An insider close to me has revealed that there may be plans to release several versions of Resident Evil 5 on the launch date of March 13th, 2009. Although it is only early days and this information is all but 100% confirmed, several listings have popped up on several retailer lists for the following items: -
RES/EVIL 5 PS3
RES/EVIL 5 SE PS3
RES/EVIL 5 LE PS3
Unfortunately, there is no more information provided on the listing, however our best guess so far is that the SE stands for Special Edition and the LE stands for Limited Edition. The one without the SE or LE suffix is the standard edition.
What's perhaps even more peculiar, however, is that these versions of the game do not show up
for the Xbox 360 version. Could Capcom be planing to release a PS3 exclusive limited edition, and if they are, will we be getting a limited edition with even more extras, akin to Halo 3's Legendary Edition?
Worst case scenario, the special editions are exclusive to EBGames in Australia, as they have been known to secure exclusive collector's edition bundles already.