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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

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Comments (14 posts)

bustin98
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 10:17:00 PM
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Thanks to NeoGaf, I have a copy of the demo burned to disk for my 360. Other than the graphical upgrade and change of locations, its RE4. Not a bad thing, but not necessarily worth the hassle of creating a Japanese account just to download the demo that is now gimped with online co-op not working for those outside of Japan. But I'm glad someone thought it was worth it :)

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Fane1024
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 10:18:41 PM
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Capcom SAYS they have a multi-platform approach, by which they mean they are supporting platforms other than the PS3.

So far, they've yet to prove that it's not just a one-way street away from Sony. I hope that they do. The way they treated Bionic Commando Rearmed is a start, but I still don't see Dead Rising or Monster Hunter being announced for the PS3 (or re-announced).

And releasing a demo in Japan ONLY for the 360 (< 1 million units sold) doesn't really suggest a multi-platform approach.

Last edited by Fane1024 on 12/17/2008 10:20:35 PM

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DeadReaper
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 10:30:48 PM
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All i gotta say is, i hope 'the u.s.' also includes canada for this demo.

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coldbore
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 9:04:54 AM

same here, sometimes it sucks when companies forget about us (example: PSN cards) but i have this one reserved so no biggy if it doesn't come, but it most likely will

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SubjectiveTruth
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 6:24:47 PM

I second that notion.

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mk ultra
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 11:28:17 PM
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I don't even want to play a demo for this game. I already know it's going to be good.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 @ 11:41:45 PM
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Watch us get screwed somehow.

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The CEO
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 12:02:10 AM
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I did the same thing as bustin98. Hes right it is basically RE4 which aint a bad thing at all.My only gripe is that even as of today on X-Play a Capcom rep said you did not have to be stationary while shooting,which is a lie.It is still stop and pop.Its still fun as hell but would have been worlds better if you could move while shooting. Im not saying make it into an FPS,but when you have twenty or more lunatics swarming you then you dont want to be standing still.

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SubjectiveTruth
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 6:23:55 PM

I've never understood why developers do this kinda thing. For example, everyone wanted the "from the back camera that you can move" for metal gear. Kojima said no, no, no it goes against the roots of metal gear..He put an optional one in for the remake of MGS3 everyone loved it and used it again for MGS4 and it was the best MGS ever. Why don't developers just listen to the people? If I were a dev. I would have poles on my sight and discussion topics. Give the people what they want.

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coverton341
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 8:13:01 PM

good thing you aren't a dev or we would have games that we as gamers really enjoy........Wait a damn minute
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AntDC
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 1:25:03 AM
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WTF? Xbox 360 Resi 5 demo release in Japan? What, so all 3 Xbox owners there could play it?

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coverton341
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 8:13:36 PM

All 4 you forgot Yuri.

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noshownogo
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @ 12:50:57 PM
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LOL @ AntDC, good things come to the patient ;)

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dveisalive
Sunday, December 21, 2008 @ 3:32:03 AM
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How and why does the Red Lights get the demo on Non-Jap system I feel sick just plain sick, why not PS3 DUUUUUUUUUH!

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