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Resident Evil 2 Remake Game Ships 3 Million Copies Worldwide

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The official website for Capcom's remake of the Resident Evil 2 survival horror game revealed on Tuesday that the game has shipped more than 3 million copies worldwide. The game launched for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on Friday. The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web website also reported that the game's demo version has been downloaded more than 4.7 million times.

Capcom released a Collector's Edition of the game exclusively at GameStop and EB Games for US$199.99 (239.99 CAD). The Collector's Edition features the game, special packaging, an extra DLC pack card (featuring two costumes for Leon, three costumes for Claire, and a "Samurai Edge – Albert Model" weapon), the ability to swap the soundtrack with the "original version," a 12-inch Leon S. Kennedy (R.P.D. version) figure, a 32-page "Ben's File" art book, a 25-track digital soundtrack, and a "R.P.D." Renovation Design Poster. Pre-order bonuses included the "Samurai Edge – Chris Model" and "Samurai Edge – Jill Model" weapons.

The remake has third-person perspective gameplay (changed from the fixed camera angles of the original game), similar to the gameplay introduced in Resident Evil 4.

The original Resident Evil 2 marked the introduction of the character Leon Kennedy, as he finds his first day on the Raccoon City Police Department marked by a sudden zombie infestation in the city. The game also centers on Claire Redfield attempting to find her brother Chris, one of the main characters of the first game.

Sources: Resident Evil 2's website, The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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