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Resident Evil 5 Demo – 26th Jan 09

ResidentEvil5LogoCapcom have announced that a 2 level playable demo (the best kind of demo!) will be available from the 26th Jan 09 only on Xbox LIVE. What’s good about this demo is that it also includes 3 levels of co-op play:

  • single-player with AI support
  • two-player split-screen on a single Xbox 360
  • two-player across Xbox LIVE (with voice chat)

Finally, Capcom has added 2 player support to Resident Evil. This is something I feel that should have been added a few games ago, but at least it is there now. And the game tinkering doesn’t even there. Now you get the choice of the “classic” Resident Evil controls (which were ok), or “action” controls inspired by Halo 3 (rubbish game) and Gears of War 2 (great game). Mmm.

For those of you who want even more of a Resi Evil fix you will also be able to watch the HD trailer for the game from the 16th Jan 09. The trailer was previously shown at the Tokyo Game Show, so don’t get to excited as you’ve probably seen it already.

Update 19th Jan 08: Playstation 3 owners will get to play the demo from the 2nd Feb 09.

Resident Evil 5 is due to be released on the 13th March 09 for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

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