Unveiled officially at the Microsoft Press Conference, Resident Evil 5's gameplay will be built entirely around co-op. The co-op is a first for the series, one that traditionally is about lone wolf style survival, but it's a welcome addition. The developers aren't cutting any corners either, making sure to design levels with co-op in mind.
One example showed Chris and his partner Sheva on the run from a horde of zombies. As they ran up a broken down building they came across a chasm they couldn't jump across. So Chris gave her a boost and launched her across. Both players then continued to cover each other from afar as the zombie onslaught continued. Other such enviornmental puzzles were shown, areas where the two would split up and the other character would need to unlock a door, or break down an area to allow the other person through.
The game looked incredibly gorgeous set in a run down African town. Even though there was lots of browns, the lighting just made everything pop. There's no word on exactly what the co-op specific features are yet, only that it will be playable online. Hopefully the game will support drop in and drop out play as well as split screen. I don't want to limit my zombie killing options after all.
10 Co-OP Screenshots