Resident Evil 5, known in Japan as Biohazard 5 (バイオハザード5,Baiohazādo Faibu?), is the seventh video game installment in the Resident Evil survival horror series for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. It was developed and published by Capcom. Capcom officially announced Resident Evil 5 on July 20, 2005. It was released on March 5, 2009 in Japan, and March 13, 2009 in North America and Europe. A Gold Edition release of the game followed and released the next year. Resident Evil 5 will be released for the Nintendo Switch in Fall 2019.
The game was later subsequently ported to several platforms with Gold Edition being the base. In 2015, it was re-ported to Microsoft Windows through Steam as part of the server move while being based off the Xbox 360 Gold Edition version. This version was later released on Nvidia SHIELD TV in 2016 and on Next-Gen consoles (PS4/Xbox One) featuring all previously released Gold Edition content. In addition, next-gen ports received an exclusive The Mercenaries United mode as well as the previously PC-exclusive No Mercy variant of The Mercenaries mode.