Resident Evil 2 Gets $900+ Premium Edition in Japan Including a… Keyboard

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Capcom announced a rather unusual “Premium Edition” for the Resident Evil 2 remake in Japan.

The Premium Edition is exclusive to the publisher’s own e-Capcom online store, and it costs 99,800 yen plus taxes, which translates in just north of $900. With taxes, it’s 107,784 yen, which translates into $972.

It’ll be available for both the standard version of the game and the 18+ “Z-Version” that was recently revealed for the local market.  It’ll be only for PS4 since the local Xbox One release is just digital.

This super-limited edition includes a Bluetooth keyboard based on the QwerkyWriter by QwerkyToys, inspired by the Lexington typewriter that appears in the game. The keyboard works with both PC and Smartphones.

On top of the keyboard, the edition comes with all the contents from the Collector’s edition.

For those who don’t want all those toys and prefer just the keyboard, they can grab a “Limited Edition” that costs “only” 89,424 yen taxes included, translating to $806. The keyboard is also available without the game for 81,000 yen taxes included. That’s $730.

As an additional bonus, those who will purchase any edition of the game from the e-Capcom online store, will get an “Ink Ribbon” roll of masking tape picked at random among four different types. Those who spend nearly $1,000 to purchase the Premium Edition will get all four. Lucky them.

Below you can check out the assets shared with the press release, including artwork of Leon using the snazzy keyboard. Unfortunately, we don’t know whether we’ll get these editions in the west, but my money is on “nope.” That being said, I’m not a betting man.

If you want to see more about Resident Evil 2, you can enjoy the latest gameplay the announcement trailer, and the first screenshots and details. You can also read our hands-on preview and some recent information from Famitsu.

Resident Evil 2 will launch on January 25th, 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. You can already pre-order the game and the Deluxe Edition on Amazon.


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