As most of you probably know, CAPCOM are releasing the Alternate/Gold edition of RE5. I think this is a great add on to RE5. In Alternate/Gold edition you are given a whole lot of extras.
1: You are given two new episodes which are bound to get RE players excited. These new episodes are called 'Lost In Nightmares' and 'Desperate Escape'. Lost In Nightmares takes you to the Spencer estate. You will traverse through the mansion while fighting off all kinds of obstacles until confronting Wesker which started the rumor of Jill Valentines death previous to RE5. In Desperate Escape you will take the roll of Josh Stone and Jill Valentine on your way to aid Chris and Sheva during their final battle with Wesker
2: There will also be two costume packs that will be included on the disc and 8 new playable characters confirmed for Mercenaries mode (thus retitling the mode "Mercenaries Reunion").
Alternatively, for those who do not purchase the Gold Edition, both episodes as well as both costume packs will be available as DLC, with 2 of the 8 new characters bundled with each downloadable item. This means that by buying all four DLC, players will then already own all of the content on the disc. However, this only directly applies to the PS3 version, due to the fact that the Xbox 360 version will not contain all DLC content from the start. The Xbox 360's disc will instead come with a download token, allowing for a free download of all of the DLC while the PS3 version already has all new content from purchase.
The US release date for the disc is March 9, 2010, while the European release date is scheduled for March 12, 2010. The DLC content release dates are as follows: "Lost in Nightmares" and the first costume pack will be available for download on February 17 for Xbox 360 and February 18 for PS3, while "Desperate Escape", the second episode, and costume pack will be released on March 3 (Xbox 360) and 4th (PS3).
Anyone else excited?????