Hot on the heels of my 2/22 podcast bashing all things Microsoft and Capcom comes news of an unholy union between the two. Today Larry Hyrb (aka XBOX Live’s Major Nelson) unveiled the newest addition to the 360 console family, a Resident Evil 5 version of the 120GB Elite Unit.
The system will come in red and come bundled with all the standard components of the elite: a wireless controller, 120 GB hard drive, wired headset and component, HDMI and Ethernet cables. In addition, this new red version will also come with a copy of Resident Evil 5, a Resident Evil theme and a free voucher to download (pause for breath) Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix.
All in all a good deal for the literally tens of Resident Evil fans who don’t yet own a 360 considering the system carries the same $399 price tag as the standard elite minus all the Capcom goodies. More likely though, this is a great deal for the tens of thousands of gamers with broken 360’s that need a replacement. Those fortunate souls can trade in RE5 towards a game that is actually good.
So this begs the question: why a red 360 for this “extremely limited” console that coincides with RE5’s March 13th release? Neither Microsoft or Capcom would say. It can be assumed however, that red was chosen so that the ominous three red rings adorning the system’s faceplate would blend nicely into the background.