Stop Worrying About Resident Evil 2 Remake Including Microtransactions

A new report from the ESRB shows that not only did Capcom’s upcoming Resident Evil 2 Remake get an “M” for “Mature” rating – c’mon, but it’s also all gory and violence. We knew this was going to happen, it is Resident Evil, after all. It was also made know that the game would also include microtransactions of some sort. Now everyone’s fearful that we’ll have another Star Wars: Battlefront II on their hands.

Oh, noes, it’s ruined, right?  No, it isn’t and we’re here to tell you why you can relax.

As it stands right now, we can’t be 100% as to what these microtransactions will be, if there are any. What we do already know that the deluxe version of the game includes several DLC costumes, as well as the specialized Samurai Edge weapon.

  • Leon Costume: “Arklay Sheriff”
  • Leon Costume: “Noir”
  • Claire Costume: “Military”
  • Claire Costume: “Noir”
  • Claire Costume: “Elza Walker”
  • Deluxe Weapon: “Samurai Edge – Albert Model” 

These microtransactions that the ESRB is referring to could simply be due to these in-game items could be purchased outside of the deluxe edition. Which would make complete sense. Sure, there have been microtransactions that have affected single-player experiences, however, I’m sure Capcom has seen that people frown on those. Including any pay for win nonsense could even backfire for the developer. We all know gamers could easily review bomb the game for having these without having even played the game.

So in short, I wouldn’t worry about these microtransactions – At least not right now. If Capcom does decide to add them (which I don’t think they will), I’m sure we’d find out it before the release of the game – preferably by Capcom themselves.

Resident Evil 2 Remake releases on January 25, 2019, for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. I for one can not wait! BRAINS!!!! While you’re here, check out our “Everything we know about Resident Evil 2 Remake” article.

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Keith Mitchell
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Keith Mitchell is the Founder and Editor in Chief of The Outerhaven. A grizzled IT professional during the day, but a passionate lover of video games after his 9-5 grid. Loves playing the Dark Souls series and has been gaming since he was 6 years old. Available for podcasts upon request.