Capcom: Players will “flip out” over Resident Evil 5

Following the excellent teaser trailer rolled out during 2007’s E3 expo, it’s hard to imagine that Resident Evil 5 will rip, shred, and tear its way onto the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with anything less than potential ‘Game of the Year’ form.

Anyone doubting that need only look at the last entrant in Capcom’s renowned survival horror series (Resident Evil 4 – GameCube, Wii) to understand that Resident Evil 5 is only likely to emerge as a gaming stinker if the developers have somehow figured out a way of conveying the aroma of rotting fresh during gameplay.

In any other sense, all bets are off.

And it’s not just M&C Gaming willing to openly trumpet the arrival of the game, with Capcom also stepping up this week to boldly proclaim that expectant fans of the series — and general gamers alike — are soon going to be drooling profusely at the prospect of bowel-loosening alone time with Resident Evil 5.

Proof positive that its never a good idea to look directly into the sun. Credit: Capcom

Proof positive that it’s never a good idea to look directly into the sun. Credit: Capcom

“Just being able to see Resident Evil 5 running, I’m like ‘Oh my god!’ gushed Chris Kramer, senior director of communications and community at Capcom. “Honestly, when we start showing more of that, when we start letting people go hands-on with that, people are going to flip out.”

Issuing his unabashed (and not at all biased) comments during a recent interview with Xbox 360 guru Major Nelson, Kramer swooned: “That game, to me, is super exciting.”

Given M&C’s opening sentiments, who are we to argue?

While Resident Evil 5 still doesn’t have a concrete release date at this moment in time, fans are hoping against hope that it will arrive before the close of 2008.

Expect to see yet more tantalising flesh-chewing action unveiled at 2008’s wealth of gaming expos.

And, in the meantime, enjoy that trailer all over again.

Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.

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