So, I just got Resident Evil 2, and I was wondering: Do you keep the Special Key in succesive playthroughs after getting it? To clarify, after you get it do you not have to get it again if you play through the game a second time?
Yeah. You have to obtain it each time in a playthrough each time not picking up any items. And you can obtain it in both A and B scenarios for the same run but you have to meet the same requirements. Doing it in the B scenario is actually slightly easier than the A ironically. Mostly because there's fewer enemies to fight.