Pre-ordering Resident Evil 7 ahead of its release later this month will net you a free digital copy of Resident Evil: Retribution for your chosen platform, Capcom has announced. The promotion, which is only applicable to those living in the US, is open to all pre-orders placed at retailer GameStop, where you’ll receive a redemption code to download the film upon pre-ordering the latest game in the series. If you’ve already secured your pre-order, don’t worry – all existing orders are included in the offer.
Released back in 2012, Retribution continues protagonist Alice’s crusade against the Umbrella Corporation and the maniacal Albert Wesker, although it wasn’t exactly welcomed with open arms by critics. The lukewarm reception doesn’t appear to have deterred Sony, however. A sequel, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is scheduled to release in cinemas at the end of the month. Assuming the above promotion is an attempt by Capcom to incentivize fence-sitters to secure their pre-order for Resident Evil 7, we can’t help but think a promotion for the Resident Evil HD Remake would have done the job better.
Either way, if you’re a fan of the film series, see everything you need to know in the details below, courtesy of Capcom.
For PS4 and Xbox One pre-orders at GameStop – you’ll receive a redemption code printed on your receipt when you pick up the game to download a digital copy of the Resident Evil: Retribution movie. PlayStation 4 pre-orders will receive a code to download the movie on VUDU, redeemable through the VUDU app on PS4, and Xbox One pre-orders will receive a code for the movie redeemable through the Xbox Store. This offer is available for both pre-orders and purchases of Resident Evil 7 biohazard in the United States through February 6th, 2017.
For Xbox Store digital pre-orders – you’ll receive a redemption code via the Xbox Live message center to download the Resident Evil: Retribution movie. The code will be delivered 10 to 14 days after February 6th, when the offer ends. This offer is available for both pre-orders and purchases of Resident Evil 7 biohazard in the United States through February 6th, 2017.
For PlayStation Network digital pre-orders – you’ll receive a code via PSN system message for 40% off the HD movie bundle Resident Evil Collection on the PlayStation Store. The collection includes Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil: Extinction, Resident Evil: Afterlife, and Resident Evil: Retribution. This offer is available for pre-orders of Resident Evil 7 biohazard in the United States through January 23rd, 2017.
Resident Evil 7 releases for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on January 24.