Resident Evil 5: A Guide To All of the New Bonus Content

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Nearly a year after it came out, Resident Evil 5 is back with a vengeance starting today with the release of a new downloadable episode on Xbox Live. The deluge of new content that’s going to be available for this game in the next few weeks is a little confusing so here’s a rundown of what’s on tap:

Lost in Nightmares

Available today on Xbox Live and tomorrow on the PlayStation Network ($5)

This episode reunites classic RE characters Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine for a mission that takes place in a mansion owned by Umbrella Corp. founder Ozwell E. Spencer. It also unlocks Excella Gionne and Barry Burton as playable characters in RE5‘s revamped Mercenaries Reunion survival mode.

Desperate Escape

Available March 3rd on Xbox Live and March 4th on the PlayStation Network ($5)

In this mission that runs concurrently with RE5′s main characters Chris and Sheva, you break out of the Tricell facility as Josh Stone or Jill Valentine. Desperate Escape also unlocks Josh and Rebecca Chambers in Mercenaries Reunion.

Costume Pack #1

Available Now on Xbox Live and tomorrow on PSN ($2)

This download gives you “Heavy Metal” and “Business” outfits for Chris and Sheva, respectively.

Costume Pack #2

Available March 3rd on Xbox Live and March 4th on PSN ($2)

This download gives you “Warrior” and “Fairy Tale” outfits for Chris and Sheva, respectively.

Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition


Available March 9th ($49.99)

Not necessary for people who already own Resident Evil 5, RE5: Gold takes the original game plus adds all of the aforementioned downloadable content. PS3 discs will already have the new content on them while Xbox 360 copies will come with a download token to download everything from Xbox Live.