'Resident Evil 5' Demo Out for Japanese 360's! Want to Play it Early? Too bad.


Posted December 5, 2008 - By bleahy

All 7 Japanese Xbox 360 owners will be happy to know that the demo for Capcom's Resident Evil 5 is now available for Xbox LIVE Gold members in Japan.

Now, you could sit there all jealous that Japanese gamers get to play the demo... or, you could create a Japanese Xbox LIVE Gold account (you'll need a trial card) and get it yourself.

UPDATE: The demo has been disabled for non-Japanese Xbox 360's presumably through IP blocking. Did you manage to snag it while it worked?

Click the jump for the instructions from PlanetXbox360 if you still want a Japanese Xbox LIVE account for some reason.

Quick Guide to Getting Japanese 360 Gold:

* Go here: http://www.passport.net/
* Sign up a new account, Click "No, sign me up for a free MSN Hotmail e-mail address"
* Pick JAPAN for your country, pick Tokyo-to as your Prefecture 150-2345 for your zipcode
* Keep going, and then have it set you up with a @hotmail.com address.
* Go to your 360, and create a new profile. Log in using your hotmail address on your 360, and it should set it to Japan.
* If this is less than your 4th trial account you get gold free, so select yes when it asks you. (the RE5 demo requires Gold standing)

How to actually download the demo via Japanese Xbox LIVE Marketplace:

* Login to your Japanese Gold account
* Once logged in press the xbox button in the middle of your controller to bring up the "old" dashboard
* Navigate to the market place tab, then go to Game Marketplace
* From Game Market place navigate all the way down to ALL GAMES
* Then from ALL GAMES. Then go to "ALL" (instead of trying to understand japanese alphabet). Then just scroll through all the games until you get to BioHazzard 5 (it should be 270 of 40
* Once you get to BioHazzard 5, the first screen should say "Get Demo" and viola you are downloading the demo. Should be like 472 MBs.

Let us know if you were successful.


'Resident Evil 5' Demo Out for Japanese 360's! Want to Play it Early? Too bad.


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