Jenni Lada for Siliconera:

Elza Walker was a Ducati bike rider who attended Raccoon University. She was in the Resident Evil 1.5 build, before being redesigned and turned into Claire Redfield in Resident Evil 2. This costume is a nod to what could have been.

Seeing this alternate costume brings back a great memory for me.

Years ago, I sent a letter to Gamepro magazine following the release of Resident Evil 2 when I noticed the Elza character that was show in early early previews didn’t end up in the finished game. To my surprise, they answered my letter in a later issue of the magazine, which I have in a box somewhere in my office, and explained the whole thing.

While it’s not Elza herself, this is a cool nod to not only longtime fans of the series but those that have followed Resident Evil 2 back to the beginning.