The Resident Evil 5: Gold Editon will send Jill and Chris to Ozwell E. Spencer’s mansion, which is filled with zombies, secrets, and cranks.
If you haven’t already heard about Resident Evil 5‘s upcoming expansion packs, here’s the deal. The Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition was announced for Japan at the Tokyo Game Show 2009, which includes a spattering of new content. Capcom put it up for a vote whether the new content would come to other regions via disc only, or through DLC, and DLC won out. Capcom will also be releasing a physical disc called the Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition in both North America and Europe, but only for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as of yet (sorry PC gamers).
The first DLC pack, called Lost in Nightmares, will hit Xbox Live Arcade on February 17, 2010, and the PlayStation Network on February 18, 2010. This pack is reminiscent of the days of the original Resident Evil, and will put players in the shoes of Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine as they explore the catacombs beneath Ozwell E. Spencer’s hideaway mansion, and hopefully end the business with all the cranks and emblems.
The second DLC pack will be released on March 3, 2010, for the Xbox 360 and on March 4, 2010, for the PlayStation 3. Microsoft must have paid Capcom off handsomely to get these one-day exclusives. This pack hasn’t been named and no details are currently available, but it’ll have something in it, something evil, and zombies or similar slow moving enemies may be involved.
Capcom is including its “Mercenaries Reunion” content along with each pack, which will include 8 new characters, costumes, and weapon load-outs. Strangely enough, only two characters will be included with each DLC pack, while all 8 will be available in the retail Gold Edition. If you don’t have the internet, or don’t own Resident Evil 5 yet, the Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition will be available in North American stores on March 9, 2010 for $49.99, and the European release will follow on March 12.
Source: Game Informer