Resident Evil 5 DLC Dated, Gold Edition Announced

Having previously announced an expanded edition of Resident Evil 5 for Japan and vowed to release the new content in downloadable form for current owners, Capcom today issued a release schedule and screenshots of the forthcoming expansions.

Along with the previously detailed "Lost in Nightmares" prequel mission, a second new episode will be released, as will new constumes and a new "Mercenaries Reunion" mode that packs "8 new playable characters and weapon load outs."

  • "Lost in Nightmares" Episode: 2/17/10 (Xbox 360), 2/18/10 (PlayStation 3)
  • Costume Pack 1: 2/17/10 (Xbox 360), 2/18/10 (PlayStation 3)

  • Episode 2 (Title TBA): 3/3/10 (Xbox 360), 3/4/10 (PlayStation 3)
  • Costume Pack 2: 3/3/10 (Xbox 360), 3/4/10 (PlayStation 3)

Each piece of downloadable content will also include two of the new playable characters for the expanded Mercenaries Reunion mode.

Pricing was not confirmed by Capcom in today's announcement, though andriasang reports, via Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, that each episode will run 400 Microsoft Points ($5) with the Costume Packs selling for 160 Microsoft Points ($2).

In addition, Capcom plans to release a "Gold Edition" of Resident Evil 5 that bundles the original game with the new content. Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition is due in North American shops March 9 at $49.99. The PlayStation 3 version will pack all the content on a Blu-ray disc, while the Xbox 360 version will include tokens for the DLC.

No mention was made of bringing the new content or Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition to PC, though some of the new costumes actually debuted in the belated PC release.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

From The Chatty
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    November 19, 2009 10:03 AM

    Judging solely by screenshots, Lost in Nightmares looks more rooted in classic RE ambiance than RE5. I'm actually looking forward to it, I just hope that as-of-yet-unnamed second episode of DLC keeps in line with Lost in Nightmares than with original RE5.

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      November 19, 2009 10:57 AM

      I really enjoyed RE5 (I got it on the PC and played it Co-op from start to finish over a couple of weeks, I loved it), more so than any other RE games, probably because it was different compared to the previous games. I'd love for the DLC to come to the PC edition, hope they at least say whether it is or isn't coming out :(

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