Resident Evil 5. What is there to say about it really. If it is anything like RE4 then we know that it is going to be absolutely amazing.
In fact, the idea of taking the gameplay and tone behind RE4 and adding Next-Gen visuals and Co-operative play is more than enough reason to get me very excited indeed. So here comes the great and not so great news.
A report from IGN, which is based on a Famitsu translation, suggests that the demo is going to be available exclusively on the Xbox 360. Another purchase from Microsoft or is this a hint that the PS3 version is having a bit of trouble?
I don’t want to get into any of that at the moment. There is unfortunately one more catch to this whole deal.
It seems as though the demo is only going to be made available in Japan. That is of course, not saying that a demo will not be made available to other regions at a later stage. This means that all of us will basically not be able to get our hands on it without having to read up on a few Japanese postal codes and possibly get a hold of a VPN.
The demo will be available from December 5 and is going to include two levels that will be playable in single and online co-operative multiplayer. It looks as though the demo will only be available to Xbox Live Gold members though.
Maybe if we are lucky, we may get the demo coming to the rest of the world as well, but for now there is only confirmation of a Japanese release. As mentioned above, there is no talk of a PS3 demo just yet but sit tight because that could change in the near future.
Source: IGN UK
Last Updated: November 27, 2008