Earlier this week Capcom announced the last 2 new characters that will round out the roster on the upcoming Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition: Rebecca Chambers and Barry Burton.
These characters will be playable on the revamped Mercenaries “Reunion” mode. So far the Reunion mode roster is slated to include the following characters:
Heavy Metal Chris
Business suit Sheva
In addition to the revamped Mercinaries mode the Gold Edition will also include two new episodes for the single player campaign and new costumes.
The Xbox 360 release will include a regular game disc with DLC content codes to download the new content, while the PS3 version will include the new content on the disc. Those who already own Resident Evil 5 will be able to purchase the new content though the Xbox Live Marketplace, or the Playstation Store.
Grim_d wrote in to tell us that GAME stores in the UK received a limited number of 8cm (~3 in) Chris Redfield figurines that they will be giving away to certain pre-order customers. The lucky few received the following email:
As the UK’s leading games retailer, we’ve been able to acquire a limited number of Chris Redfield figurines – and as a thank you for preordering with GAME, YOU will be one of the lucky few receiving one!
Your FREE figurine will be despatched in a separate package to your copy of Resident Evil 5, but should arrive on the same day. And don’t forget, by preordering at GAME, you also get double reward points!
Engadget is reporting that the Limited Edition Red “Resident Evil” Xbox 360 has been spotted for sale at a Target Store in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Consider Consider the Street Date for RE5 officially broken.
In this video Xbox Live’s Major Nelson unboxes a Limited Edition Red Xbox 360. While this isn’t anything we haven’t seen from the previously released pictures, it is interesting to note that these consoles will likely have the latest version of the internal hardware, “Jasper”.
Kotaku has released details on the Deluxe Edition of Biohazard 5. According to the report it comes in a metal tin and includes a “Select Track” soundtrack CD. Slated for release March 5, 2009 at a price of ¥8,800 (US$97)