Want to spend an exorbitant amount of money on a basic wool coat because some grizzled old guy in a video game sports one too? Well, Capcom has just the deal for you.
Capcom recently listed a Japan-exclusive replica of the coat Chris Redfield wears in Resident Evil Village for the incredible price of ¥159,731 JPY, or just a little over $1,500 USD. It has no buttons and comes in four sizes: Medium, Large, Extra Large, and a slightly larger “Original Model” that is supposedly fit to Chris’ in-game proportions. The official description also says the “Original Model” more closely resembles the actual piece of clothing the developers 3D-scanned into the game.
Interested parties can also purchase the coat as part of two separate collector’s edition bundles that include Resident Evil Village and other knick-knacks like an art book, a statue of Mr. Redfield, and postcards.
All that aside... this is literally just a wool coat? A less-than-functional wool coat at that, seeing as you can’t even button the damn thing closed when things get chilly. I’m not going to pretend to be very fashion-minded, but Chris just looks like he got ready for Resident Evil Village by hitting up the local Macy’s. In fact, a simple search for “wool coat” on the store’s website brings up a ton of options for much more reasonable prices.
Leon Kennedy’s Resident Evil 4 bomber jacket, which Capcom sold back in 2016 for almost $1,200 USD, is at least a little unique in comparison, and it even had a zipper.