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Resident Evil 5

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Release Date: March 13, 2009 (Gold Edition March 9, 2010)

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'Resident Evil 5' (PS3/X360) Demo on Xbox Live in Japan

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2008 @ 9:23 a.m. PST

Resident Evil 5 revolutionizes the series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control.

How to set up a Japanese XBL Gold Account:

  1. Go here: http://www.passport.net/
  2. Sign up a new account, Click "No, sign me up for a free MSN Hotmail e-mail address"
  3. Pick JAPAN for your country, pick Tokyo-to as your Prefecture 150-2345 for your zipcode
  4. Keep going, and then have it set you up with a @hotmail.com address.
  5. Go to your 360, and create a new profile. Log in using your hotmail address on your 360, and it should set it to Japan.
  6. If this is less than your 4th trial account you get gold free, so select yes when it asks you. (the RE5 demo requires Gold standing)

Download the demo via Japanese Xbox Live Marketplace:

  1. Login to your Japanese Gold account
  2. Once logged in press the xbox button in the middle of your controller to bring up the "old" dashboard
  3. Navigate to the market place tab, then go to Game Marketplace
  4. From Game Market place navigate all the way down to ALL GAMES
  5. Then from ALL GAMES. Then go to "ALL" (instead of trying to understand japanese alphabet). Then just scroll through all the games until you get to BioHazzard 5 (it should be 270 of 40
  6. Once you get to BioHazzard 5, the first screen should say "Get Demo" and the download should commence (470mb).

The biohazard threat has not ended: Just when it seemed that the menace of Resident Evil had been destroyed, along comes a new terror to send shivers down player’s spines. Chris Redfield, returning Resident Evil hero, has followed the path of the evil literally around the globe. After joining a new organization, Chris heads to Africa where the latest bioterrorism threat is literally transforming the people and animals of the city into mindless, maddened creatures. He is joined by a new partner, Sheva Alomar, who lends her strength, intelligence and sharp-shooting skills to the mission. In order to survive, Chris and Sheva must work together to take on the challenges of discovering the truth behind this evil plot. Utilizing a revolutionary new co-op mode of gameplay, players will be able to assume control of either Chris or Sheva and experience Resident Evil in new ways. In Resident Evil 5, Capcom will have players fearing the daylight as much as they have feared shadow in previous games.

Co-producer and series veterans Jun Takeuchi (Lost Planet) and Masachicka Kawata (Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition, Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles) unleashes an unprecedented level of fear for the next generation in Resident Evil 5, the sequel to one of the highest-rated videogames in history, according to Metacritic.com and Gamerankings.com. Promising to revolutionize the series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control, Resident Evil 5 is certain to bring new fans to the series. New technology developed specifically for the game, as well as incredible changes to both the gameplay and world of Resident Evil will make this a must-have game for gamers across the globe.

Key Features

  • Chris Redfield, protagonist of the original Resident Evil and Resident Evil: Code Veronica, returns
  • Chris is joined by new character Sheva Alomar, an African special agent tasked with investigating the epidemic
  • 2 player co-op online gameplay means that players are not alone in their fight against the horror lurking around every corner
  • Simultaneous global release date for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on March 13, 2009
  • New enemies bring new challenges: speed and intelligence make adversaries as dangerous singly as they are in groups.
  • An arsenal of weapons at the player’s command to keep the evil at bay, including knives, pistols, machine guns, sniper rifles and more.
  • Lighting effects provide a new level of suspense in both harsh light and deepest shadow
  • True high definition gaming on multiple game platforms, using an advanced version of Capcom’s proprietary game engine, MT Framework, which powered the next-gen, million-plus hit titles Devil May Cry 4, Lost Planet and Dead Rising.

Resident Evil 5 is currently scheduled for release in Japan on March 12, 2009, and in North America on March 13, 2009.


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