January 14th 2009 3:00 pm PT

Resident Evil 5 Demo premiering exclusively on Xbox 360

Resident Evil 5 will launch on Friday, March 13th but you’ll be able to get your hands on a two-level playable demo the week of January 26th. According to Capcom, the demo will have has three levels of co-op play: single-player with AI support, two-player split-screen on a single Xbox 360 and two-player across Xbox LIVE.  There are some trailers up on the Marketplace if you want to remind yourself how good this looked when we saw it at TGS.

Update: Capcom has posted the press release, which contains additional details.

Xbox 360 By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Darth PaulBlack

    This will defo be on the top ten list for the week the demos out. Force unleased was high im sure RE 5 will beat it hands down

  • Mr. Anon

    Of course, there are us who have already played it, through questionable means, haha. But guys, it really is awesome – if you’re doubting, get it. The co-op is just incredible. AND AXE MAN S AWESOME!

  • Erin

    This is a good chance for people to get some good reviews out on this before it goes out to the world.

  • TANK

    NICE! I’ll get to evaluate the controls before committing 60 bucks on it. I’ve heard mixed reviews from CES about the control layout so the demo will either sell me on the game or have me cancel my pre-order.

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  • GhStRdR2k

    I have had the RE5 demo for a while now, there are still torrents around if you want to grab it now. Just burn and play. The only thing is that you have to log out of xbox live in order to play it.

  • john

    Yeah. I downloaded this 6 weeks ago in the first week of December and burnt it to a CD. Worked perfectly until Microsoft decided to force non JAP region players to get kicked off Live if they put it in their 360s.

  • HeavyComponent

    I will def. give this one a try!

  • Xbox Sonic

    Thank you Major.
    Finally it’s a worldwide demo this time.

  • Gordon

    RE4 was godlike. I have high hopes for this one :)

  • Imrane 117

    nice !

  • buffymitch

    Will this be a Gold exclusive?
    I don’t have a Gold memebership On xbox live and many demos are Gold exclusive in the first week? Can’t wait for this game. bought my Xbox to play this game.

  • Anon

    I’ve already played it – and its good, but it sticks to the “if it ain’t broke” concept quite closely! Guns sound a bit weak and the death animations are cloned (shame). That aside, the coop idea looks interesting – it’ll be the story that brings me in tho.


    Sounds good, picking this up at some point for sure

  • JustinJDW

    Awesome, I can’t wait to play this with my brother.

  • Denis

    THREE LEVELS OF CO-OP means three types idiot. Split screen, AI or online.

  • peter

    Will germany get the demo too? I would bet we’ll get shafted, yet once again.