Rarely has a sequel been as important as Capcom's Resident Evil 5. This being the first true next-gen offering, set for release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in late 2008 or early 2009. The new Resident Evil really does promise be one of the games by which the next-generation is measured, with extreme levels of detail, realistic characterisation and lashings of atmosphere promised.
The game is going to have to deliver far more than just sharper, more detailed locales. Indeed, such is the weight of expectation that there was nigh on a revolt among PlayStation fans when the publisher admitted the game was also bound for the Xbox 360 console.
Still, one man's loss is another's gain, and Xbox 360 gamers won't be worrying about Capcom's impudence, instead, they'll be salivating over the emergence of this series on their machine.