January 27, 2009 After having been available in Japan since 2008, the demo for Capcom's upcoming survival horror game Resident Evil 5 has finally been made available to Xbox Live Gold subscribers in all regions. Silver account holders have to wait until January 29, with PS3 owners getting theirs last on February 2. Everyone else will just have to check out the screenshots.

Those of you who have been turned off earlier iterations of the game due to clunky controls will be pleased to hear there is an new, optional control scheme inspired by Gears of War and Halo.

The demo weighs in at under 500 megabytes.