Capcom has released a new trailer for the Resident Evil 2 remake. The video showcases both protagonists, Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy, in their respective alternate costumes that come included in the Deluxe and Collector’s editions of the game.
Claire has a Military and Elza Walker outfit. Elza was the planned female protagonist for Resident Evil 1.5. However, when the game was ultimately scrapped, the motorcycle racer’s backstory was reworked and used for Resident Evil 2‘s Claire. Meanwhile Leon only has one exclusive skin, the Arklay Sheriff. Both characters have a Noir costume, which can be paired with a Noir filter to give the game a classic vibe.
All of Claire and Leon’s costumes come included in Resident Evil 2 remake’s special editions. In the Deluxe Edition, you also get an exclusive pistol and the option to swap the remake’s soundtrack with the music of the original Resident Evil. In the Collector’s Edition, the costumes come with everything in the Deluxe Edition plus a 12-inch Leon statue, an art book, and R.P.D. renovation blueprints. The Collector’s Edition is exclusive to GameStop and comes packaged in a special R.P.D. item box. Both the editions are available for pre-order.
The Resident Evil 2 remake releases on January 25, 2019 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. The remake will make slight alterations to the original Resident Evil 2’s formula, but will remain true to the gaming classic. Back in 1998, we gave Resident Evil 2 a 8.9/10 in our review, commending it as a game with “unique camera angles, storyline, graphics, sound effects, and music” that “surpasses its predecessor in nearly every aspect of gameplay…”