Resident Evil 2’s Claire Redfield, Box Art, Collector’s Edition, and More Revealed by Capcom

Resident Evil 2's Claire Redfield has finally been revealed, and she will appear on the box art together with Leon. A $199.99 Collector's Edition will be available at GameStop.

on July 20, 2018 5:02 PM

Today, during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Capcom showcased some juicy assets and information for fans of the upcoming Resident Evil 2 remake.

You can check out all the slides at the bottom of the post, courtesy of Twitter user Matangi, alongside official assets from the PlayStation Blog.

We get to see plenty of artwork for both Leon and Claire, and interestingly both characters and their clothes were designed for the remake thanks to extensive use of photogrammetry (this appears to be something in common with Devil May Cry 5).

The team wanted to give Leon a younger look in order to make him appear like he’s on his first day on the job. For Claire, they opted with a look resembling the iconic scene in which she enters Raccoon city on her bike.

Thanks to the RE Engine they managed to make Raccoon City itself wet and dark, which are concepts that also extend to the zombies.

The official box art, which was also revealed today, puts together Leon, Claire, Wetness & Darkness, zombies, gore, the police department, and aimed to look both nostalgic and new.

The standard game will cost $59.99, while a Deluxe Edition is priced at $69.99 including the following:

  • Leon Costume: “Arklay Sheriff”
  • Leon Costume: “Noir”
  • Claire Costume: “Military”
  • Claire Costume: “Noir”
  • Claire Costume: “Elza Walker”
  • Deluxe Weapon: “Samurai Edge – Albert Model”
  • “Original Version” Soundtrack Swap

A collector’s edition was revealed today, available only at GameStop and EBGames, and only for PS4 and Xbox One. It will come with the following:

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.

It’ll cost a whopping $199.99.

If you want to see more, you can enjoy some recent gameplay the announcement trailer, and the first screenshots and details. You can also watch another video directly from E3 2018, and read our hands-on preview.

Resident Evil 2 will release on January 25th, 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. You can already pre-order the game and the Deluxe Edition on Amazon.

 /  Executive News Editor
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