RE5: Alternative Edition to release as DLC
- Posted November 10th, 2009 at 09:52 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 28 Comments
Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition will be released in downloadable content form for PlayStation Network and Xbox LIVE marketplace next spring.
The company held a fan poll early last month prompting users to pick whether they’d like to see the game released as either DLC or physical disc, with the former coming out on top with 1500 votes.
Chief among Alternative Edition’s major attractions is a new co-op mini-game staring BSAA buddies Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine, as they attempt to infiltrate the Spencer Mansion prior to the events of the main game. Alternative Edition also incorporates the use of Sony’s new motion-sensing controller, allowing players to aim and shoot ala RE4: Wii Edition.
Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition is due out in spring 2010.
- 4:58am EST - November 10th, 2009
no way, motion?!?!
- 5:39am EST - November 10th, 2009
YAAAAAAAAAY! Thankyou capcom!!! Much better than having to rebuy the game :@
- 6:10am EST - November 10th, 2009
Thought that this would be bundled with the Wand. Strange, think they will have a much tougher sale if you will be forced to buy the wand/s seperatly.
- 6:48am EST - November 10th, 2009
Awww... now I'll never be able to play it. Dial-up here, can't connect PS3 to the net to buy this game.
I really wanted more Jill. :(
AaronSOLDIER | AaronSOLDIER
- 7:31am EST - November 10th, 2009
Dumb move, shouldve done both a retail rerelease and DLC.
- 8:08am EST - November 10th, 2009
Just friggin great. More hard drive space eaten up when it could have been on a disc. They could have at least done both.
- 8:25am EST - November 10th, 2009
You people are never happy. XD
- 8:34am EST - November 10th, 2009
I think the wand would sell a lot better if it was bundled with a game and a camera - at a good price.
- 8:45am EST - November 10th, 2009
So i got to buy the game and then the DLC?? = more expensive?
TheMadTitan | EcksMane
- 8:50am EST - November 10th, 2009
WOW... you ppl really are never happy.
- 8:53am EST - November 10th, 2009
Not real interested in this... I was a bit disappointed by RE5 and if this cost more than $10 I will pass
- 9:45am EST - November 10th, 2009
Wow...I was going to trade mine in....finally a smart move from capcom.
- 10:18am EST - November 10th, 2009
Well I could get RE5 for 29.99 if I wanted to get it right now...
Also @4 don't you have any friends that could let you borrow their internets??
- 11:18am EST - November 10th, 2009
does that mean they wont integrate motion controls in the original game then, or could they patch it. it would probably be best to wait for games that are made for motion controls, although the NEW resident evil style may suit it.r4 on wii was supposed to be ok. as good as the motion control might be, i doubt it wil be a success. these periferals are often overlooked. a god of war 3 bundle would do it a huge favour
- 11:24am EST - November 10th, 2009
@5 not really, using both would equal double production costs and unnecessary licensing - plus it is not very likely either version will get huge sales to warrant both so plain DLC is fine by me :)
- 12:33pm EST - November 10th, 2009
I'm glad they decided on DLC, as I recently bought RE5. But I imagine for some a retail release would be better! Just happy they offered DLC! :)
- 2:49pm EST - November 10th, 2009
Great, now i'll have to buy two seperate games for extra cost just so i can buy anouther HDD to download it on. great :-I
Nakatomi Uk | Nakatomi_Uk
- 4:26pm EST - November 10th, 2009
So does add like new trophies and what not to the current list for people who play this I mean what is getting added to the game in this version.
- 4:34pm EST - November 10th, 2009
- 5:31pm EST - November 10th, 2009
this is the best move cause most likely a hard copy would not sale with GoW droping that month.
@6 eating up space?? one of the best thing about PS3 is you can upgrade your harddrive. you know 120, 250, 300, 320, 500gb memory chips try investing into one.
@10 if you dont RE:5 by now then thats your probleem not Capcoms. if you did own RE:5 and sold it or traded it in then thats your lost.
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