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A tip from Co-Optimus user Kielaran came in today: the Xbox Live Marketplace will offer a co-op demo for Resident Evil 5 the week of January 26th. The demo will allow two players to work through two levels via split-screen or Xbox Live Play. This is exclusive for the time being for the 360, though the PS3 version should follow the following Thursday during the normal schedule.
This is good news for co-op fans, following closely on the heels of USA Today's report that co-op practically dominated 2008. RE5 will be one of the first major franchise co-op releases this year.
Major Nelson's blog also confirms the release date of March 13th.