Resident Evil 5 will reportedly feature co-operative play and a new cover system.
A report which appeared, and then disappeared, on GamesRadar, said the latest entry in the franchise will have drop-in cooperative online play available for the campaign mode.
Furthermore, developers will integrate a cover system not unlike Gears of War that will allow players to fire around corners, as well as a new dodge mechanic.
The game will apparently feature more open environments than its predecessors.
The title is slated for release in 2009 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, with protagonist Chris Redfield accompanied by a female mercenary.