Capcom, being the community-friendly folks they are, are asking you how you want to receive Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition‘s new content. Do you want a completely new game, complete with new box art and a new disc? or do you want downloadable content instead?
“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,” Capcom wrote 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.”