This Is Your New Resident Evil 5 Box Art

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Today the embargo lifted on our hands-on time with some of Resident Evil 5's Coop play, we also received these new bits of art destined to be slapped onto the cases containing Resident Evil 5.

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The new art is said to "give players a sneak peak into the nightmarish world of Resident Evil 5..." and "shows off the most thrilling new features in the game including the action-packed new 2-player co-op, the setting of Kijuju where light and darkness bring new horror and mysterious scribbling that represent a fear that no fan will forget…."

All that in just the box art? Imagine what the game is going to do when it hits in March.

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Illustration for article titled This Is Your New Resident Evil 5 Box Art

Capcom Announces New Box Art for Resident Evil 5
Capcom proudly presents the official box art for Resident Evil 5, coming to PS3 and Xbox 360 March 13, 2009.

The new box art imagery gives players a sneak peak into the nightmarish world of Resident Evil 5 as the art shows off the most thrilling new features in the game including the action-packed new 2-player co-op, the setting of Kijuju where light and darkness bring new horror and mysterious scribbling that represent a fear that no fan will forget….

This art will dominate North American store shelves when the game launches on Friday, March 13th, 2009.

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About Resident Evil 5

The biohazard threat has not ended: Just when it seemed that the menace of Resident Evil had been destroyed, along comes a new terror to send shivers down player's spines. Chris Redfield, returning Resident Evil hero, has followed the path of the evil literally around the globe. After joining a new organization, Chris heads to Africa where the latest bioterrorism threat is literally transforming the people and animals of the city into mindless, maddened creatures. He is joined by a new partner, Sheva Alomar, who lends her strength, intelligence and sharp-shooting skills to the mission. In order to survive, Chris and Sheva must work together to take on the challenges of discovering the truth behind this evil plot. Utilizing a revolutionary new 2-player co-op mode of gameplay, players will be able to assume control of either Chris or Sheva and experience Resident Evil in new ways. In Resident Evil 5, Capcom will have players fearing the daylight as much as they have feared shadow in previous games.

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DISCUSSION

Once again, NA box art get's it's ass handed to it by the Japanese and even European boxart. Always the same CG models, looking like they're posing on the poster for the next Jerry Bruckheimer movie. The NA RE4 box art was worse, it was in fact hideous compared to the EU/JP boxart, but this is better. Not by a whole lot, though.

God, makes me remember the NA FFX-2 boxart...makes me naeusous.