The Resident Evil 2 remake is getting an official typewriter-themed keyboard

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Capcom is releasing an Umbrella Corporation-themed keyboard to coincide with the launch of the Resident Evil 2 remake (opens in new tab). Kotaku reports (opens in new tab) that the USB keyboard will cost 75,000 yen (about $675/£530), and carry Lexington branding. It's a pretty-looking thing that I will never own.  

Fans of the Resident Evil games, of course, will remember that typewriters were once the series' traditional save game mechanism. That was until Resident Evil 5 introduced autosaving, which is probably the real reason that some fans think it marked the point that the mainline series got too far from its horror-based origins, until last year's Resident Evil 7. So far, it looks like the typewriter is just on-sale in Japan, through Capcom's official store (opens in new tab). The American store, sadly, just has t-shirts (opens in new tab) for sale.

Resident Evil 2's remake is out January 25, 2019. Make sure you check out the gameplay footage (opens in new tab) revealed back at E3—it's pretty serious-looking stuff compared to the slightly cheesy (but still scary) original. If it's a success, Capcom plans on exploring more remakes (opens in new tab) to classic games, which I guess is where I place my vote for PS2 classics like Onimusha 2 and God Hand.  

Former PC Gamer EIC Samuel has been writing about games since he was 18. He's a generalist, because life is surely about playing as many games as possible before you're put in the cold ground.