Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition Will Be DLC In North America And Europe

By Spencer . November 9, 2009 . 12:03pm

image After receiving 1500 votes for DLC, Capcom decided to release the extras in Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition as downloadable content in North America, Europe, and Australia. While Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition has only been announced for the PlayStation 3 in Japan, the DLC pack will be available for PS3 and Xbox 360 in spring 2010. Pricing for Alternative Edition has not been announced.


Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition includes a flashback level where Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine explore Spencer’s mansion. Capcom also implemented PS3 motion controller support in Alternative Edition. It’s unclear if the Xbox 360 version will have a similar option for Natal or the forgotten third party Squeeballs controller.

  • Aoshi00

    DLC’s great, but I’m curious about the Sony wand since RE4 Wii controls so well. I hate to say it, but Jill just looks plain weird in RE5, not attractive like in the past games at all, her face is just distracting.

    • MisterNiwa

      Well.. i’d understand it if you were talking about Albino-Jill, i mean the one who is total pale and stuff.

      But hey, doesnt matter, you are right, she doesnt look that good at all.

      I mean.. i never liked her from begin with, i was more the Rebecca-Fan.
      But in Marvel VS Capcom she looks good!

      Oh im very happy that this is going to be released as DLC, its a good decision imo, we all know that Japanese people dont like DLC at all.

  • This might make me pick up RE5 as I wasn’t really impressed with the length of the game or the co-op setup after Gameflying it. Knowing Sony’s experience with motion control in the EyeToy/Playstation Eye, I can only expect great things from the wand controller.

    If one thinks about it, Natal is an evolution of the EyeToy/Playstation Eye concept with added depth and accuracy.

  • kupomogli

    It mentions the game will be released in Japan and DLC for US, Europe, and Australia, but what about a disc version for PS3 and 360 of the alternative edition? If I have to purchase this as DLC then I’m not buying it. I want a physical copy.

  • Tokyo Guy

    Interesting decision…but if its DLC does that mean that you must have the original game itself to play it (as in it’s like a patch) or is it a full game? It would be interesting if Capcom made two versions so that people who already had the game could pay less.

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