Capcom Confirms RE5 Playable Demo For U.S...PSN Included?
A few weeks ago, a playable Resident Evil 5 demo popped up for Xbox 360 owners in Japan. However, if you weren't fast enough to create a Japanese Live account and download it, the demo quickly disappeared.
Why? Must've been some sort of slip. According to Joystiq, Capcom has revealed that the demo will "officially" release in the U.S. in early 2009, and we're hoping this includes both Live and the PlayStation Network. The news comes from Capcom's RE5 co-op multiplayer event held in San Francisco a few days ago, where attendees were able to test out some previously unseen levels and the demo in question. Ever since the start of all this RE5 demo talk, we never really understood why it would only debut on Xbox Live. The game is indeed scheduled to launch on the PS3 and 360 at the same time next year, and Capcom's current business model clearly embraces a multiplatform approach to development and production. So we'd hate to think this demo will only come to Live in 2009; as an "official" release, we really have to assume it'll hit the Network as well. Of course, if you already snagged the Japanese demo then you probably don't care about any of this.
But PS3 owners most certainly couldn't, and this is the first evidence that they should see it soon...hopefully January. Resident Evil 5 is currently slated to launch in March.
Related Game(s): Resident Evil 5
12/17/2008 Ben Dutka