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Resident Evil 5 to include 16-player offline multiplayer?

13:4221/01/2009Posted by David Scammell8 Comments

The Xbox 360 version of Resident Evil 5 will contain 2-16 player offline multiplayer, if the latest UK packshot of the game is to be believed.

As pictured below, the rear of the steelbook limited edition version of Resident Evil 5 states that 2-16 players will be able to hook up and play together via system link. Online multiplayer, however, is still restricted to two players.

Resident Evil 5 is the first game in the series to include two player co-op support, but this is the first time anything above two players has been mentioned.

Will we really be able to hook up our 360s and take out zombies with fifteen friends? Or is Capcom leading us on a wild goose chase? We’ve contacted Capcom for comment.

[UPDATE] Videogaming247 has gotten a response from Capcom who have confirmed that the “box art isn’t lying.” No further details though.

[UPDATE 2] Capcom has now retracted their previous statement and said that it “Turns out our pack art was wrong!”. Who knows what’s going on? Certainly not Capcom.

[UPDATE 3] Capcom has just contacted us directly to confirm that the system link information on the box art is definitely an error and that the correct number of players supported via system link is in fact two. It was fun while it lasted, eh?

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  • lollacaust said:

    The question is, why on earth would people play SYSTEM LINK!?! only koreans and japs do that, lan parties, seriously what the fuck.

  • David said:

    lollacaust – Well, I was considering it, and I live in California.

    My wife is as interested in the game as I am, and playing split screen is quite a challenge on the eyes on our 36″ tv. So it’s either go out and buy a 50+ inch TV, or one of us plays on the TV, the other on my 24″ monitor.

  • Spliff said:

    Same here lollacaust, my missus loved the demo, there’s very few games that we can play together like that, we cant wait for the release. we played the demo on a 42″ and didnt find the split screen too bad at all.

  • Spliff said:

    i meant david, not lollacaust lol

  • Greg said:

    huge resident evil fan after resident evil been waitng foir resident evil 5 and it looks so amazing
    ghe bosses alot of them are really insane looking i heard that the final boss will be a challenge i feel this may be the best game of 09

  • Greg said:

    after resident evil 4 ive been waiting for 5 just wanted to make the adjustment :)

  • Zach Nicholson said:

    system link is pretty cool. so don’t diss it. cause for the simple fact is i don’t have any internet :(

  • raven240 said:

    ok im a soldier in iraq and i cant get systemlink to work is it a patch i have to download or somethingcause trying to play split screen on a 21″ tv sucks and my neighbor has it but we cant get the setup to switch from rogue?

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