E3 '07: Resident Evil 5 Trailer Impressions

We take a look at the newest trailer for Capcom's acclaimed horror franchise.

At Microsoft's E3 07 press conference, the upcoming installment in Capcom's marquee horror franchise, Resident Evil 5, was on display in a short trailer. While the trailer was quite brief, it gave us an intriguing look at just what you'll be fighting in this latest sequel.

The setting for the trailer was a dusty desert town that seemed reminiscent both in architecture and color palette of the Somalian village from Black Hawk Down. Throughout the trailer, mass chaos seems to have taken hold of the town. Villagers are fighting with soldiers, and the crowd is seemingly in the throes of a riot. It isn't until we see the eerie red glow of one villager's eyes that we finally realize what kind of force these soldiers are up against.

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So what does this mean? It looks like Resident Evil 5 will most definitely be veering more toward the action-heavy gameplay found in Resident Evil 4. The "not-zombies" seen in this trailer use weapons much like the enemies in RE4, and frighteningly enough, these new enemies seem fast. As if RE4's enemies weren't intimidating enough at their generally slower pace, taking on faster not-zombies is a truly scary prospect.

This all-too-brief trailer definitely has us excited about what's in store in this latest Resident Evil installment. Alas, Peter Moore reiterated at the end of the demo that Resident Evil 5 was the one game featured at Microsoft's conference that we won't see on shelves in 2007. Nevertheless, we'll bring you more on the game as it becomes available.

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Amayhere1014
Amayhere1014

First of all Resident evil is kinda making me mad they have pretty much gotten rid of Umbrella which is a HUGE part of these games. So when they get rid of umbrella they mess with the storyline. So pretty much the only thing RE 4 and from what i've read RE 5 have in common with the previous Resident Evil games is some of the characters and the Zombies. Don't get me wrong I loved playing resident evil 4 but I just didn't feel it matched up with the storyline. Second of all how is the game being racist? Chris is in africa in africa the people tend to have darker skin ever notice that? Also all the zombie were white before ,but no one seemed to have a problem with that.

Bignick327
Bignick327

The only fear I have about this game is that it's not going to differ much from RE4 gameplay. The enemies do look a lot faster and maybe a lot tougher, but I feel the atmosphere all over again, just with Chris and this mystery girl instead of Leon and the president's daughter. Either way i'm still psyched to see how the game pans out, as well as the story.

greyfoxsnake
greyfoxsnake

Who gives a fuk what race they are!? Mexicans or Blacks I don't give a sh!T, a zombies a zombie, and they need killing. What I'm waiting for is kid zombies. That's when sh!t gets scary.

Darkestrah
Darkestrah

man i've been waiting and waiting .... when its coming out ? and what is this racism issue ? i dont get it. im an asian myself.

reo-117
reo-117

RE4 was my favorite game ever and I think RE5 will even be better

UmiOkuri
UmiOkuri

I agree wholeheartedly, Heiro. Husaberg needs to read a dictionary and learn to use some suffixes and punctuation. And I can see many an ethnic joke being made in the game's general direction after I buy it and play it with friends. I can see it now. "GET OUT OF THE WAY YOU STUPID ZOMBIE F***. I WILL BUST A MOTHAF***ING CAP UP YO MOTHAF***ING @$$, B*TCH."

Heiro
Heiro

To Husaberg2: English mother###### Do you speak it?!

husaberg2
husaberg2

the game have the same camera like resi 4, but this one have alot of problems. i mean a lot of wait they say the game comes 2009 what the japanese are doing why so long for a game that we se the first trailer in 2006 and now we have 2008 it has been two years since then. second: the resident evil 5 have racism problems, what are they say,i mean its game!!!!!!only now the want to make some money and the game its there chance.............but its only a [game]

ACES_of_CRIME
ACES_of_CRIME

One of the few game series that i´ve never played is Resident Evil and I find it kinda strange when I think about it, cuz it´s the king of horror to lots of peopole. anyway i´m just checking it out to see what happens.

squabb007
squabb007

this game is supposed to be k_a ;]

dutch777
dutch777

we shall have to wait and see on this one.

MarutiDriver
MarutiDriver

What, so they're saying this game is racist because there are black people? WTF? What about RE4, is it hispanicphobic or something? Puh-lease! People that start talking about things like that should pull their heads out of their rear-ends and realize it's just a bloody game. It's not like the game was about a bunch of KKK chasing people or something. Anyway, trailer looked very nice, and if it as near as good as RE4, I'm absolutely getting it.

DUUUUUUDEn51
DUUUUUUDEn51

Yeeah... I gotta tell ya, I'm getting worried that we don't get any more news about the game..., hope they don't like, start making it from scratch, like they did with RE2 because of that stupid racism issue... I mean, THAT would be even more stupid... Anyway, hope they make it for the PC too...

guerillaKZ2
guerillaKZ2

hhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaa halo fanboys won't get thier **** up hands on this

david60639
david60639

Veronica...lol. If anyone it's Sherry Birkin from RE2.

KrotosDoomfire
KrotosDoomfire

someone told me the girl at the end was Veronica but im not sure

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

i just hope you dont need that Blue Skeleton key for the door with the blue skeleton lock... yaaawwwwn!

LordRickIV
LordRickIV

Ok, wait back up. There are cries of racism about this game? Has anyone ever, you know, read ANYTHING about Africa? Because last time i checked, Africans lived there. And what color skin do Africans have, hmm? Oh wait, thats right, BLACK SKIN! Except for Europeans who came over during the Imperialism and colonization of Africa, the people who live there are black. It would be worse to make the setting of the game Africa and NOT have black people in the game, or has anyone thought of that yet? Also, what reason would a JAPANESE game company have to be racist towards black people? I guess there is a VERY slim chance of it, because anything is possible, but the idea is very unlikely. Just let it go people. Sometimes, there really isn't an evil alternate motive behind things. As for the game itself, I cant wait for it. It looks very good and if it has the same gameplay as re4, then it will be fantastic. Not saying that the gameplay of the old re games weren't fantastic. But it just doesn't seem like that type of game. As for a question i have, who does everyone think the woman in the fish tank(because she obviously is submerged in water) is at the end of the 3rd trailer?

IsMi
IsMi

I want to play this game now, give it to me! Capcom, can you hear me, NOW!

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

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UhhhGahMan
UhhhGahMan

They're still making a big deal about the so-called racism in Resident Evil 5? They just need to shut the hell up and deal with it. I don't see anything wrong with the game. I'm hispanic and I played RE4 and it didn't bother me at all. All of my friends who are African Americans can't wait to play the damn game. I'm gonna play the friggin game cause I know its gonna kick ass. And I'm stickin to that.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

who gives a s$%t where its set and what colour the character is so long as the game kicks!

gully1419
gully1419

It's set in somalia, war torn somalia, it's already a rough place now, be even worser in RE5. Stop with these racist theories, it seems that white people are more bothered about it than black people and i think they're racists and they're saying it's racist so maybe capcom will feel hostility and change the whole game plot! NOTHING WAS RACIST UNTIL PEOPLE BROUGHT IT UP! On resident evil outbreak, there's a black character killing off loads of white zombies and nobody says anything 2 him!

sammyhinde
sammyhinde

re5 will deiffinitely be free roam i bleive it will be very similar to resident eil 4 except with advanced game engines and weapons etc,sure to b the next best installment for teh series =]

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

I am really looking forward to this, however i just hope its not the typical Namco experience e.g. need Green Key for Green Lock, need yellow key with puple spots for lock with yellow with puple spots (LINEAR). as i hate playing on rails. hope they make it a little more free-roaming.

nomik
nomik

IM WITH YOU KUNG-LO

nomik
nomik

EAGERLY AWAITING THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YA

Sparto-Jr
Sparto-Jr

Looks great and intense. seriously looking foward to RE 5 hopefully longer than 4

hinkwokching
hinkwokching

Oh, also onto the racist issue: RE players had been killing mostly white zombies through all previous series, especially RE4, and I didn't see any whites complaining about RE being racist. Get over it. It's a game. Also, hell ya, what vass86 said.

hinkwokching
hinkwokching

Must agree with jrco666 about the merchant, it was fun at first, but it does become somewhat annoying later on. But it's RE, I will still look forward to it. Worth waiting for.

jrco666
jrco666

Another RE4, but with Chris this time. Seemingly the same gameplay as well. I thought RE5 would go back to killing zombies, not the fake zombies RE4 created. Honestly disappointed in this knowledge. I'll still be getting the game, but I'd really like to know how they could just kill the story they had built. RE has evolved fine but it didn't have to kill the story in the process. One thing I don't want to see though is the merchant!!! If the merchant returns in RE5 RE will officially have died all to appeal to a larger market..

getrealwithme
getrealwithme

This is the nuke of all games, Im pulling my hair out waiting on it! The trailors are even good,I hope that it will be a long hard game,you know,the ones you dont want to end.RE4 was my fav game,this one should be even better. LETS BLOW SOME HEADS OFF!

Solid_Devil
Solid_Devil

This is one of the game that i have been looking forward to for a long time now. I believe it's going to be amazing!

Minglis
Minglis

lol @ all the racist talk, this is why i dont care about people's opinions anymore. looks good anyway, hopefully the game lives up to the hype.

LilDews
LilDews

This game looks like it's gone b game of the year MAN!!!!!!!!

vass86
vass86

the trailer is awesome. i love the setting. and to the small amount of people saying this is racist: get a clue. you people are nothing but troublemakers. the games set in africa so there aren't going to be many white people around

CaptinJohnny
CaptinJohnny

Resident Evil 5 is going to be sweet. Graphics look amazing, hope it comes out 2008 before june.

vahid_xbox_360
vahid_xbox_360

Another good game both in the game itself and it,s delay.

LPH79
LPH79

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FFadikt
FFadikt

the graphics look great, but i wonder what other kind of creatures are in the game

KUNG-LO
KUNG-LO

Whats all this "racist" talk ? I'm here to play some great games with fellow gamers. I'm black and i can't wait to kill some mutha f***n zombies. I't don't matter if they are black, white, red or green .....I WANNA KIL SOME MUTHA F*****N ZOMBIES. WHO'S WITH ME !!!!! (can't wait for resi5 is gonna be awesome !!!!!!)

M0KSA
M0KSA

Its gonna be a BlasT...so much tense and the zombie really look scary...this is gonna be a lot of fun time to kill dead corpse...

AlexLJ
AlexLJ

WOW!!! I really want this game. So far everything looks more intense. And something about being chased by zombie-like monsters in BRIGHT broad daylight seems even creepier as opposed to the dark and dank nighttime or dusk settings. I cannot wait.

nlfefnliegnlr
nlfefnliegnlr

my opinion is-Wesker˙`s got a sample from parasites in RE4.Zombies should be some mix with T-virus and parasites.There should be one huge monster out of those mixes and G-virus to.If you played umbrella chronicles and RE4,it looks like that from story line.RE4 is just a branch in the three that will connect old school to new stuff.I hoped this would be on wii,but the machine is to damn weak for this kind of game-and its gonna be very striped on details-polyes and textures.So i`l probably buy ps3 or something.Cant wait to see this on my tv!!!