Resident Evil 5 Demo Coming To Xbox 360 "One Week Early"

By Spencer . January 14, 2009 . 5:10pm

re5 Eager Resident Evil fans found other ways of getting the demo early before the data “mysteriously” corrupted if you were playing outside of Japan. That was a bummer, but everyone in North America will get a chance to play the Resident Evil 5 demo soon. On January 26 Xbox 360 owners get the two level demo which lets players explore Shanty Town and Assembly Place – the two stages in the Japanese demo released back in December.


Capcom explains the exclusivity is for one week in their press release which likely means the Resident Evil 5 demo will appear as a PlayStation Network download a week later. Not so bad compared to what happened in Japan. They never got a downloadble Resident Evil 5 demo. Sony bundled it on a Blu-ray disc with demos of other “adult” games like Metal Gear Solid 4 and gave it to people purchasing new PS3 hardware. Good thing we don’t have to jump through that hoop.


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  • Jay

    Is there any news about the US Collectors Edition yet? Its kinda hard to want to reserve a $90 game when you dont even know whats in it

  • Not nitpicking, but just letting you know that if you have a JX360 but are located in America, you can play the Japanese RE5 demo. It would not work on my US system but the demo booted up fine on my Japanese system. Which, in my eyes, is much more understandable than the blocking of US IP’s which I heard so much about elsewhere on the internet.

  • Aoshi00

    @Mr Qoo – I have a Jpn 360 in the US too, but the demo is still unavailable as I only have silver Live, usually one can d/l it after a week.. I wonder if I upgrade to gold now the demo would be downloadable.

  • Mr Qoo

    @Aoshi00 – I created a free gold month account for the JPN market place to get the demo. You are correct as silver cannot DL the demo. I figured they didn’t make it available to silver one week later and probably wouldn’t until it came out stateside so you might want to try the free gold month to get it.

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