Resident Evil 5, known in Japan as Biohazard 5 (バイオハザード5, Baiohazādo Faibu), is the forthcoming installment in the Resident Evil survival horror series, which is set to debut for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It will be developed and published by Capcom. Capcom officially announced Resident Evil 5 on July 20, 2005, and is expected to release the title before the end of the current fiscal year (March 31, 2009).
First reports indicate that Resident Evil 5 will be set in a new desert location and star Chris Redfield of Resident Evil 1 fame. The game will apparently keep the control scheme and action of Resident Evil 4.