DLC or boxed? For RE5: Alternative Edition, it’s your choice

Tuesday, 6th October 2009 03:19 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Capcom’s been wracking its collective brain as to what form Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition’s Western release should take, and has decided to put the fate of its multi-million dollar franchise in your hands. DLC or fancy-shmancy box, with a real instruction manual and everything? It’s up to you.

“Here’s where we’re at: in Japan, Alternative Edition will be released as a new physical package, with all that entails: new box art, new manual, new shiny disc, another plastic box to add to a tottering stack of console games. This makes absolutely perfect sense for the Japanese gaming market, where the uptake of digital content is a bit behind the western markets,” reads a post on the Capcom Unity blog.

“However, based on the success of the RE5 ‘Versus’ downloadable content, as well as digital-only titles like Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix and Marvel VS Capcom 2, we know that the demand for DLC in the west is huge. More and more, gamers in North America and Europe want content immediately and are less inclined to be tied to boxes and packages.”

Go rock the vote at Capcom’s blog.



  1. awesome_gamer

    DLC is better. voted for DLC!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    DLC. Cheaper than packaging. Voting now…

    As I type, my DLC vote just cast, the percentage reads 405 digital votes (DLC), 171 physical votes (packaging). It doesn’t identify what numbers represent so I’m assuming 1 vote at this time.

    This is a great idea that other companies should follow suit. Especially after Capcoms “Versus” DLC controversial debate(s). Nice move Capcom!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. ecu

    Disc please. I want to still have something to show for my money in years to come.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Yoshi

    Why not both?
    DLC for people who already have the game and a proper game package bundled with 2 motion controlers or something.
    That sounds better to me :)

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Didn’t they say just yesterday that it was “too big to be DLC”?

    #5 5 years ago

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