Final Two Resident Evil 2 Deluxe Edition Costumes Revealed
Leon goes Noir while Claire looks back on what could have been.
By Chris Morse
The deluxe and collector’s editions of the upcoming Resident Evil 2 remake come with a handful of awesome bonus features and among those are alternate outfits for both Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield. We’ve already taken a look at the first three of these costumes but Capcom has released two more previews, this time of Leon’s very own Noir-style appearance and Claire’s “Elza Walker” throwback, both of which you can check out below.
It was a dark and stormy night in Raccoon City.... Available in both the Deluxe and Collector's Editions of Resident Evil 2, survive in style with this slick "Noir" outfit for Leon! #RE2 pic.twitter.com/NZ0jJa2hWU— Resident Evil (@RE_Games) October 21, 2018
Leon’s new digs are self-explanatory but Claire’s throwback outfit is a very nice touch. This look dates back to a scrapped version of the original game that never saw the light of day beyond leaks and fan efforts to rebuild it. With these last two reveals, we have now seen previews of each of the bonus costumes that will be included in the game’s deluxe and collector’s editions.
In case you missed it, you can find a recap of the deluxe edition’s bonus content below, which includes extra costumes, reversible slipcover artwork, a special weapon, and even a throwback to the original game’s soundtrack.
The most interesting bonus costume, in our opinion, is Claire’s "Elza Walker" outfit. Long-time fans of the series may remember this name and look from the unreleased beta version of Resident Evil 2, dubbed Resident Evil 1.5 by fans. Back then, the game was far along in development before the concept was scrapped and Capcom settled on the classic game we all know and love, which is, of course, the one now being remade.
Claire also has a military outfit while she and Leon both have a special "Noir" costume. The latter very much gives us a vibe for The Evil Within. Leon's other bonus costume, the "Arklay Sheriff" outfit, pays homage to The Walking Dead and gives our rookie police officer the more polished look of Rick Grimes.
Also included in the deluxe edition is the Samurai Edge, which seems to always make an appearance in newer Resident Evil games, a reversible slipcover featuring Leon on one side and Claire on the other, and finally, a retro soundtrack swap that allows you play through this remake while listening to the classic ambience of the original game
Resident Evil 2 arrives on January 25th, 2019 and will be available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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