I mean sure, you could buy a regular version of a video game. Or, and hear me out here, you could buy a version that has a bunch of weird physical extras and a sort of decent statue that sits on your shelf and slowly gathers dust while the universe edges ever closer to entropy and DON’T LOOK AT ME LIKE THAT BORDERLANDS 2 MARCUS BOBBLE-HEAD!
Anyway, feel like grabbing a fancy Resident Evil 2 Remake collector’s edition? Too bad then, because you can’t have this version. The Resident Evil 2 Remake deluxe edition may look spanktastic, but it’ll be a ‘Murican exclusive to their GameStop and EB Games shops. So unless you feel like ponying up for the video game mule to smuggle this version across the border (We’re going to need a LOT of lubricated condoms for this one), here’s a look at what you definitely can’t have. Thanks VG247.
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.
- 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.
If you’re reading this and you do happen to live within earshot of a Gamestop or EB Games then know this A) I hate you and B) it’ll cost you $199 when it arrives next year on January 25.
Last Updated: July 23, 2018