WorthPlaying: "Japanese gamers got a treat this past weekend when a playable demo of Biohazard 5 (Resident Evil 5) was made available on Xbox Live. While Capcom isn't currently offering the demo directly to U.S. or Europe (boo!), the demo itself is region-free, so if you have a friend with a Japanese system and can snag a copy of the demo, it'll work just fine in your U.S. system. In fact, the demo is completely localized, which means that it uses English text and displays the Resident Evil 5 (as opposed to Biohazard 5) branding when run in a U.S. Xbox 360.
As far as the demo is concerned, what's on offer is a meaty chunk of the upcoming game. There are two large areas to explore, plenty of enemies to fight and full support for co-op play, both online and local split-screen."