Resident Evil 5 PC Release Date Announced, Benchmark Tool Released

Capcom have finally announced the release date for the PC version of Resident Evil 5: September 14 in North America and September 18 in Europe. Additional features in the port of the console game include compatibility with NVIDIA’s 3D Vision technology, new costumes, and an improved mercenaries mode with “three times as many enemies”.


As expected, Capcom have also provided a benchmarking tool that allows gamers to witness the game’s performance on their PC systems. The unplayable demo clocks in at almost 600MB and includes the 3D stereoscopic render mode for people with the required hardware. Note that if you don’t have any 3D Vision-compatible hardware the demo runs just as fine normally. Two benchmark modes are available, Variable and Fixed. Fixed mode plays a short sequence in a single outdoor scene, panning the camera around the environment for a while before giving a performance analysis. Variable mode is more representative of the experience, with an actual demonstration of gameplay through a number of areas in the game.