Behind Killzone 2 , it's the most anticipated release of the year so far, and survival/horror fans have been eagerly awaiting the day since Resident Evil 4 successfully rejuvenated the franchise last generation.

Capcom has announced that to celebrate the launch of Resident Evil 5 , they've teamed up with GameStop to throw one kick-ass party. It takes place on Thursday, March 12 (countdown to the game's release on the 13th), and if you wish to attend, head on down to Union Square in San Francisco at 8 p.m. Come midnight, you'll be able to pick up your copy of the long-awaited game, but they'll have plenty of entertainment leading up to that time. They'll have a "whole tent dedicated to the game where tons of kiosks will be set up and players will get a chance to get their hands on the game before grabbing it at midnight," and you can enter for your chance to win a few sweet prizes. Members of the development team will also be on hand, including producer Jun Takeuchi and the voice actors for both Chris and Sheva.

Now, in order to gain admittance, you must pre-purchase the game at the Powell Street GameStop location, where you will receive your proof of purchase wristband and the required receipt. There's limited attendance, so Capcom suggests you take care of this ASAP! Oh, and there's one final juicy tidbit: apparently, they are taking this opportunity to issue new game announcements! We can't wait to find out what those new projects are, and although we're clear across the country, we kinda wish we could attend. RE5 is near, and don't forget about our review…coming very soon!

Related Game(s): Resident Evil 5

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godsman
godsman
11 years ago

I wonder how well RE5 will do in the US, considering that Xbox fans are gonna hate the controls. I wish xbox sales are low, not because im a fanboy, but i don't want Capcom to americanize the controls any further.

RE series is one of the limited shooters i play, because the controls are simple, and the "zombies" are dumb (easy targets). I cannot play the modern multiplayer shooters because everyone are too pro, there's no way to not become a sitting duck target.

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

That sounds like good business but imma pass on RE5. Either way it go its all bad far as for me preordering the game in san fran, I'm in the compton that's 8 hrs away.

Cpt_Geez
Cpt_Geez
11 years ago

Last edited by Cpt_Geez on 3/8/2009 10:19:02 PM

eLLeJuss
eLLeJuss
11 years ago

awww.I wish it was time square :P..

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I was amped for RE5, but now I'm afraid I might have to wait for the bargain bin. If I buy every game I want I'll have no money, and I still have like 4 games I need to beat, and Killzone 2's online will probably never stop being fun. Sounds like a fun party though, any word on a Sheva lookalike? 😉

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Living in the Midwest seldom has its perks 🙁

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

tell me about it.

Reynono
Reynono
11 years ago

agreed…

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
11 years ago

That Demo really made me not want it…anyone else feel the same.

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

Yeah I'm in the same boat, now I'm waiting for its price to drop.

And the need to keep paying tuition kind of forced me to not buy it

Dante399
Dante399
11 years ago

I'm playing the game right now 😛
it's sooo good I just can't stop

StrategicGnomer
StrategicGnomer
11 years ago

And yet, here you are…

Dante399
Dante399
11 years ago

"And yet, here you are… "
LOL When I posted that I'd played the game for hours non-stop. I wanted to see what you guys think of this epic game but I was disappointed 🙁 coz most of you hadn't even considered buying it.

thepill
thepill
11 years ago

I am kinda on the fence about re5, I pre-ordered the collectors edition, and then I played the demo and was like "meh" so so. I also pre-ordered the red xbox360 bundle, so I think I may end up transferring my pre-order for the ps3 game to my 360 bundle.

smileys_007
smileys_007
11 years ago

I already have RE5 but I'm still not playing it because i'm too busy playing killzone 2 right now..

StrategicGnomer
StrategicGnomer
11 years ago

You're special. Just thought you wanted to hear that seeing as there's no other pertinent reason for that comment.

Godslim
Godslim
11 years ago

i luved resi 4 and the controls r the same as theat so resi 5 for me is a must!

DragonSphere
DragonSphere
11 years ago

"limited attendance" is right… that Gamestop is pretty damn SMALL to begin with.

I'd go but finals week is revving up here in school, so I'll just wait till Gamefly sends it out

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

Gamespot is reporting a new Code Veronica game is in the works for the Wii.

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

Can't wait i pre-ordered it, wish we had a midnight release,but i'll have to wait till the 13 🙁 since i called ebgames and they are not doing a special midnight release :(.