When you think of a video game’s special edition these days, the first thing that comes to mind is an exorbitant price tag, and a figurine of sorts that pretends to make up for it. But if you’re buying the Resident Evil 2 remake’s special edition in Japan, you might actually be getting something worth the premium you pay for: a Bluetooth keyboard that looks like a typewriter.
If you’re familiar with such retro-looking keyboards, then you’ll know that these are essentially Qwerkywriter S Bluetooth keyboards, with the Umbrella Corporation sticker and the Lexington branding as extras.
That said, there are a few special editions and not all of them come with the typewriter. The most complete set, the Premium Edition which would set you back JPY 99800 (approximately RM3699), comes with the typewriter and four ‘ink ribbons’ that likely aren’t really ink ribbons, alongside the game itself.
Also included in this particular version is a Raccoon Police Station poster, a DLC voucher, an official art book, and soundtrack CD. Capcom has also provided a chest box as part of the package.
Then you have the Limited Edition release that includes the game, the keyboard, and one roll of the ‘ink ribbon’ for JPY 82800 (approx. RM3054). Of course, you can choose to buy the keyboard alone for JYP 75000 (approx RM2766) which is much higher than the base model that you can obtained from Qwerkytoys for USD249 (approx RM1022).
Since these packages were listed on Capcom’s online store on Japan, they will likely be exclusive to the country. That being said, we are still long way to go before Resident Evil 2 is released into the stores in January 2019, so it is quite possible that international markets will receive their own limited edition package for the game as well.