Resident Evil 5 release date

Finally after the years upon years of waiting, it is almost here.  As shocking as if Babe Ruth were to rise from the dead, more scary than looking in the mirror, it is Resident Evil 5. Finally with a release date and was demoed live at E3 on the Xbox 360, with online Co-Op.

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By Kris Pigna, 07/14/2008 (

If you’re excited for Resident Evil 5 (and why the hell wouldn’t you be?), the wait just got a little harder. At Microsoft’s E3 press conference today, RE5 producer Jun Takeuchi announced that the game will ship on March 13, 2009 (simultaneously for the U.S. and Europe), confirming the long-running speculation that it wouldn’t be on shelves this year. Additionally, Takeuchi confirmed the game will feature online co-op, making it the first proper Resident Evil title to feature online multiplayer.

Sure, it’s a bit of a bummer that RE5’s bounty of horrors won’t be under anyone’s Christmas tree this Holiday, but at least we won’t have to wait too long into 2009 to get a hold of it. As for co-op, word of the feature in Resident Evil 5 was first bandied about last May, although now it’s officially confirmed by the game’s lead producer. The second player will control RE5’s recently revealed new character, Sheva Alomar. According to the information from last May, the co-op will be implemented in a seamless “jump in/jump out” manner throughout the game, although we’re not yet sure if that’s still the case; we’ll update when we get more details on exactly how it works.

While this news comes straight from Microsoft’s press conference, we can only assume the release date and online multiplayer also go for the PlayStation 3 version of the game as well. In any case, we’ll likely know for sure once Sony’s press conference kicks off at 9AM (PST) tomorrow, so stay tuned.

In the demo at E3 it was shown as Chris Redfield and his partner Sheva Alomar need to find a way down into the main streets. Sheva was jolted across a gap between two building where she, along with Chris supplying sniper support got down the building on to the main street. Sheva then blasted the door open to let Chris on to the main street. As they walked along a cutsceen started. Simular to Resident Evil 4 a chainsaw weilding mad man appeared. The demo was cut before they could fight him.

As if you haven’t already marked the date for the game. Friday the thirteenth in March 2008.

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  • TheL1T1G4T0R

    I can't wait to play it. I'm not a huge Resident Evil fan but this game looks promising.