‘Resident Evil 6′ Gets Very Expensive Limited Edition

Published 3 years ago by , Updated July 17th, 2013 at 3:32 pm,

Resident Evil 6 Expensive Limited Edition

As games continue to grow and grow in popularity publishers will continue to find more and more expensive ways to get just a little more money out of those die-hard fans. Case in point: a special limited edition of Resident Evil 6 that will release exclusively in Japan.

Not only does this Resident Evil 6 Limited Edition come with a copy of Capcom‘s highly anticipated game and four phone cases, it comes with a wearable replica of Leon Kennedy’s leather jacket. Not necessarily the most iconic of items from the Resident Evil franchise, but still pretty memorable, this replica jacket is going to be coveted by fans the world over.

The four phone cases appear to be for Apple’s iPhone, but it’s unclear based on the vague image. However three of them will be branded based on the three main characters of the game (Chris, Leon, and yet to be named bald guy) with the final case being kept secret. It’s safe to assume that if Capcom announces a lesser Special Edition that these cases might also be packaged in with that.

Unfortunately, as one would expect, the inclusion of this replica jacket makes the Resident Evil 6 Limited Edition far too expensive a proposition for any reasonable fan to justify. At ¥100,000, or $1,300, the price point essentially becomes about purchasing the jacket first and getting the game as an added bonus. Usually a Limited Edition’s price, when packaged in with a cool replica like Skyrim‘s dragon or Nathan Drake’s belt buckle, is still at least 50% of the retail price for the game.

There’s no denying that the anticipation for Resident Evil 6, which promises to bring back two of RE‘s most prized protagonists and unite them with new modes and new mechanics, is palpable, but being worth over a thousand dollars is another thing. Just to be safe, though, the replica jacket, or should I say, the Limited Edition of the game has been kept to only 5,000 copies. It would be hard to imagine them selling out.

Would you be willing to fork over $1,300 for a replica of Leon’s leather jacket? What’s the most expensive Collector’s Edition you’ve ever purchased?

Source: Esuteru (via Mark MacDonald)


TAGS: Capcom, PS3, Resident Evil, Resident Evil 6

  • Caspica

    I’ve only bought one collector’s edition and that is the Machinarium Collector’s edition. It cost 22 USD…

  • Patrick

    I would rather have his jacket from RE4

  • chris arnot

    I would only fork over this much for a leon s kennedy RPD uniform

  • Spider-Abu

    It’s Capcom…as if on-disc DLCs were not enough to make them money, releasing a $1.3k collectors edition should do it. I would call any reasonable gamer fool hardy for buying this unless your dad is Bill Gates or something. You can use that money to donate to some charity instead and save hundreds of lives. :S

  • Drew
  • Drew

    Oh and I bet the jacket was made in China lol go figure right? 1300 lol Wilson’s Leather has better jackets ;P

  • Matt

    Words can’t describe this lunacy. This Limited Edition should cost no more than $250, let alone over a thousand dollars. The jacket will probably cost about $100 tops to make, and people that buy this Limited Edition will mostly be paying for the collectability of the jacket. But with 5,000 being made, it’s not that special is it? You can buy 10 phone cases, RE6, and a quality leather jacket for about 5 times less money. Besides, the jacket is just a normal leather jacket, not much special about it.

    • keppler

      a quality leather jacket costs at least $500 and this is a limited edition jacket which will never be made again. It needs to be expensive in order for it to be worth paying a designer and a leatherworking company to produce. And in the world of mass production (which is the reason most things are so cheap relative to a few hundred years ago) 5000 is nothing.

  • Conner

    Pretty sure the average leather jacket doesn’t cost 1200 dollars.

  • HelghastUser

    Well well well….That jacket is going to be worth one pretty penny….

  • jak frost

    I could find a cooler leather jacket at a thrift store for less then 100 bucks