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Resident Evil Alternative Edition Will Come as DLC

Capcom revealed there would be new content coming for Resident Evil 5 back in September. The only question was how that content would be coming. Capcom put a poll up on their website, looking for feedback. The tallies are in from some over 1500 voters, and the new Alternative Edition for RE5 will be coming as DLC.

“Based on your feedback, in North American, European and Australia territories, Capcom will be making the new RE5 content for both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 available as downloadable content,” Capcom’s Chris Kramer wrote. “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.”

Japan will still be getting a boxed version of the additional content involving Chris Redfield’s and Jill Valentine’s assault in Ozwell Spencer’s horror-filled castle (an event that took place three years ago), and major plot point for RE5. An additional 2 hours is expected from the new gameplay which will also support both single-player and co-op play.

There is no word on how/when/if PC players will be receiving the Alternative Edition.