Resident Evil 2 Collector's Edition Announced - $199.99 Gamestop Exclusive

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https://blog.us.playstation.com/2018/07/20/resident-evil-2-collectors-edition-first-look-new-dev-details-from-comic-con/





The Resident Evil 2 Collector’s Edition includes:

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.

Regarding Claire:
Resident Evil 2 isn’t complete without Claire, our hero who comes to Raccoon City searching for her brother Chris. Claire’s updated design uses the same technology, scanning in a real-world costume to capture every last detail of her outfit. The team had quite a bit of discussion on how to design her new look, and how much of it should retain her appearance from the original PlayStation Resident Evil 2. Ultimately, the team decided on an appearance that would line up with the iconic scene of Claire entering Raccoon City on her motorcycle. The team is extremely happy with her final design, and hope you all enjoy it as well!
 
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That official Harley-Davidson tie-in looks really out of place here.

Gamestop exclusive - ugh terrible.

The package itself looks really good although $200 is too rich for my blood. I'm glad this exists though, I know a lot of people are huge Resident Evil fans and will love this.
 

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That official Harley-Davidson tie-in looks really out of place here.

Gamestop exclusive - ugh terrible.

The package itself looks really good although $200 is too rich for my blood. I'm glad this exists though, I know a lot of people are huge Resident Evil fans and will love this.
Too much for me too, but I do like that detailed, 12" Leon fig.
 

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I dont normally do statues/figurines but i have to say that leon statue does look pretty nice. So i could see resi fans wanting this. So much better then the shite Rockstar are peddling with RDR2 collection box
 

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Yeah, I'll probably bite the bullet for this, the Leon figure is too tempting (although I would have definitely have preferred a statue of Leon and Claire together). Though come on, $200 and the soundtrack is DIGITAL? I love collecting physical OSTs for video games, movies, anime, etc. so I would have loved to have a physical RE 2 OST but oh well (related note: at my job earlier this week, I work for a delivery company, a loose item was coming down the belt, it was a Nier: Automata Piano Collections CD! I hope whoever ordered it got it, they have good taste)
 

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I love collecting these editions but $200 is a bit out of my range now (especially since I ordered the SoulCalibur VI CE). That Leon statue is tempting, though. I'm still not liking Claires look in the promotional material, but I am liking her look from what I have seen in game. Weird. Leon looks awesome! So glad there are alternate costumes! Now I want to see Ada!
 

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Does GameStop charge cards at release for preorders?
No, online orders are not charged at all until it is shipped. Though I am excited for this... it being a GS exclusive sucks. I wanted to use my GCU as much as possible until it expired.
 
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I’d buy it if it was Claire on that motorcycle shown in the poster that looks amazing. No way I ‘d drop 200 for Leon; he’s cool but not 200 dollars cool.
 

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I was expecting 150 max. Besides the game, all you're really getting is the statuette (which does honesty look really good), the rest is just digital stuff and paper. And you can get all of that digital stuff with the deluxe edition on it's own. So really, is the statuette really worth that extra 100-140? Maybe? Probably not?

Also, CE's really need to stop selling the fucking box their sold in as a feature, especially when they're just cardboard. The RE6 CE was amazing in how shoddy the box they hyped up was, it was the thinnest, throw away cardboard imaginable yet Capcom still listed it as a feature.
 
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Agent_4Seven

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Yet another overpriced as hell pos CE. What in the actual FUCK is in there for 200$? A box, figure, bare bones artbook and digital (!!!!!!!!!) soundtrack?!

 

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I like how there is tons of ads on Gamestop site saying free shipping on orders over $35 but when you checkout with this your greeted to a $12 shipping minimum for 4-7 day shipping. Gamestop, your dead in the water if you don't change. I was ready to pay the $215 after tax for this but with this shady business practices ill just pass and pick the statue up later on ebay and grab the deluxe off amazon. Seriously gamestop has always been a joke. $25 for day one shipping GTFO here.
 

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Yeah that price is a bit high and it's also coming out in the same month as Kingdom Hearts 3, so budgeting for this and another game is a bit much.

It's a very cool statue, but it's like with Final Fantasy XV. I don't have to have it for that price. I'll absolutely buy a physical/digital copy. I'd get this if some games got delayed and I had extra cash.

I love this whole remake project. It's cool and all, but $200 is a bit much. Especially after it feels like this game was a bit of a casting audition. I don't exactly have that same vibe from the PS1 game yet. I know it will, but right now it's all about those two actors and what they look like.
 
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$200 for that? Collector Editions these days are just way to expensive. Can they really not give us a steelbook / artbook???
 

DeepEnigma

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These CE's slowly increasing in price recently. $400 here, $200 there, etc..

The statue is pretty cool.

Fuck gamestop, though.
"Would you like to re-up your Power Rewards and also pre-order 11 of these games, you sure you do not want to re-up and pre-order these 11 games, so, did you give it some thought, at least about these 11 games, you want to make sure you have it day one and ready to go. 11 games... pre-oder... please... please?"
 
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Remember when a collectors edition was about a fiver more and came in a fancy tin...? Ahh, good times...

In fact I still remember my Super Metroid collectors edition which had a larger box and a guide... Christ knows how much that’s worth now...

I would settle though for just a tin and a manual. Yeah a damn book. Give me something to read while the games installing and I’m takkng a dump. You were supposed to be removing those to save money... We didn’t see that saving.

But GameStop are like Game in the uk. You would have to be a total idiot to buy there, unless you REALLY had no other choice. But even then, the games are at least £20 more expensive.
 

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When collector's editions start equaling close to the price of a console, I start to reevaluate my fandom.
 
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MiguelItUp

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As much as I'd love to, I just don't want to give Gamestop that kind of money. Or my money at all TBH.

If that was a statue was Birkin or Mr. X... I'd have a REALLY hard time standing by my decision...
 
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Same. Super excited for it. RE2 is my favorite of the series' entries. Can't wait to get my copy on release.
RE2 was great, I remember renting it back in the day with friends and working through it as a group over a weekend. I really liked the CE for RE7 too, admittedly I lucked out, walked in and found one that someone never picked up, I thought the music box house was creepy and loved it, so I traded in my special edition towards it which was pretty much brand new and it turned out to be one of the greatest pickups for me as now I'm re-playing it in VR and love the story. From the footage I've seen of RE2 they've really nailed that suspenseful feel like in RE7 with the visuals even tho its an over the shoulder view and sadly no VR.
 

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Overpriced. Also, Gamestop exclusive? Are all Capcom Collector's Editions Gamestop exclusives now? That''s why I didn't get the Monster Hunter World one. Oh well, I guess I'll save myself some money.
 

-Xenokai-

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I broke down and ordered one before they sold out, so I still have the option to keep my order or not. Could cancel anytime. Deluxe edition on amazon was already $75 since it doesn't qualify for the 20% discount. Still have like 6 months do decide.