Resident Evil 5 Due March 13, Online Co-op Demoed

During Microsoft's press briefing today, Capcom announced a March 13, 2009 release date and showed off a live demonstration of Resident Evil 5 (PS3, 360), confirming the presence of online co-op play within the game.

The other player assumes the role of Sheva, Chris Redfield's new partner in the BSAA. They are in Africa investigating a "bioterrorism incident."

The two characters were shown working together to take down a variation of fast and slow zombies. Gameplay resembled Resident Evil 4, with the final reveal being a chainsaw enemy reminiscent of the sack-headed enemies seen in the previous title.

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