While us lazy Americans are winding down in preparation for an entire day of stuffing our collective piehole, our fellows at headquarters in Japan are busily dropping Resident Evil 5 news. This week’s Famitsu Magazine has news that the Xbox 360 demo for RE5 will be dropping in Japan on December 5th. Our intrepid Investor Relations team have also revealed that development on RE5 is actually proceeding faster than predicted and, as a result, the release date of Resident Evil 5 in Japan is moving up one week to March 5, 2009.
What does this mean to you, Joe Sixpack, denizen of the Land of the Free and the Home of the Collapsing Economy? Not much. Resident Evil 5 is still on track for the previously-announced Friday the 13th, March 2009, release in both North America and Europe. Fear not, we will also be seeing demos for both the 360 and PS3 versions of the game, but they will be hitting N. America a bit later than the Japanese demo. Stay tuned, more to come on the demos soon!