Resident Evil 2 Remake: Comparing Special Editions, Pre-Order Bonuses, and More

The upcoming Resident Evil 2 remake launches in just over a week on January 25. If you want to play the latest Resident Evil adventure for yourself, there are several different game editions available. In this guide, we’ll outline each edition of the Resident Evil 2 remake along with its cost and bonus perks.

Resident Evil 2 Remake: Which Edition is Right For You?

The Resident Evil 2 remake comes in three different editions: Standard, Deluxe, and Collector’s. The Deluxe and Collector’s editions are naturally more expensive than the default Standard edition. However, with added cost comes added value in the form of digital and physical bonus items. All three editions also include some exclusive pre-order bonuses for early adopters.

Resident Evil 2 Remake Pre-Order Bonus

No matter which edition of the Resident Evil 2 remake you buy, you’ll unlock two exclusive weapons if you pre-order. These weapons are the ‘Chris Redfield’ and ‘Jill Valentine’ models of the Samurai Edge handgun. Pre-ordering a physical copy of the remake from Best Buy also entitles you to an exclusive steelbook game case.

Resident Evil 2 Remake Standard Edition – $60

The Resident Evil 2 remake’s Standard edition is the no-frills option for fans who just want to play the game. If you don’t really care about bonus items like weapons or outfits, this is the edition for you. The Standard edition is available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Resident Evil 2 Remake Deluxe Edition – $70

Resident Evil 2 remake Deluxe Edition

The remake’s Deluxe edition includes a ‘Deluxe DLC Pack’ which contains several in-game items and a retro soundtrack swap. Furthermore, fans who want to customize protagonists Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy a bit will definitely want this edition. The items contained in the Deluxe DLC Pack include the following:

  • An ‘Albert Wesker’ variant of the Samurai Edge handgun
  • “Elza Walker,” “Noir,” and “Military” outfit alternates for Claire Redfield
  • “Arklay Sheriff” and “Noir” outfit alternates for Leon Kennedy

The Deluxe edition is available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Resident Evil 2 Remake Collector’s Edition – $200

The remake’s Collector’s edition is meant for the true Resident Evil connoisseur who also has money to burn. Along with the Deluxe edition’s DLC pack, the Collector’s edition comes with the following physical items:

  • A “Ben’s File” art book
  • An “R.P.D. Renovation” landscape-style poster
  • A Leon Kennedy R.P.D. figure
  • Unique collector’s packaging

Finally, the Resident Evil 2 remake’s Collector’s edition is only available at GameStop. Because it’s a physical edition, it’s also only available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

For more on the Resident Evil 2 remake, be sure to read our guide for the game’s 1-shot demo. We’ve also got some new screenshots showing off the remake’s versions of Hunk and Tofu.