Microsoft has announced that the companion pad for the red, Jasper-endowed Elite console being released as part of the Resident Evil 5 special edition will also be available separately on 13th March.
The pack will contain a 'blood' red pad with a matching Play & Charge Kit. The price has yet to be finalised, but we expect that a guess of around GBP 39.99 wouldn't be too far off the mark.
The pad won't feature the improved d-pad from the limited-edition green pad released alongside last year's Pro Evolution Soccer 2009, a feature bandied about as a possibility for Street Fighter enthusiasts at the time. Resi doesn't place a great deal of demand on the d-pad though, so the functionality probably wasn't deemed necessary.
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