Resident Evil 8, or Village, will have more demos coming just shy of its release. The demos will focus on the Castle portion and the Village portion of the game. The demo will be available across all modern platforms on May 2. Resident Evil 8 / Village launches on all platforms on May 7th, 2021.
A Time-Limited Demo will be available for 24 hours and allows players to play up to 60 minutes. Players can access this demo on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Steam, and Stadia. The demo will be available from May 2nd, 2021 8:00 AM (MYT) to May 3rd, 2021 8:00 AM (MYT).
PlayStation Early Access Demo
There will also be an exclusive early access demo for PlayStation owners. PS4/Pro and PS5 owners will get a taste of the gameplay early on April 17. The demo, “8 Hours in Village”, will be shipped digitally in two phases and can be downloaded from the PlayStation Store. The first one will let players play in the Village section of RE8 for 30 minutes. It will be playable from April 18th, 2021 8:00 AM (MYT) to April 18th, 2021 4:00 PM (MYT).
The second phase will let PlayStation owners explore the Castle portion of RE8. Once again, it will be playable for 30 minutes and be available for eight hours. This second phase of the demo runs from April 25th, 2021 8:00 AM (MYT) to April 25th, 2021 4:00 PM (MYT)
- The early access demo is limited to 30 minutes of gameplay per section.
- Players can select “Continue” any number of times as long as it’s within 30 minutes. And any players who finish the demo can replay it as long as time remains from the 30 minutes.
- Users who download the full Resident Evil Village Gameplay Demo do not need to download the early access version separately.
This information comes from the latest Resident Evil showcase by Capcom in celebration of its 25th Anniversary. Additional details from the showcase include more story details and the inclusion of “The Mercenaries” mode.