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Resident Evil 5 to feature online co-op

Resident Evil 5 to feature online co-op

Resident Evil 5 will star Chris Redfield - a man who doesn't need to compensate for anything. Honest.

News has come in of a whole load of new and returning features to be included in Resident Evil 5, including a new online co-operative mode which lets players drop in and out of a singleplayer game, being replaced by a computer AI when a human ally is not available.

Games Radar confirmed the features in a recent article, but the information has since disappeared from the site. Fortunately, the news spread before it could be quelled and Eurogamer is hosting all the details.

According to Eurogamer, Resident Evil 5 will star Chris Redfield and a as-yet-unnamed female mercenary sidekick. This sidekick is controlled by a computer AI, but human allies can drop in and out as they please using the online co-op functionality.

The original article also confirmed that the Mercenaries mini-game from Resident Evil 4 would be returning and that the game would also add a new cover system which would allow players to shoot round corners and press themselves against walls. Players will also be able to duck down and dodge bullets.

Resident Evil 5, which is set in an unnamed African country and has been accused of racism because of the presentation of the games trailer, will also have plenty of old characters returning to make an appearance - including Sherry Birkin and Albert Wesker.

The game is current set for release in the first quarter of next year, so until then you'd better head to the forums to share your speculations and anticipation.

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freedom810 27th May 2008, 15:27 Quote
I think co-op should come back in a big way, whatever the game is people find it huge fun to work together on the same team.
I cant wait for left 4 dead....
Bauul 27th May 2008, 15:34 Quote
Ah nothing beats Code Veronica.
salesman 27th May 2008, 15:39 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by freedom810
I think co-op should come back in a big way, whatever the game is people find it huge fun to work together on the same team.
I cant wait for left 4 dead....

Me too.
TreeDude 27th May 2008, 17:45 Quote
As long as the story mode is pure single player.
MrMonroe 27th May 2008, 18:56 Quote
The question is, will the controls no longer be so utterly impossible to use that I will want to play it online?
lesdmark 27th May 2008, 21:26 Quote
It has already been discussed that this game most likely takes place in Haiti not Africa. This is were the zombie tie in link occurs
Hg 27th May 2008, 22:19 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bauul
Ah nothing beats Code Veronica.

Sorry but that game was the worst of the lot!
Loved all the other games and the remake on the GC was great.

This online CO-OP sounds good :)
Jordan Wise 27th May 2008, 22:42 Quote
WHY. I'd doubt that the servers for this stay busy for even a month. This is yet another game tacking on multiplayer to beef up the product. ffs just make a decent single player. Left for dead will be awesome of course but thats because it's been designed to do what it does from the very start. Thats the reason why TF2 is still by a long way the best online shooter, and why battlefield 2 still has thousands of players at any given time of the day, same for counter strike.

and i hope the article didn't literally mean you could dodge bullets, because thats plain ridiculous, even in a zombie game

i hope the singleplayer doesn't suffer for this, i loved 4
adamc 28th May 2008, 09:22 Quote
glad to hear mercernaries is back, i loved that feature
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