Capcom spills guts on RE5 CE

The upcoming Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game Resident Evil 5 may be crawling with disgusting zombie-like cannibals, but Capcom is doing its best to package them attractively for the masses. To that end, the publisher today revealed the contents of its $89.99 Collector's Edition version of the...

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The upcoming Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game Resident Evil 5 may be crawling with disgusting zombie-like cannibals, but Capcom is doing its best to package them attractively for the masses.

To that end, the publisher today revealed the contents of its $89.99 Collector's Edition version of the game. The $30 surcharge above and beyond the standard version of Resident Evil 5 nets players a bonus disc with a "Making of..." feature and a digital art gallery, but the real appeal comes from a smattering of packed-in extras.

Much like the premium edition of Capcom's Street Fighter IV, Resident Evil 5 will come with a figurine of one of the game's main characters: Chris Redfield. Further trinkets include a Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance patch and an Africa-shaped pendant bearing the game's mysterious "Kijuju" mantra. To hold all those goodies, the Collector's Edition also comes with a messenger bag bearing the logo of Tricell, Inc., a company somehow tied to the strange behavior of the game's inhabitants.

The Collector's Edition is scheduled to launch alongside the standard versions of the game on Friday, March 13. For more, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Resident Evil 5.

Discussion

185 comments
SkartoArgento
SkartoArgento

So basically, the US gets all the good stuff while the UK is left in the lurch with a sh!tty tin case and 'making of' DVD. F-ck. You.

mastriania
mastriania

I will be happy to pay $90 for this (I have a thing for video game and anime-related messenger bags). Yeah, that makes me crazy, I know.

ndf98765
ndf98765

Shame this extra content isn't available to UK customers - we get only the steelbook!

cloud345
cloud345

ehh i only like the case and the little figure. But might by it cause its RE..

EmporioLove
EmporioLove

I have been waiting for this game for 4 1/2 years. I'm just not sure about paying $90 for the game, a collectors disk that I will only watch once and other useless items that I just cant see myself using. Why not import the other Resident Evil titles? GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT!

TheDecoy2124
TheDecoy2124

Don't be suprised that Japan gets all the cool CE's. I mean, were talking about the gameing capital of the world.

Zeybrin
Zeybrin

I reserved this version before I knew what was in it. . . not to sure if I still want this version now. The patch and pendant are kinda cool I guess.... the metal case is definitely awesome.

xhizors96
xhizors96

Im buying it just for the sole reason that resident evil is my favorite series and im a HUGE fan.

twisted_sith
twisted_sith

disapointing. RE4 (ps2) CE was so good...

Heffe2020
Heffe2020

$30 for what a bag a figurine and a sh!tty making of disc (that nobody wants). For that price they should of thrown in the whole RE series compatible for the new consoles. I'm definately buying the game, but not this garbage.

Kiko_violents
Kiko_violents

Only complete losers with NO life will spend $90 for this... The game is gonna be the sh!t... but this is just ridiculous.

GreenBacon
GreenBacon

I can't help but think that they'll do what they do with most games, like CoD 5, and make this impossible to get hold of where I live, I'm willing to pay $90 or even £90 for that, IF they actually sell it, but I suppose they'll just do a steel box in England like most bloody "collectors edition" games =/ And I've just found this... http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/read/9.84438

sage_spartan
sage_spartan

I wish they would just release it in the steel book case - all the other stuff is crap.

x-wing20
x-wing20

as great as that sound i'm going to avoid CEs for now they eat away at your money. I made the mnistake for buying the legendery addtion of halo.

barb_girl
barb_girl

looks cool...the whole 'making of....' dvd!! i would deff watch that, dunno so much about the messenger

Karlwear
Karlwear

to darkchaostitan i know what you mean but being honest after watching degeneration when you consider what tricell are doing its on different from umbrella. in the end it traces back to progenitor virus that the founding members of umbrella discovered anyway now i sound like a complete resi nerd lol

TSNAKE617
TSNAKE617

The only thing I want is the steel book. :( I'm probably going to buy it separately. :)

TheDecoy2124
TheDecoy2124

Sorry, accidentally hit enter. What I was saying was GTA IV had the only CE that I thought was worth it at Ninety bucks. But, I still know people will buy it just cause.

TheDecoy2124
TheDecoy2124

I waited to buy this Collecters Edition for 5 months just waiting to see what was inside and I'm beyond dissapointed. This is one of the worst CE's I've ever seen. Mainly just because of the price tag. I understand that it's RE5 and all, but really? This craps worth seventy bucks top, not near ninety. GTA IV

darkchaostitan
darkchaostitan

Actually the only thing I really like about it is the case. I preferably like Umbrella, even if it's worn out.

darkchaostitan
darkchaostitan

That's alot of bang for your buck. However just because it's more than what you get for most collector's editions doesn't mean the price itself it feasible. Still well worked though.

pinkheartzgamer
pinkheartzgamer

cant wait to shoot those zombie cannibals!!!!!!!!! x_x

JB2B
JB2B

Looking forward to this game. But I never gonna spend anymore money on collectors editions unless it got real cool stuff like a BB gun or something in it. ;-)

kramer_inc
kramer_inc

I purchased the collector's edition Gears of War 2 and didn't really think it was worth the extra money. once opened is it still collectible. In my opinion go with the regular version

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

what does the limited amazon edition have in addition to the collectors edition, i mean it is priced at almost a hundred dollars more at $180

Jehuty-88
Jehuty-88

sweet limited editions always draw me in

Ezugo
Ezugo

hmmm ..might jst b worth it!!

AzureWind213
AzureWind213

Sweet-lookin' bag. Mirror's edge one was free, though ^_^

pyire
pyire

I'm a sucker for Collector/Limited Editions, this is a must have for me :)

atopp399
atopp399

I would like a stripped down OEM version for $20 that only comes with a disk.

Autolycus
Autolycus

@ChickenHounk911 Making of DVD's are great motivation for want to be video game programmers. The Bungie disc in Halo3, for CE was great and the FO3 wasnt bad.

raze-boi
raze-boi

This is quite an expensive price tag but guys, think about it, compare to the other limited editions like Halo 3 and GTA IV, this is like 1/3 cheaper!

ivan_the_one
ivan_the_one

This is coming out on friday the 13? oh the irony....

t_princess06
t_princess06

Well, personally I think it's cool. I've been waiting for Resi 5 for so long now, and to get stuff like this seems kinda cool. I have an Umbrella logo bag and I'd love a Tricell bag, the patch is good too. But, it's not coming out over in the UK by the looks of things it's not coming here. And Amazon aren't shipping it here. No justice! All you guys who can get it dont want it and I want it but can't get it. :(

Un4givingAsault
Un4givingAsault

Only reason i would get a collectors edition is they had an extra dlc, or add ons to the game. Other than that most of the stuff that comes with it is useless.

OGLocc123
OGLocc123

$90? Insane. They should include some additional CONTENT. $30 for a bunch of crap that may as well not come with it.

ChickenHounk911
ChickenHounk911

I don't think I have EVER popped in any of my "making of" DVD's, If was the game was good, I was too busy playing it. A plastic toy, a patch and a bag, for $30 more dollars, no thanks. I will probably use my coupons from Gamefly and buy it that way. Always cheaper than used at Gamestop.

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

and what if the game after release is just mediocre or simply an OK game???... MAYBE i could buy extra stuff for a AAA game, nonetheless $30 is quite much money for a plastic toy, a cheap dvd, a crappy pach and a ugly bag... The pendant and the steel box looks insanely cool, i have to say, but don't justify $30. no thanks, i will only buy the standar and cheap edition... when i get my PS3 that is.

Crash6
Crash6

This barely warrants a $30 surcharge...............In other words, I'm gettin' it

baystatethrashr
baystatethrashr

looks cool its better than just the bonus disc for and extra 10 bucks those are always a ripoff.

funnysplay
funnysplay

Uugh! I never wasted my cash on any games bonus content crap. I'll mainly be playing the game so thats that only thing im gonna get.

tidyspidey
tidyspidey

Looking forward to it, but I don't think I'll be buying the collectors edition for RE5. Only one game this last 12 months has attracted me to the collector's ed. and that's Fallout 3. Such a good game and totally worth the extra few quid I spent to get the collector's ed. with a bobblehead inside :)

swamptick
swamptick

Collectors not included, trinkets are just garbage after a few months to the rest of us. All that extra stuff is cool I guess, but all I really want is the game.

Autolycus
Autolycus

too expensive, count me out.

gobbo00
gobbo00

Great another special edition I going to have to pre-order I swear I will be eating trash by the end of the year.

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

The extras seem worth it but think I have enough figurines in my room.:P

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

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combatsoldier
combatsoldier

i dont know if i want the collectors edition. i dont care about all the lame trinkets. i want re degeneration and or some exclusive content.