Resident Evil 2 Is Getting a Steelbook Edition That’s Exclusive to Europe

Resident Evil 2 Is Getting a Steelbook Edition That’s Exclusive to Europe

Physical game collectors in North America will be disappointed to hear that the Resident Evil 2 Steelbook Edition will be exclusive to Europe.

Physical game collectors in North America, shield your eyes. Capcom is releasing a Steelbook Edition of Resident Evil 2. The catch is that it’ll only be available in Europe.


Earlier today, the official Resident Evil Twitter account revealed the new version of the game. The steelbook looks really cool, featuring a panoramic image of the iconic Racoon City on the inside of the case. The front simply shows the bloodied mouth of a zombie with the game’s logo underneath, while the back has the Umbrella Corporation’s logo. Check it out for yourself below.

Additionally, the Steelbook Edition will come with the “Elza Walker” DLC costume for Claire Redfield. Players over in North America can also acquire this costume by purchasing the Deluxe Edition of Resident Evil 2. If you’re unfamiliar with the name Elza Walker, she was originally the main female protagonist in the first prototype version of Resident Evil 2 on the PS1. Once the initial project was scrapped, Elza was changed to Claire Redfield… and the rest is history.

For more on Resident Evil 2, you can check out our preview of the game from Tokyo Game Show. Capcom has also been revealing a steady stream of video and screenshots for various DLC costumes, like the “Noir” outfits as well as Claire’s “Military” costume.

Resident Evil 2 will be making its way onto PS4, Xbox One, and PC early next year on January 25. If you haven’t already, you can pre-order the game over at Amazon right now.

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