JP - March 12, 2009
EU - March 13, 2009
NA - March 13, 2009
The Three Different E3 Trailer Variations
Sheva and Guy in Humvee
The Woman(?) in the Iron Bird Beak Mask and Mysterious Woman with Syringe
The trailers start out the same but lead into a new scene per trailer. After the opening scene it all switches to the same gameplay clips. The first is available on Xbox LIVE and the last is available on PSN. The second was shown at by Capcom themselves. THIA said that they would post up a better quality version of the PSN (Truck) trailer soon.
Official Site Updates
JP Biohazard 5 site
NA Resident Evil 5 site
More pics, icons and trailers... and one more developer scribbled wallpaper.
High Quality Pics
Capcom Press Asset Pack Pics courteousy of THIA
They're also up on Gamespot, though smaller.
Jun Takeuchi Interviews
Jun Takeuchi interview 1
Jun Takeuchi interview 2
Text Interview and Impressions + Other Stuff
IGN text interview
Gamespot text demo impressions
Kotaku - Different controls for RE5? "Gears of War"-inspired?
Full Video Walkthrough of E3 Demo
Gameplay Video 1
Gameplay Video 2
Gameplay Video 3
Gameplay Video 4
Gameplay Video 5
The demo is based on single player co-op from what I understand, so what you're seeing there is an AI controlled Sheva. I think the whole co-op gameplay whether offline or online will bring a unique feeling of tension for the player(s) while having to worry about your partner, especially since if one of you dies then the game is over for both. The offline will obviously be dependent on how well the AI is implemented but so far, I'm very happy with what I see in those gameplay videos.
I also really really enjoy how everything is in real time. Healing, weapon switching, inventory, reloading (once again), item grabbing... so very awesome. I realize it was implemented mainly for the online co-op but if you have ever played RE Outbreak then you know how much more tense the gameplay is when everything is real time... and you also know how dumb CPU partner AIs can be - hopefully that won't be the case here, which it doesn't look to be.
This is really just a quick rundown of the info available. There is SO much more if you look around the various gaming sites. Gametrailers has up a bunch of RE5 gameplay videos and interviews that I didn't list.
I'll have up something for my picks of other E3 games in a few days. Just had to get the RE5 stuff out of the way first.
*finally breathes* Ah, that felt good. :D