Resident Evil 5 Demo Due This Month

Resident Evil 5, Capcom's fifth chapter in their renowned zombie-slaying survival horror franchise and first Resident Evil game on Xbox 360 and PS3, releases on March 13, 2009, but you don't have to wait two months to play the game.

A playable Resident Evil 5 demo will be available for download on Monday, January 26 on Xbox Live and about a week later on PSN. The exact date of the RE5 demo on the PlayStation 3 is unknown, but it's promised to be around February 5 when a new PSN update is scheduled to go up.

Two levels from Resident Evil 5's story mode will be included in the free demo which can be played either online or offline in the game's cooperative mode where players massacre parasitic hordes as series hero Chris Redfield and female newcomer Sheva Alomar. You can read more about the details in the game in our jumbo preview.

It's still unconfirmed what stages in particular will be in the demo, but they'll likely be the first two levels where you battle infected villagers, the hulking axe-carrying executioner, and even the new one-eyed chainsaw-wielding madman.

If you can't wait 12 days (or 22 for PS3 owners) to get your hands on Resident Evil 5, why not replay and refresh yourself on the last couple of great RE games?

-- Resident Evil: Umbrella Chronicles

-- Resident Evil 4

-- Resident Evil: Code Veronica

-- Resident Evil Zero

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