Capcom: 'Resident Evil 5' Demo Coming Here In Early 2009

The "Resident Evil 5" demo may have been released "only" on Japan's Xbox Live last week, but that didn't stop gamers from finding a way to play it.

Why not just release the demo in the US and be done with it?

Complications have held up the demo, Capcom told MTV Multiplayer at a "Resident Evil 5" multiplayer event last night in San Francisco. But the demo is now currently scheduled for "early 2009."

Unfortunately, Capcom couldn't nail down a more specific date than that yet. Maybe they'll make it a special New Year's gift? Hint, hint, Capcom!

You're going to have to wait a little bit longer for more zombie mayhem, but the "Resident Evil 5" demo is coming soon. The game itself comes out on March 13, of course. What will you do in the meantime?