Resident Evil 2 to Get Classic Leon and Claire Outfits for Free

Capcom has announced the nostalgic addition as a Halloween surprise.

By Chris Morse

Earlier today, Resident Evil fans got a Halloween treat in the form of a surprise announcement from Capcom, posted to the official social media accounts for Resident Evil 2. We’ve already seen the treasure trove of bonus outfits from the deluxe and collector’s editions of the game, but how about the franchise’s more traditional unlockable costumes?

The remake has got us covered in the form of free, included costumes for Leon and Claire that can be unlocked in-game, featuring their classic appearances from the original game. Have a look at the new (or old, technically) looks below.


In case you missed it, you can find a recap of the deluxe edition’s bonus content below, which includes more 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.

About the Author

Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo