Resident Evil 2 Rating Hints At Possible Microtransactions

Resident Evil 2 Rating Hints At Possible Microtransactions

With the release of Capcom’s Resident Evil 2 now less than two months away, fans have begun counting down the days before they can get their hands on the remake of one of the most iconic survival horror games of all time. Now, thanks to the folks over at the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), it has been revealed that there may be microtransactions within the upcoming game.

The ESRB recently posted its official rating of the Resident Evil 2 Remake, giving the game an “M” for Mature, as was to be expected. Along with the rating, the company also released a “rating summary” that breaks down what potential buyers can expect from the game:


This is a survival-horror game in which players assume the roles of a policeman and/or a college student battling a zombie outbreak in the fictional Raccoon City. From a third-person perspective, players explore environments and use pistols, shotguns, tasers, explosives, and flamethrowers to kill mutant creatures and zombies. Combat is highlighted by realistic gunfire, screams of pain, and large blood-splatter effects. Cutscenes also depict instances of intense violence and gore: a character’s throat ripped out by a mutant’s teeth; a man’s body cut in half, leaving entrails dangling from his torso; a man’s head crushed by a zombie’s hands. Some areas also depict mutilated corpses/zombies with exposed organs and viscera. The words “f**k” and “sh*t” are heard in the dialogue.”

The above description involves pretty typical fare for Resident Evil games, though the ESRB also lists “In-Game Purchases” on the line directly above the provided rating summary. This of course does not specifically point to microtransactions, as this could instead refer to the use of in-game currency, or perhaps a menu option that takes players to the Resident Evil 2 store page on, for example, the PSN store. That said, it could also mean that players will have the ability to spend real money on different outfits for the protagonists, for those that didn’t get them as part of the game’s Deluxe Edition. It could also be related to the game’s soundtrack options, or perhaps possible weapon skins. Thankfully we won’t have much longer to wait to find out, as the Resident Evil 2 Remake launches for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on January 25, 2019.

So, thoughts on the possibility of microtransactions within the game? Would that affect or decision to purchase it? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!

Ryan "Cinna" Carrier1178 Posts

Ryan is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he isn't reading and writing, Ryan ponders the mysterious, undocumented relationship between Chocobos and Moogles. He's also the DFTG cinnamon bun.

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