Resident Evil 5 Demo Announcement 'Relatively Soon,' May Not Need to Install on PS3

A playable demo for Capcom's Resident Evil 5 (360, PS3) is in the cards for fans excited to get their hands on the latest in the best-selling survival horror series without having to pay.

"We'll be making an announcement about that relatively soon," producer Jun Takeuchi told Eurogamer, adding that the company is also considering downloadable content. "People seem to want it, so it's possible that it's something we would like to respond to," said Takeuchi.

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Interestingly, the team may be working to avoid the long installation process that accompanied the PS3 edition of Devil May Cry 4, which required a one-time installation of 5GB on the system's hard drive before the game could be played.

"We're still working on those technical elements in the last couple of months, but we can tell you that if users are dissatisfied with that kind of thing, then it's certainly something we keep in mind when we develop," explained Takeuchi. "We'll do our best to come up with something that users will not criticize, but love."

The survival horror sequel, offering chainsaws, co-op play, a cover system, lots of gore, and a control scheme all inspired by Gears of War, releases March 13, 2009. A PC version may follow after the initial console release.