Resident Evil 5 to be released as soon as October?

According to rumors in the latest issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly, Capcom plans to release Resident Evil 5 before/during the holiday season of this year.

Now we would just say that this could be an April Fools Joke to get fans riled up; however, PSU has heard from our own sources that this is true. We were told that not only will Resident Evil 5 be in stores by the holidays, but could be on shelves as soon as October.

Due out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Resident Evil 5 is set ten years after the events of the original game, with players assuming control of former S.T.A.R.S Marksman, Chris Redfield.

Now working for an organisation known as ‘BSAA’, Redfield is dispatched to investigate an isolated village in the African desert, where he soon discovers that the locals have become infected by an unknown plague or virus, turning them into relentless, malevolent killers.

As with its predecessor, Resident Evil 5 uses an over-the-shoulder perspective to allow for precision aiming, and also incorporates the use of melee attacks, such as the ability to punch your opponent, knocking them to the ground. Various weapons such as the handgun, Shotgun, Assault Rifle have also been confirmed, though much of the game’s plot and gameplay remains unknown.

Expect more details on Resident Evil 5 to crop up over the next few months.