Resident Evil Village Demo Dates, Early Access Details Revealed

Resident Evil Village Demo Dates, Early Access Details Revealed

It’s been an exciting day for those looking forward to Resident Evil Village. A new gameplay trailer just dropped courtesy of the Resident Evil Showcase, showing off more of what’s to come in and around Castle Dimitrescu. While we anxiously await the title’s release date next month, Capcom has announced that an official gameplay demo for the title will be releasing that will provide players with another look around the titular village and the castle.

During today’s Resident Evil Showcase, Resident Evil Village producer Tsuyoshi Kanda announced a brand new demo completely separate from the Maiden demo released earlier this year exclusively for the PS5. According to Kanda, the demo really only came about because Capcom was unable to hold its previously planned in-person game event due to the ongoing pandemic. To that end, the cross-platform demo will be playable for a total of 60 minutes on all platforms. Additionally, it will only be available for a single day, with the date range depending on region. Here’s the breakdown:

Resident Evil Village cross-platform demo

  • North America: May 1, 5PM – May 2, 5PM PDT
  • Europe: May 2, 2AM – May 3, 2AM CEST
  • Asia: May 2, 8AM – May 3, 8AM HKT

Sony appears to have exerted its will over this demo as well, as PS4 and PS5 owners will also get a special early access period for those two platforms. This exclusive period is called 8 Hours In Village, which is actually a bit misleading. The total playtime for this exclusive period is one hour: half of which can be spent exploring the village, the other half of which can be spent exploring Castle Dimitrescu. The ‘8 Hours’ bit merely references the availability range. Here’s the breakdown:

Resident Evil Village – 8 Hours In Village – 30 Minute Village Demo

  • North America: April 17, 5PM – April 18, 1AM PDT
  • Europe: April 18, 7PM – April 19, 3AM CEST
  • Asia: April 18, 5PM – April 19, 1AM HKT

Resident Evil Village – 8 Hours In Village – 30 Minute Castle Demo

  • North America: April 24, 5PM – April 25, 1AM PDT
  • Europe: April 25, 7PM – April 26, 3AM CEST
  • Asia: April 25, 5PM – April 26, 1AM HKT

There’s currently no word on when you’ll be able to pre-load the demo that takes place on all platforms early next month, though PS4 and PS5 users can pre-load their 8 Hours In Village demo starting today. Resident Evil Village is slated to release on May 7, 2021 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

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