Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition, which was announced at the Tokyo Game Show ’09 will be heading to the west as downloadable content. Capcom has confirmed it has opted against a boxed product version following the results of its recent poll. Over 1500 participants voted for the content to be released as a digital download, compared to 900 who requested a physical edition.
Alternative Edition will be available in North America, Europe and Australia from Spring 2010. Asia will receive a retail version of the game. The publisher also hinted that more content will be included with the Alternate Edition, but refused to give details.
Resident Evil 5: Alternative Edition will include a new flashback mission starring Jill Valentine set in the Spencer Mansion, as well as support of the new unnamed PS3 Motion Controller.