Resident Evil 2 Remake Pre-Order and Edition Guide
One of our single most anticipated horror games of 2019 isn't actually a brand new game at all, but rather, it is a title that we've already been playing for more than 20 years. That is, the Resident Evil 2 remake will drop in just a handful of days, and it is set to dominate the horror genre for many months to come.
Less than a year after being announced (wow, that really puts the wildly premature Final Fantasy 7 remake announcement into perspective, doesn't it?), this new version of Resident Evil 2 is almost here, and there are plenty of options available for those who want to pre-order or buy something beyond the Standard Edition.
Let's dive into what those options are before the game officially releases for PC and consoles on January 25.
Resident Evil 2 Pre-Order Bonuses
If you buy the game ahead of the official release date, from any retailer and on any platform, you'll unlock the special Samurai Edge handgun for both Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield.
There aren't a ton of extra pre-order bonuses available through different vendors, but you can find some better deals and a few bells and whistles. These perks are available for pre-ordering through each individual retailer:
- All editions: No bonuses
- Standard Edition: Special edition SteelBook case (physical version only)
- Deluxe Edition: Special edition SteelBook case (physical version only)
- Collector's Edition: This edition only available through GameStop
Green Man Gaming
- Standard Edition: 21% off the PC version base price ($47.39)
- All editions: No bonuses
- All Editions: $5 off base price ($54.99 for Standard Edition)
- All Editions: Free Resident Evil PS4 background theme
- All Editions: No bonuses
- All Editions: No bonuses, but free 2-day shipping or in-store pickup
Resident Evil 2 Editions
Three main versions of Resident Evil 2 are now available for pre-order: the basic Standard Edition, an upgraded Deluxe Edition, and the more expensive Collector's Edition, which is only available through GameStop.
The Standard Edition of Resident Evil 2 retails for $59.99 physically and digitally (with the exceptions noted above) and will be available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
The Standard Edition has no extra content, but features the full game entirely rebuilt using the same engine as the lauded Resident Evil 7.
You can pick up this basic edition at these locations:
Resident Evil 2's upgrade Deluxe Edition retails for $69.99 and comes with these bonus features, via a DLC download voucher, in addition to the base game:
- Two Leon costumes
- Three Claire costumes
- Samurai Edge Albert gun
- Classic retro soundtrack
Buy this enhanced edition from the retailers and storefronts below:
This special Collector's Edition retails for a whopping $199.99 and is exclusively available through GameStop.
This edition comes with the base game, everything from the Deluxe Edition, and the following extras:
- 12-inch Leon statue
- Art book
- R.P.D. renovation blueprints
- R.P.D. item box
You can buy this edition from these locations (note it isn't available for the PC version):
There's more reason to buy this new take on the old classic than just getting a pre-order perk or a special edition. Don't forget that Hunk and Tofu will be making their triumphant return in all editions of the game.
The remake of Resident Evil 2 will release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on January 25. Let us know what version you are planning on buying, and if you are looking forward to finally playing this new version, in the comments below.