The release of the updated version of Resident Evil 2 just got a retro throwback to the original. Fans of the survival horror game will get to experience the re-release next year with classic outfits for heroes Leon and Claire. Both classic costumes for the characters will be unlockable in-game, for free to players as a thank you from the team at Capcom.
Developers posted the announcement to Twitter,
“We have a treat for you! As a thanks for your undying support, we’re providing all Resident Evil 2 players with a piece of nostalgia.”
Although players will be able to play through the game with several outfits, the creators of the re-imagined zombie game seem to be paying tribute in a fashionable way to the classic version of Resident Evil 2. However, as fans pointed out in the trailer, Claire’s costume for the upcoming game does not have sleeves. The original outfit clearly shows her with a black undershirt and wrist coverings.
While free, the video posted to Youtube says the costumes are in-game unlockable content. Though it did not say exactly how the outfits will become available to players. Whether they must complete certain side quests or find hidden rooms or items remains to be seen.
The crew at Capcom previously announced the Deluxe Edition and Collector’s Edition versions of the game will launch with five additional costumes.
The original Resident Evil 2 was released in 1998 and has sold over 4,960,000 copies. The action centers around rookie cop Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield as they fight to survive a mysterious viral outbreak within Raccoon City. The 1998 original was hailed as a gaming masterpiece and propelled Resident Evil into mainstream pop culture and the entertainment you know today.”
The re-imagined version of Resident Evil 2 will be released January 25th, 2019 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.