Resident Evil 5 PC Gets Official Release Date, Downloadable Benchmark Demo

The PC edition of zombastic action game Resident Evil 5 will arrive in North America on September 14 and Europe on September 18, developer Capcom announced today.

Enhancements over the previous Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions include support for Nvidia's GeForce 3D Vision hardware, higher resolutions, new costumes and a "new and improved mercenaries mode with three times as many enemies."

If you're wondering about system performance, you can find a "Benchmark Version" of Resident Evil 5 on FileShack. The demo runs through several non-interactive cinematics, complete with stereoscopic visuals if you have the hardware.

According to Capcom, RE5's use of Nvidia's stereoscopic 3D technology marks "an industry first" as the effects are utilized "in all of [RE5's] cut scenes," not just gameplay.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    July 16, 2009 8:48 AM

    I liked RE4 how does this compare?

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      July 16, 2009 9:05 AM

      It's good, but to me it's far less memorable than RE4. It's a lot more like an action game than even RE4 was. It was kind of missing that ambiance that 4 had.

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      July 16, 2009 10:37 AM

      Not as good, and even worse if you can't play co-op and have to rely on the AI

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      July 16, 2009 10:43 AM

      Resident Evil 4 had the MUCH better atmosphere, that beginning town scene, and the boat and giant fish scene were EPIC.

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      July 16, 2009 12:10 PM

      RE games have always been about the story. And that's where RE4 failed. But that is not in RE5. It includes alot of the original cast and pretty much completes the series. So basically re4 = side story. re5 = original

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      July 16, 2009 2:32 PM

      A remake of RE4 on the RE5 engine would be outstanding.

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