translated by IGN) states that Capcom plans to release a demo of Resident Evil 5 onto Xbox Live Marketplace on December 5*. The demo will include two playable stages and will include both offline and co-op modes. Caveat alert: as Famitsu is a Japanese magazine, the demo is currently only confirmed for Japan. We have our top men (top men) needling Capcom about the matter, so hopefully we'll have a confirmed demo for other regions shortly.
*Yes, we realize that the enemies in Resident Evil 5 are not technically zombies, as established in Resident Evil 4 but, for all intents and purposes, they're zombies, mkay? And furthermore, seriously, come on, we're telling you that there is a Resident Evil 5 demo merely a week away and you're arguing semantics? Really? That's how you want to spend your time? Fine. Suits us. We don't even care. Jerk.