While a demo for Resident Evil 5 may be available to Japanese gamers over Xbox Live, the rest of us are being left out in the cold.
Microsoft has shut off online co-op for sneaky users who've managed to grab a copy outside of Japan. It comes with two playable areas, Public Assembly and Shanty Town.
The full game is available in March so hopefully Capcom won't do something silly like release the demo late February but sometime in mid January at the latest. Resi Evil 5 sports both on and offline co-operative play.