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Capcom Gives Alternative for Resident Evil 5 Re-Release

November 10, 2009 Written by Anthony Severino

Resident Evil 5 Alternative Edition

When Capcom revealed Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition, many games felt slighted by the Japanese developer/publisher. Gamers complained that Capcom was double-dipping into their wallets by re-releasing a somewhat recently released (March of 2009) game with an additional 2-hour long backstory mission, as well as a new control scheme. Not quite enough to warrant a full release.

It seems as though Capcom has heard the cries of economically challenged gamers of Europe and North America…

Capcom has just revealed that due to an overwhelming response by gamers on Capcom community site polls, Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition will be released as downloadable content for both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.

The DLC which will arrive this Spring will be available in both North America and European territories. Still no word on pricing or a solid release date, but we’ll be sure to update you as soon as there is more information.

Did Capcom make the right decision?