Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition Coming to PS3/X360 Early Next Year Loaded With DLC

Capcom has detailed its North American and European release plans for what’s being called the Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition in Japan. In the western regions, the new content making up the Alternative Edition will be released for PS3 and Xbox 360 early next year as multiple DLC add-on packs encompassing two expansion episodes, “The Mercenaries Reunion” mode, new costumes, and eight new playable characters and weapon load outs — no word yet on pricing or if this content will come with the Japanese Alternative Edition‘s added motion-control functionality demoed at TGS.

This new content will also be bundled up and offered at retail in a Gold Edition of the game, due for release on PS3 and Xbox 360 on March 9, 2010 for $50. The DLC will be loaded on the Blu-ray in the PS3 version, but the 360 version will require using a provided download token to access. Watch the trailer above for a sneak peek at the first DLC episode and look after the break for the DLC/Gold Edition release schedule.

* “Lost in Nightmares” Add-On – 2/18/10 (US and Europe)
* Costume Pack 1 – 2/18/10 (US and Europe)
* Episode 2 (title TBA) – 3/4/10 (US and Europe)
* Costume Pack 2 – 3/4/10 (US and Europe)
* Gold Edition – 3/9/10 for $49.99 (3/12/10 in Europe)

Xbox 360:
* “Lost in Nightmares” Add-On – 2/17/10 (US and Europe)
* Costume Pack 1 – 2/17/10 (US and Europe)
* Episode 2 (title TBA) – 3/3/10 (US and Europe)
* Costume Pack 2 – 3/3/10 (US and Europe)
* Gold Edition – 3/9/10 for $49.99 (3/12/10 in Europe)

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