Friday, March 13, 2009

Out Today: Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5 is finally here. It's hard to believe it's been four years since RE4 came out on the GameCube, jarringly taking the series out of the "survival-horror" genre, and steering it more towards what it has now fully become with RE5: a bloody zombie action game with a twinge of hammy Hollywood thrown in. Gone is the quiet creepiness from the PS1 original, in favor of more solid mechanics, a great targeting system and all around more action.

To help you mow over all the zombies in your wake, we're building out a full Resident Evil 5 walkthrough over at One of the main things you'll find in our guide, is the locations of all of the BSAA Emblems. These collectible items are needed in order to unlock some of the extra content, like the unlockable costumes (one in particular of Sheva, her "Tribal" costume, makes her way naked'er). Also, there's unlockable characters which can be obtained by getting good end-level grades. Remember Jill and Wesker? They're back.

Additionally, we'll be cranking out gameplay videos full of explosions and rocket launchers over at in our Resident Evil 5 videos category.