Resident Evil 5 demo 'unlikely' this year

Written by Joe Martin

November 27, 2008 // 12:06 p.m.

Tags: #co-op #cpacom #demo #res5 #resi5 #resident-evil-5 #resident-evil-5-demos-unlikely-this-year

This news post is half news, half apology. Last night you see, I got Richard all excited when I told him I'd heard a co-op demo for Resident Evil 5 was coming to the Xbox 360. You should have seen him tremble with excitement.

As it turns out though, I was wrong.

According to Capcom the Resident Evil 5 demo will be hitting consoles on December 5th, but only in Japan. Sorry, Rich.

Capcom confirmed today that Western fans won't be getting a Resident Evil 5 demo this year at all, with not even a vague date announced for the demo in America and Europe.

In fact, in Japan, the release date has been moved forward to the 5th of March, while in other regions it remains as Friday the 13th. Unlucky, that.

Of course, just because the demo is only officially hitting in Japan doesn't mean that American and European players won't be able to get their hands on it. As Eurogamer coyly points out, PlayStation 3 gamers at least will be able to access the demo by tinkering with their regional settings.

The flip side to that of course is that you'll have to play the entire demo in Japanese. Is it worth the sacrifice? Let us know what you think in the forums.

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