The official Playstation blog announced this morning that the Resident Evil 5 co-op demo is available on the Playstation Network today. Capcom-Unity's Shawn Baxter offered his PSN ID and some words of wisdom regarding the control scheme, which some gamers (myself included) have been kinda sour about...
For those new to the series, the controls can seem a bit different than you may expect. The RE brand has always forced you to take your time, stop while shooting, and conserve your ammo. It really helps add a sense of tension a normal shooter can’t offer.
Click the "Read More" for quotes, Shawn's PSN ID, and a couple of new screenshots...
But to help those who are new to the world of RE, we have new control types that ease things up a bit. My favorite is Type A, which is probably best if you’re a fan of the previous games, especially RE4. Next on my list is Type D, which I find myself loving more and more. Type D is best if you’re new to the game, and it offers something the others don’t… Strafing! May seem like a simple thing, but in a game as tense as RE5, it can really help in those situations where you have little time to react.
Once you’ve played through the demo, you may want to try taking on the Executioner (huge axe-guy) with a buddy. The first time you play through the demo, run! He is extremely tough. But once you get comfortable with the game and controls, try and bring him down.
February 2nd is just around the corner, so add me to your friends list, and I’ll catch you online for some co-op Majini butt-kickin’! PSN ID: Snow_Infernus
Regarding the above comments about the control styles, I think that I'll give the demo another whirl and see if I can't get used to it. The visuals are top-notch and the co-op seems to be a natural fit so far...maybe Capcom has a hit on their hands after all. We'll see about that on March 13th.