Resident Evil 5 imageResident Evil fans would probably be a lot happier if they had an Xbox 360 console, because Capcom decided to announce release an exclusive RE5 demo on Microsoft’s console. The demo will be up for grabs on January 26, but just for one week, so you’d better write down the date in your calendars right now!

The Resident Evil 5 demo will allow players to test the game early, including the two player co-op mode. The demo is set within two stages from the beginning of the game – Assembly Place and Shanty Town and it has three types of co-op: single-player with AI support, two-player split-screen on a single Xbox 360 and two-player across Xbox Live. Pretty impressive, and a real reason for Xbox 360 fans to feel special.

Xbox 360 users will also get an exclusive HD video on January 16, a Resident Evil 5 trailer which was previously shown at the Tokyo Game Show in October last year. And following all these news, it really makes me wonder if Microsoft helped Capcom make this decision. We’ll probably never know… but we do know is that the game will get its multi-format release on March 13.