[:en]Capcom hopes you may pay $1,500 for Chris Redfield’s coat[:]
WTF?! Recreation corporations know that some followers can pay some huge cash for merchandise associated to their titles. Capcom’s an skilled on this space: the writer is as soon as once more promoting a really costly reproduction coat worn by a Resident Evil character.
The unremarkable wool coat is priced at 159,731 yen on Capcom’s Japanese website. That’s simply over $1,500—rather a lot for one thing that doesn’t even have buttons. But it surely does seem like the one Chris Redfield wears in Resident Evil Village, fully justifying the associated fee.
The coat is available in Medium, Giant, and Additional Giant sizes. There’s additionally an “Unique Mannequin” possibility that’s even bigger and is meant to match Redfield’s in-game proportions. Kotaku writes that this model is extra carefully modeled on the precise piece of clothes 3D-scanned into the sport.
The coat is accessible by itself and as a part of two totally different collectors editions containing the likes of a statue, reproduction lockbox, map, and so forth. The most affordable of those is $1,634, whereas the one with a lockbox is $1,855.
Capcom is not any stranger to promoting costly coats worn by Resi characters. It offered Leon Kennedy’s Resident Evil 4 bomber jacket for $1,200 in 2016, and his leather-based jacket from Resident Evil 6 went for $1,000.
Regardless of their excessive costs, all these objects are common. Final 12 months, a $1,900 Death Stranding jacket full with multi-position storm collar, storm hood, and loads of zippers rapidly offered out after occurring sale. There was additionally an $8,000 Ultra Limited Edition of Satan Could Cry 5 that got here with Dante’s jacket.
Paying practically $2,000 is a giant outlay for any sport’s collector’s version, although it pales compared to Dying Mild’s Highlight Version from 2016 that promised patrons a component within the film primarily based on the sport, which nonetheless hasn’t appeared. It’s unclear whether or not anybody ever paid the $10 million asking price.
You may watch the whole Resident Evil Village showcase, together with the newest gameplay trailer, here.