Resident Evil 5

XB360, PS3, PC / Action / Release: Mar 13, 2009 / ESRB: M


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Capcom Defends Priced Resident Evil 5 DLC

Following backlash from fans, Capcom has defended its decision to put a price on two upcoming competitive multiplayer modes for the just-released Resident Evil 5.

The modes, Slayer's Rule and Survivor's Rule, will enable four-player Versus multiplayer in the game for $4.99, or 400 Microsoft Points.

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"all this discussion is a mute point. people will vote with there money. im glad they made ..."
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Resident Evil 5 Review: Gears and Cranks

I had a hunch that Capcom was heavily influenced by Gears of War when developing Resident Evil 5. But sometime during the fifth chapter, when the zombies with AK-47s forced me to take cover behind conveniently placed barricades, it became less of a hunch and more of a verifiable fact.

Resident Evil 5 is truly a strange beast; a Read more »

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Resident Evil 5 'Versus' Mode DLC Costs Money

Calling Resident Evil 5--due on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in North America and Europe tomorrow-- a "soon-to-be-blockbuster," developer Capcom has announced that paid downloadable content will soon deliver new multiplayer modes to the action game.

Due in "a few weeks," the "Versus" DLC will run $4.99 on PlayStation 3, and 400 Microsoft Points ($5) for Xbox 360 owners. Here's the skinny on what it packs: Read more »

"oh.... my... god.... There is indeed a God lol. I've wanted this since day one. I swear ..."
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Resident Evil 5 Getting More Multiplayer Modes

While North America and Europe don't get Resident Evil 5 for another day and a half, developer Capcom has inadvertently revealed that the zombie-killing action game will soon get more multiplayer modes, presumably as downloadable content.

Slayers, Survivors, Team Slayers, Team Survivors and Versus modes are all listed among the game's numerous PlayStation 3 trophies, as noticed by Joystiq. Read more »

"Wait, when you say that the "unlockable Mercenaries mode is also playable online, but requires ..."
- manlyman    See all 4 comments

Resident Evil 5 Viral Trailer: Bloody Kijuju

The latest entry in Capcom's viral video campaign for Resident Evil 5 reinforces that whole "fear you can't forget" marketing slogan, as protagonist Chris continues to suffer from flashbacks and suicidal thoughts in the wake of his little expedition through Kijuju.

The zombie-splattering action game hits PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 this Friday.

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"Calling a trailer viral doesnt instantly make it viral... stupid web trendy words ftl. "
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Resident Evil 5's Mercenaries Mode Revealed in New Screenshots, Trailers

As Resident Evil 5 (PS3, 360) is officially out in Japan, and hitting North America and Europe on March 13, Capcom today formally unveiled the Mercenaries mini-game.

Unlocked after completing the main game, Mercenaries sees players tackling timed challenges in "modified levels" as they face off against harder enemies and such. Read more »

"With the amount of videos and screenshots theyve been putting out every day for the last few ..."
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Red Xbox 360 Announced for Resident Evil 5 Bundle

A new red flavor of Xbox 360 was today announced by Microsoft, set to accompany Capcom's upcoming horror sequel Resident Evil 5 in a limited edition bundle.

The bundle, available for the March 13 release of Resident Evil 5, will include a red Xbox 360 Elite with a 120 GB hard drive, along with Resident Evil 5 and several extras for $399--the exact same price as the vanilla Xbox 360 Elite model. Read more »

"That's a really good deal. Minus the price of both included games ($65 for RE5, $15 for ..."
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New Resident Evil 5 Trailer: You've Made It This Far

With the March 13 release of Resident Evil 5 approaching, Capcom is starting to unveil a bit more about the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game. The latest trailer here details an awful lot about the story and situations therein, even going so far as tease a big reveal.

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"On a side note, is there any advance notice besides the demo cluing us in to what system this ..."
- Schmiggyjk    See all 17 comments

Resident Evil 5 Impressions: Neck-deep in Kijuju

I'm finding it hard to talk about Resident Evil 5, in the same way that one would have a hard time talking about the kid that dropped out of school. I had such hopes.

My love for Resident Evil 4 is no secret. It was a rare late-in-the-series sequel that redefined the franchise without reshaping it, keeping the concept intact while upping the action and atmosphere. It was fundamentally well-designed, with brilliant mechanics and stages, and an unusual amount of memorable gaming sequences. Read more »

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Resident Evil 5 Screenshots Splash Around

You would think hitting the water would protect you from peril in Resident Evil 5 (PS3, X360), but as you can see in this new set of screenshots, that is not true.

Resident Evil 5 hits PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on March 13. A two stage demo is currently available from the PlayStation Store and Xbox Live Marketplace.

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"i thought the demo was over the controls now...cant wait to play this whole game with a ..."
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Resident Evil 5 Demo Breaks Xbox Download Record

The Xbox 360 demo for Resident Evil 5 was downloaded 1.8 million times in the week following its January 26 release in Europe and North America, setting a new record.

In fact, Microsoft says the demo surpassed 1.3 million downloads in its first three days.

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"wow, gg and QQ on the (CONSOLE) controls of a Resident Evil game, what do you expect? ..."
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Shack PSA: Resident Evil 5 Demo Hits PlayStation 3

In a break from the PlayStation Store's traditional Thursday updates, a downloadable demo for Capcom's Resident Evil 5 is now available to PlayStation 3 owners.

As with the Xbox 360 demo that hit last week, the download offers a two-stage glimpse of the zombie-killing action game, complete with online and offline cooperative play. Read more »

"HI i have a PS3 (uk) and want to download the demo, but don't know where to locate it.!!! Can ..."
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Four Need for Speed Games In Development (Update)

Update: In addition to the three Need for Speed games below, Electronic Arts tells Eurogamer that "Black Box is currently working on a future action title in the franchise." No additional details on the so-called "secret NFS game" are known at this time.

Original Story: GameSpot is reporting that despite recent mass layoffs at Need for Speed series developer EA Black Box, Electronic Arts is not giving up on the Need for Speed franchise. Read more »

"Wtf is this an article from a few years back? Black Box is being closed, half the staff nuked, ..."
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Resident Evil 5 Viral Videos: The Glory of Live Action

Back when live-action cutscenes were all the rage, the original Resident Evil featured some of the most amusing efforts, along with some incredibly cheesy voice acting.

Though later games, including Resident Evil 5, embraced CG cutscenes, Capcom's Kijuju-centric viral marketing campaign for the upcoming sequel pays homage to those old times, while still offering a brief glimpse of zombie-riffic gameplay. Read more »

"Cannot wait for this game. I hope RE:6 goes back to some more techie labs, and urban cityscape ..."
- bbmar23    See all 17 comments

Shack PSA: Resident Evil 5 Demo Hits Xbox 360

As it's been nearly two weeks since Capcom announced a January 26 release for the Resident Evil 5 demo for North America, now is probably good time to remind you that Xbox Live Gold subscribers can today download and play the Xbox 360 demo.

Packing two stages along with both offline and online cooperative multiplayer, the Xbox Live Marketplace download weighs in at 473 MB. PlayStation 3 owners will be able to snag the zombie-shooting demo next week from the online PlayStation Store. Read more »

"Incredible demo. Anyone who remotely liked RE4 is going to LOVE this game. The new ..."
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