Resident Evil 2's Japanese Collector's Edition Is a Masterstroke

Donna Miller
August 12, 2018

It is somewhat iconic and if you thought it would be cool to own the typewriter, Capcom is more than happy to oblige as they have brought the Lexington typewriter to life to celebrate the impending launch of Resident Evil 2 Remake. With taxes, it's 107,784 yen, which translates into $972. The outrageously expensive ¥99,800 (~$900) Z Version bundles a Bluetooth keyboard inspired by the typewriters from the main game. It features Cherry MX Blue switches and is in fact compatible with PC, Android, MacOs, and iOS as well. However, the publisher and developer previously revealed the Collector's Edition for non-Japanese territories during San Diego Comic-Con 2018, with its price being a little more reasonable at $200. Purchasing the keyboard solo will cost ¥75,000, or about $676. It includes a Bluetooth keyboard and is priced at a jaw-dropping $900. You'll also get four Ink Ribbons, which double as masking tape, each with a different pattern printed on them. That said, though, it's worth noting that the Collector's Edition won't have the Lexington vintage typewriter keyboard.

Below you can check out the assets shared with the press release, including artwork of Leon using the snazzy keyboard. You can also read our hands-on preview and some recent information from Famitsu.

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It wasn't enabled, however, and Nintendo doesn't appear to have made any changes to this specific part of the code since then. It's clear Nintendo is toying with the idea, and perhaps it's been doing so for about a year now.

Pre-orders are open if you're interested in securing one, and you'll likely have to utilize a Japanese shopping liaison to do so, but it will cost you. Any and all support helps keep DualShockers as a standalone, independent platform for less-mainstream opinions and news coverage.

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