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Capcom is charging $1500 for Chris Redfield's boring Resident Evil Village coat

Chris Redfield
(Image credit: Capcom)
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Resident Evil Village isn't even out, and we've already seen a flood of impressive fan-art and cosplay of the internet's favourite giant lady. Spare a thought for the Chris Redfield fans, then, who now have to decide whether they want to spend a couple months' rent on a game-accurate woolen coat.

As spotted by Kotaku, Capcom is currently offering Japanese fans of Resident Evil a replica Redfield coat for ¥159,731 (roughly $1,539). Available alone or as part of two separate collectors editions and comes in four sizes: medium, large, extra-large, and a lore-accurate "Original Model" for anyone with the colossal, broad-shouldered physique of a videogame action hero. This version, the description reads, is based on the actual coat Capcom scanned into the game.

Resident Evil jacket

Yeah, iconic.  (Image credit: Capcom)

Now, I'm no menswear expert, but it seems like a bit much for a kinda boring coat. While a lack of buttons will help show off your bulging pecs, it seems a nuisance for keeping yourself warm. Granted, this isn't the most expensive tie-in jacket Capcom have sold—that honour goes to an $8000 Devil May Cry trenchcoat. Still, there'd be no confusing that for a cheap coat off the high street. Even those naff Assassin's Creed hoodies had a bit of personality to 'em

Resident Evil Village is set to arrive on May 7th over on Steam. PS5 players have already been poking around in a limited "Maiden" demo, set to arrive on all platforms later this Spring, and we've got the rundown of everything you need to know before release.

Natalie Clayton

20 years ago, Nat played Jet Set Radio Future for the first time—and she's not stopped thinking about games since. Joining PC Gamer in 2020, she comes from three years of freelance reporting at Rock Paper Shotgun, Waypoint, VG247 and more. Embedded in the European indie scene and having herself developed critically acclaimed small games like Can Androids Pray, Nat is always looking for a new curiosity to scream about—whether it's the next best indie darling, or simply someone modding a Scotmid into Black Mesa. She's also played for a competitive Splatoon team, and unofficially appears in Apex Legends under the pseudonym Horizon.