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E3 2008: Resident Evil 5 given a March 09′ worldwide release date and co-op mode announced

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Hot on the heels of the Resident Evil 5 E3 trailer that was present in both Microsoft’s and Sony’s showreel, news comes to our ears that not only is the title due out simultaneously in all Western territories (our Japanese friends get the game a day early) on March 13 2009, but that also we’ll be able to enjoy Capacom’s latest hyperviolent opus with a friend.

Available online only, the co-op mode that the game contains allows players to literally hop-in and out of the game and peform tandem moves that would be impossible for a single character to do. Players get to play as Resident Evil vet Chris Redfield or as the sassy African intelligence agent, Sheva Alomar as they attempt to root out the cause for the latest virus outbreak in a mysterious African town.

This newest installment appears once again to stick with the third person over-the-shoulder camera that in so many ways redefined the series and in doing so, returns players to the visceral nightmare of sprinting infected zombies, sack faced chainsaw wielding maniacs and of course some of the most satisfying weaponary with which to mess them up with.

I’ll finish with a quote from IGN.com about how RE5 is shaping up:

‘RE5 is a RE4 on steroids’. Cheap hyperbole maybe, but few can cast disparity on the pedigree behind this title and fewer still would bet against this newest installment being anything other than stellar.

Stay tuned.

Written by bitsnark

July 19, 2008 at 9:51 pm

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