Gallery: Resident Evil 5
Ordinarily we'd embed the video in this post but GameTrailers seems to be having some embedding issues. Check it out here.
So, why is this news? The confirmation that Resident Evil 5 will release on the Xbox 360 date-and-date with the PS3 continues to show the strong support Capcom has offered Microsoft this generation--something the original Xbox did not see (sup, Dino Crisis 3?). With titles like Resident Evil 5, Dead Rising and the exclusivity of the Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix beta it appears that Capcom has truly taken a middleground in this generation of consoles. And that's a good thing.
Hit the "Source" link to read Joystiq's full impressions (seriously, do it).
Thanks to Capcom and GameTrailers, there's a brand spanking new "Captivate" Resident Evil 5 trailer that's guaranteed to give you a satisfying dose of zombie killing and virus exposure. The RE5 trailer (viewable above) also shows plenty of in-game action, beautiful, gorgeous in-game action where, at one point, we swear we counted twenty-seven zombies on the screen at once. And a few infected dogs. There's also a chick, man.
According to the leak which we're currently filing under the rumor category, the biggest RE5 feature reveal is that the game will include online enabled campaign co-op all the way through, where a second player will play as a female mercenary who'll be present the entire game. If not player controlled, the game's AI will take over. Other juicy details were mentioned including word that the mercenaries mini-game from RE4 will be back and the addition of a new cover system. As far as a release date goes, Capcom is said to be shooting for a 2009 release that should see RE5 on store shelves between January and March of next year. You can check out the other rumor'ish and spoiler'ish nuggets of RE5 campaign info after the jump.