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Alternative Edition Content Will Be Downloadable For Resident Evil 5

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For all the Resident Evil 5 fans out there, the game isn’t over! Capcom is releasing new downloadable content for both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of this game.

For all our readers living in shelter… Resident Evil 5 is a survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom. It was released in 2009 for Xbox, PlayStation 3 and Windows. Resident Evil 5 revolves around Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar while they investigate a terrorist threat in Kijuju, Africa (town name is fictional).

The new content coming to Japan in Resident Evil 5: Alternate Edition will be released here in North America and Europe as well. Western gamers won’t need to head out to stores to get it, though.

“Capcom will be making the new RE5 content for both Xbox and PlayStation 3 available as downloadable content,” wrote Capcom on their Unity blog. “You will not be asked to purchase a new copy of the game just to get at the new stuff, just make sure to hold on to your RE5 disc and you’ll be ready to roll in Spring 2010 when we make available new Resident Evil adventures (and some other things we haven’t told you about yet) for you. Keep that in mind when thinking about selling back RE5 or handing it off to a friend.”

“Capcom based their decision on a recent fan poll. A sizable amount of people voted for a retail release of the new content so Capcom didn’t complete rule out the possibility of that happening. “What surprised us, however, was just how many of you ended up voting for a new physical package. We’re still trying to wrap our heads around this strongly stated position from a vocal range of the community, but we’ve definitely heard you guys loud and clear as well.”

Alternate Edition features a new mission called “Lost in Nightmares” in which Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine investigate the Spencer Estate. The Japanese retail release will also come with PS3 Motion Controller support.

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