Europe Gets An Envy-Inducing Collector’s Edition For Resident Evil 6

    June 25, 2012
    Zach Walton
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I’ll be honest here – I spend way too much money on collector’s editions of my favorite games. If there’s a collector’s edition, I’m probably going to end up getting it for all the awesome swag that it contains. There has been a disturbing trend recently, however, that makes me rethink my long-term plans of staying in the United States.

Capcom announced some special editions of Resident Evil 6 for the U.S. a while back that included digital versions of all the past games in the series. It was a pretty awesome set and a pretty good deal at $90 for those who haven’t played the past games in the franchise. What about those of us who are Resident Evil diehards though? The fans who have been with the franchise since the awesome N64 port of Resident Evil 2? Where’s our special edition? It’s apparently only coming to Europe.

The Capcom Europe blog announced the existence of an absolutely amazing collector’s edition for Resident Evil 6. It contains an absolutely mind-blowing amount of awesome stuff that makes the U.S. collector’s edition for Resident Evil 5, which I purchased for $90, seem like utter trash.

The RE6 CE for Europe comes with the game in one of those wonderful steelbook cases, a hardcover art book, download codes for avatar gear on the Xbox 360 or a dynamic theme on the PS3, emblem insignias for the three main characters, an Ivy University Tall Oaks hoody and an awesome “Needle Bomb” box that houses all of it.

Like I said, I’m seriously questioning my nation of origin at this point. If Capcom thinks so little of us that we only get a couple of digital games and not something as awesome as this, I feel a little insulted. Of course, Capcom has not announced all of their plans for the U.S. market yet, but it does sound like this particular collector’s edition is going to stay Europe-only for the time being.

If you are one of the lucky ones to be born to European parents, you can pick up this awesome collector’s edition in the UK, France and Germany from select retailers. You may want to start saving now, because I’m sure it’s going to cost a pretty pound sterling/euro.

We’ll keep you up to date if Capcom decides to start treating U.S. citizens like normal people. Between Japan getting the awesome $1,200 leather jacket special edition and this, it just seems like they don’t care about the gamers who put the original Resident Evil on the spot. Maybe they need a reminder that it has been U.S. gamers who continuously pump more money into the Resident Evil franchise than any other territory. Just a thought.

  • The 1

    Okay first off all, stop complaining! You guys get way better stuff than us all the time. How dare you. Capcom looks after you guys way more than us Europeans. You know how pissed I am that the street fighter 25th anniversary set is a north America exclusive? We don’t get that so im glad we get this. Also I live in Europe and my parents are not European. Does that still make me lucky? Idiot….

    • http://www.webpronews.com/author/zach-walton Zach Walton

      Oh, I know that Europe gets the shaft a lot more than American and Japanese gamers. You guys have to put up with delays and missing games a lot more than we do. I was just poking fun at the fact that Europe has been on a roll lately with exclusives or getting games first (like the three Wii RPGs from Nintendo) to stuff like this. I’ll probably be importing this collector’s edition anyway so it’s all good. Enjoy the love, Europe is starting to get a lot of great stuff especially when it comes to RPGs.

    • Brandon

      Hey don’t be an ass. Just because your getting it doesn’t warrant you to just say what you want. When you guys don’t get something your allowed to complain and you have the right to. Correct? Well guess what we are all humans living on earth. So if we don’t get something we are allowed to complain just like you. There is no reason for you to be mad over that if you did the same thing.

  • Bazinga

    Does the European edition also come with a cup of tea?

  • Bruce

    I am still eagerly awaiting a collectors edition announcement for the USA Version of RE6. And even though Europe has their KICK A** edition confirmed, I still love the set they are getting. It’s quite amazing. It’s about time, EUROPE finally got noticed by the people at CRAPCOM. And yes I said CRAPCOM, because of all their BS over the years and untimely game release day delays. So to all RE fans in Europe, I am glad that you got a set thats truly worth remembering. I can only hope that the USA gets a collectors edition, even if it has only had DLC. Regardless of what we get or don’t get, its cool to talk to other RE fans from around the world. If any RE fans ever want to talk, they can find me on XBL under the GT: Myth1c Dragon

    One final comment, if the Usa does not get a CE edition of this game, then I am still happy I will at least get to play the game. Anyways thats my view on this topic

  • Vandal

    Why don’t they just make a collectors edition for a world wide release and forget about premium and special? Why make three different editions for three different countries? Makes no sense.

  • chris

    so does the american anthology have anything special like steelbook case or anything i already have the downloaded games but id still pay extra if it had anything the regular version doesnt because im that into re games. been playing since BEFORE that n64 port since the origional came out. playing that when your still learning your abcs will stick with you