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The Horror Geek presents: Resident Evil 5 set to infect your PC

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If you didn't get a chance to play Resident Evil 5 on your Playstation 3 or Xbox 360 earlier this year, but you own a gaming rig, then this may be good news for you.

Capcom has announced the official release date for Resident Evil 5 on the PC. North America can start slaughtering zombies on September 15, while Europe has to wait three extra days.

The big selling point for this PC version comes in the form of 3D. Gamers will be able to experience all that Resident Evil 5 has to offer in Nvidia's GeForce 3D technology. Infected people will come right out of the screen, apparently. Even the cutscenes will be presented in 3D. The only bad news here is that you'll have to shell out for some of those fancy 3D PC glasses separately.

If you're curious about this whole 3D thing, you can download a benchmark and tech demo for the game here (you'll need all the 3D vision hardware for this to work, naturally…). If you don't have a 3D ready video card, you can still play the game in the standard mode.

Improvements don't stop at the visuals, though. Capcom also promises that we'll be seeing a bigger and better version of  Mercenaries mode that promises three times as many enemies.

Resident Evil 5 for the PC will be making its debut at Comic Con and will also be available for your perusal at this fall's Penny Arcade Expo.

Find more on The Horror Geek blog.

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Platform(s): PC  
Developer(s): Capcom  
Series: Capcom  
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