Special editions of highly anticipated video games are common these days, and typically these premium versions come with an art book, soundtrack, first round of paid downloadable content, or other such fun things. For an extra $10 or $20 over the standard edition's price, rabid fans can snag some neat bonuses. Capcom's upcoming Resident Evil 6 for the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 will come in special varieties as well, but how much would you be willing to pay for the premium pack-in items? As Kotaku reports, the company is selling a special bundle in Japan that retails for a mindboggling ¥105,000 (approximately $1,300).
The upcoming Premium Edition for survival horror game Resident Evil 6 comes with a copy of the game, four different RE6 branded tablet covers (a Chris version, a Leon version, a Jake version, and a Secret version), and a Leon leather jacket. An actual replica of Leon's in-game duds, the jacket comes in small, medium, large, and extra large.
While it's tempting to rail against Capcom for yet another attempt at milking fans for as much money as possible, I'm oddly alright with this offer. If the company can convince people to pay a month's mortgage payment for a jacket and tablet covers, then why shouldn't it take advantage? There's nothing in this premium edition that holds back content from the actual Resident Evil 6 game, so I don't see any harm here. If the jacket was required to unlock extra levels in the game, then that would be a problem, but as it stands, this package is an easy one to overcome: just don't buy it.