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Resident Evil 2 (2019) Capcom

The Resident Evil 2 remake, launching Jan. 25, looks like it will include plenty of fan service. Resident Evil 2 producer Yoshiaki “H” Hirabayashi told Polygon in an interview during E3 last year that some of the weirder elements of the 1998 game, like a sentient block of tofu wielding a knife, would be back in the 2019 remake. A trailer that plays after the 30-minute “1-Shot Demo” confirmed the return of the aforementioned Tofu Survivor, as well as Hunk, another unlockable character from the original Resident Evil 2.

Resident Evil 2 will come in three versions: a Standard, Deluxe and Collector’s Edition. Mega fans of the Resident Evil series — those who’d be excited about the return of a playable hunk of bean curd, for example — may be willing to splurge on the Collector’s Edition. The Deluxe Edition is a good middle ground for Resident Evil fans who don’t want to drop $200 but still want some extra goodies. Below, we break down what’s included in each version of the game.

Resident Evil 2 Standard Edition

Resident Evil 2 cover art Capcom

The Standard Edition is just that: the standard play experience for those who are just looking to play the game, and don’t care about any bonus skins or weapons. It retails for $59.99.

Get it on PlayStation 4 here: Amazon | Best Buy | GameStop | Walmart | PlayStation Store
Get it on Xbox One here: Amazon | Best Buy | GameStop | Walmart | Xbox Store
Get it on PC here: Steam | Fanatical | Green Man Gaming

Resident Evil 2 Deluxe Edition

Resident Evil 2 Deluxe Edition components Capcom

For $10 more than the Standard Edition, the Deluxe Edition includes a DLC pack with additional skins, weapons, and access to the Resident Evil 2 (1998) soundtrack. The physical edition also comes with a reversible cover that highlights either Leon or Claire. The DLC pack will be available separately, but Capcom hasn’t yet announced what it will cost.

DLC pack includes:

  • Arklay Sheriff Costume (Leon)
  • Noir Costume (Leon)
  • Military Costume (Claire)
  • Noir Costume (Claire)
  • Elza Walker (Claire)
  • Samurai Edge - Albert Model Deluxe Weapon
  • Classic Resident Evil 2 Soundtrack Swap

Get it on PlayStation 4 here: Amazon | Best Buy | GameStop | PlayStation Store
Get it on Xbox One here: Amazon | Best Buy | GameStop | Xbox Store
Get it on PC here: Steam | Fanatical | Green Man Gaming

Resident Evil 2 Collector’s Edition

Resident Evil 2 Collector’s Edition components Capcom

The GameStop-exclusive Collector’s Edition sold out after it first went on sale, but as of this writing it’s back in stock. It includes the DLC pack from the Deluxe Edition, along with some collectibles like a Leon figure and a Raccoon City Police Station poster. The Collector’s Edition only comes in a physical version, for obvious reasons.

  • Full game
  • Special deluxe packaging
  • DLC pack
  • Leon S. Kennedy (R.P.D. Version) figure
  • ”Ben’s File” art book
  • Digital soundtrack
  • ”R.P.D.” Renovation Design poster

Exclusively at Gamestop.
Get it here: Xbox One | PlayStation 4

Resident Evil 2 pre-order bonus

Resident Evil 2 steelbook case Capcom

Regardless of the edition you end up buying, all pre-orders of Resident Evil 2 include two bonus weapons: S.T.A.R.S. members Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine’s signature Samurai Edge handguns. Physical pre-orders from Best Buy also come with an exclusive steelbook case. And PC digital download pre-orders at Steam key marketplaces Fanatical and Green Man Gaming are discounted by 20 percent.