Resident Evil 5 Release Date Detailed

BOOM widget 66274In a recently released financial report, Capcom has pinned its upcoming survival horror action title Resident Evil 5 (PS3, 360) for release in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2009.

Combined with the now-removed GamesRadar preview, which revealed a number of previously unknown features and a vague 2009 release date, the FY2008 window suggests that Resident Evil 5 will launch in the first quarter of 2009.

Though some speculate the title would be best served with a holiday launch, the company previously debuted Resident Evil 4 (GCN) in January of 2005, which became one of Capcom's best-selling titles.

"Great content can succeed regardless of when it is launched," NPD analyst Anita Frazier noted after Grand Theft Auto IV and Mario Kart Wii and collectively sold almost 4 million units in April.