The charcoal-colored coat is, by all accounts, a fairly standard wool coat. It comes in medium, large, extra large and a bizarre 'Original Model' size that’s supposed to fit Chris Redfield’s in-game proportions.
The kicker, though, is that Chris’ coat costs an eye-watering 159,731 yen, which is just over $1,500 (around £1,100 / AU$2,000), and it doesn't even button up if you want to protect yourself from the elements. It’s also so nondescript that you’ll inevitably have to tell people who’s coat it actually is, only to be laughed at once you reveal the price.
- PS5 vs Xbox Series X: the two consoles compared
- Best PS5 games: all the hits on PlayStation 5
- Best Xbox Series X games: jump in
This isn’t the first time Capcom has released replica fashion items to help promote its latest video game. The company sold Leon Kennedy’s Resident Evil 4 bomber jacket back in 2016 for almost $1,200 (around £900 / AU$1,500), and Leon’s leather jacket from Resident Evil 6 for $1,000 (around £700 / AU£1,300).
More recently, Capcom sold replicas of Dante, V and Nero’s coats from Devil May Cry 5, which cost 600,000 yen (around $5,500 / £4,200 / AU$7,000), 750,000 yen (around $7,200 / £5,300 / AU$9,400) and 900,000 yen (around $8,700 / £6,300 / AU$11,200) respectively.
In comparison, then, Chris Redfield’s coat is a bargain, and as the product page notes, it will be delivered in a special box. The coat is also available as part of other collector bundles on Capcom’s website, which include the game, an art book, additional in-game content, a statue of Chris wearing ‘the coat’, and the coat itself.
Resident Evil Village recently received an exclusive PS5 demo, which acts as a visual showcase for the upcoming survival horror title. The game is also set to come to PS4 and Xbox One after months of speculation, which means everyone can witness the ‘tall lady’ that’s taken the internet by storm.
- Are you scared? Best horror games 2021