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Capcom To World: "Stop Looking At Resident Evil 5!"

Leon S. KennedyHave you seen the trailer for Resident Evil 5 for the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 yet?  If not then it may be too late.  Kind of.  IGN has word that Capcom has officially asked that the trailer disappear from the Internet.  Apparently the trailer was only for the folks attending Sony PlayStation Meeting 2005 and the rest of the world should not see it yet.

Citing an official press document from Sony's PlayStation Meeting 2005, Capcom asked Internet publications to remove any sign of movies or stills taken from the Resident Evil 5 trailer. According to a company official, the trailer was never to be filmed in the first place and will be aired officially in the near future. No real window of time was given, however.

I don't understand how Capcom can expect to remove all traces of the trailer from the Internet.  As NewsRadio's Joe Garelli once said, taking something off of the Internet "is like trying to take pee out of a swimming pool.  Once it's in there, it's in there."  However, I do love IGN's closing comments:

Be sure to check the official screenshots for scenes from the trailer, but it looks like we'll be waiting -- very impatiently, we might add -- for the official release of the trailer.

"Capcom wants the trailer and screenshots removed, so be sure to check out the screenshots from the trailer while we wait for the trailer to be released!"  Officially sanctioned or not, the pictures and video are out there.  Best of luck to Capcom as they try to quell the rabid fanbase from seeing it.