During the Resident Evil Showcase, the second demo for Resident Evil Village was released. The original Maiden preview was a PS5 exclusive that showcased the game’s graphics but didn’t have any action.
Capcom hosted a Resident Evil Showcase today to advertise upcoming games and announce new Resident Evil Village features, which is due out in a few weeks. The event’s worst-kept secret was that another demo was on the way, thanks to the PlayStation Store’s discovery of its archives. Previously, similar datamine leaks have occurred, such as when the Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo was found early by fans.
According to the Resident Evil Showcase, more Resident Evil Village demonstrations are on the way (watch it below on the official PlayStation YouTube channel). The next Resident Evil Village demo will be released on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, with sixty minutes of gameplay.
The demo will be available in North America from 5 p.m. PDT on May 1 to 2 p.m. PDT on May 2, in Europe from 2 a.m. CEST on May 3 to 2 a.m. CEST on May 3, and in Asia from 2 a.m. HKT on May 3 to 8 a.m. HKT on May 3. In the demo, players will be able to visit both the castle and the village areas, with the option to choose between the two.
As part of the “8 Hours In Village” celebration, PS4 and PS5 owners can get early access to the demo. The village version of the tutorial will be available in North America from 5 p.m. PDT on April 17 to 1 a.m. PDT on April 18, in Europe from 7 p.m. CEST on April 19 to 3 a.m. CEST on April 19, and in Asia from 5 p.m. HKT on April 19 to 1 a.m. HKT on April 19.
The castle version of the demo will be available in North America from 5 p.m. PDT on April 24 to 1 a.m. PDT on April 25, in Europe from 7 p.m. CEST on April 26 to 3 a.m. CEST on April 26, and in Asia from 5 p.m. HKT on April 26 to 1 a.m. HKT on April 26. Players will have an eight-hour span through which they will check out the demos for thirty minutes. Starting today, PS4 and PS5 owners will pre-load the preview.
This seems to be an unnecessarily complex method of operation. Although it’s awesome that PlayStation owners will have early access to the beta, all of these demo time limits sound excessive. Resident Evil Village is one of the most eagerly awaited games of the year, and its demo doesn’t need any fiddling.