Over twenty years after Resident Evil 2’s release on the original PlayStation, we are here, eagerly awaiting the release of the game’s remake on PS4, Xbox One and PC. While the initial release of the game helped shape the survival horror genre for years to come, the new edition seems set to redefine the Resident Evil franchise’s beginnings in a very shiny, new way, updating the gameplay and graphics to modern standards. Ahead of its release, here is the best and cheapest Resident Evil 2 pre order price.
For those of you who have yet to experience any version of Resident Evil 2, the short version of what you should know – zombies. To clarify a little more, however, the game puts players in the dual roles of Leon S Kennedy and Claire Redfield. Leon is, at this point in the franchise, a rookie cop who has to deal with the entirety of Raccoon City now becoming zombified. Claire Redfield is the younger sister of Chris Redfield, one of the protagonists from the first game, who has gone missing.
Claire’s journey to find her brother causes her to cross paths with Leon and together they seek out survivors as well as a way out of the city before, inevitably, the place gets destroyed in order to contain the biohazard epidemic. All the while the shadowy Umbrella Corporation seems to not want them to escape and will do anything to keep them from telling the story.
Because video games, all of this culminates in an expansive survival horror game that lets players choose which character they want to play as first, though to complete the game, both character stories need to be completed. The newest iteration of the game removes the tank controls and fixed camera of the original, instead replacing them with an over-the-shoulder style of gameplay that is immediately evocative of the later Resident Evil games, from Resident Evil 4 onwards.
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Cheapest Resident Evil 2 pre order
If all of this sounds like your kind of thing, you can get yourself the cheapest Resident Evil 2 pre order around with a little help from this very article. The game is set for release on January 25 2019. Here’s where you can find the cheapest Resident Evil 2 copies.
Where to pre order Resident Evil 2 Collector’s Edition
Announced more recently, the UK release of the Resident Evil 2 Collector’s Edition is one of those big-box affairs, featuring a 12-inch Leon Kennedy figurine, a steelbook case, limited edition R.P.D. Keys in a fancy case, a poster, artbook, soundtrack CD and ‘Made in Heaven’ pin badge. This edition is exclusive to GAME within the UK and costs a whopping £229.99.
You’ll also be getting the ‘Deluxe DLC Pack’, which gives you access ot the game’s digital soundtrack, the Arklay Sherrif and Noir costumes for Leon, Military, Noir and Elza Walker costumes for Claire and the deluxe Samurai Edge Albert Model weapon.
If that version does happen to sell out, you could opt to import a Japanese version of the Collector’s Edition, which features most of the same contents as the UK release, though you will miss out on the steelbook case, R.P.D. keys, and ‘Made in Heaven’ pin. It is, however, cheaper than buying the UK version, as this edition comes in at £191.41.