Have Simple Story Mode

Producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi of RE2 Remake talked about details regarding the features included in this version. Leon Kennedy received a younger looking treatment to make that rookie look convincing enough on him.

Using 3D scanning, he was modeled after male model Eduard Badaluta almost three years ago. However, only his face was used to portray Leon in-game. A physical version of costume and movements were created with photorealistic graphics of modern day.

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake's Hardest Part Was Alligator

Remaking a fan-favorite classic after ages and live up to everyone's expectation is no easy task, especially when people are very much emotionally attached to it. However, developers at Capcom have invested their heart and soul for the project and it was all possible because of the overwhelming demand of true fans.

Featured characters and their surrounding environment in Raccoon City received a complete visual overhaul using their powerful RE Engine, arriving on January 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.