Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition Announced/DLC Details

Two episodes and much more coming next year….

Last week Capcom confirmed that they would be releasing new content for the hugely successful Resident Evil 5 for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Capcom plans to release two new downloadable episodes, a host of new costumes, and a new ‘ The Mercenaries Reunion’ mode, featuring eight new playable characters and weapon load-outs. All of this content will be available for download via Xbox Live and PSN next year.

For those Resident Evil fans who prefer a box copy, we are also pleased to announce that we will be releasing a Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition that will include the original game plus all additional content, making this the ultimate Resident Evil 5 experience. Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition will be available across Europe for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 at a competitive price.

Previously only seen during cut-scenes of the original Resident Evil 5, the first new episode titled ‘ Lost in Nightmares’, finds BSAA agent, Chris Redfield, working with his partner, Jill Valentine, as they investigate Ozwell E. Spencer’s hideaway. Spencer, the evil mastermind and co-founder of Umbrella Corporation, has been concealing a new evil deep within the basement of his mansion. Chris and Jill discover this grotesque evil standing in their way as the two enter deeper into the catacombs beneath the mansion.

Simultaneous with the release of ‘ Lost in Nightmares’ new costumes for Chris and Sheva will be made available, allowing the player to experience Resident Evil 5 with a fresh new look and feel through both game play and cut-scene playback. A refresh of Mercenaries Mode, ‘ The Mercenaries Reunion’, gives players new playable characters and weapon load-outs which provide players additional challenges as they aim to shoot down as many enemies as they can within a limited time. Each piece of downloadable content will contain two new playable characters. The Gold Edition will feature all eight.

Please see below for a release schedule for all additional content:

360 Lost in Nightmares 17 February
360 Costume Pack 1 17 February
360 Episode 2 (title TBA) 3 March
360 Costume Pack 2 3 March
PS3 Lost in Nightmares 18 February
PS3 Costume Pack 1 18 February
PS3 Episode 2 (title TBA) 4 March
PS3 Costume Pack 2 4 March

360 Disc + download token 12 March
PS3 All content on disc 12 March