A press release on the Japanese Capcom website officially announces that Resident Evil 5 will be coming to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Electronic Gaming monthly originally reported that game was in development by way of an interview with Capcom producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi, however this is the first official statement from Capcom about its development for these platforms.

"Utilizing the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 unprecedented power, Resident Evil 5 promises to revolutionize the series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control. Resident Evil 5 is certain to bring new fans to the series while expanding the world of video game entertainment to new heights; confirming once again Capcom's long standing reputation as a bold innovator within the industry."