Resident Evil Village Offering Limited-Time Demo on May 1

Get the chance to try the game before release.
Get the chance to try the game before release. Capcom

Resident Evil Village is set to be launched on May 7. But for those who are just too excited, a limited demo is available to all platforms on May 1. The demo allows players to explore the village and the castle areas for a maximum of 60 minutes.

PlayStation players, however, get a bit of an advantage. They get two early access opportunities, allowing them to play 30 minutes each session. The first is available beginning April 7 and limits the exploration within the village. The second lets players explore the castle area starting April 24.

Resident Evil Village also released its latest trailer which you can watch below:

This latest addition to the Resident Evil franchise sees the return of Ethan Winters as the game’s protagonist. At the start of the story, it seems he’s been living with his wife Mia and daughter Rosemary. One day, Chris Redfield suddenly appears and brings Ethan to a mysterious village in Europe. Eventually, it’s revealed that he needs to go through this village to rescue her daughter. In addition to Redfield, it seems that Heisenberg is also involved.

Everyone’s Favorite Mode is Back

Even after players finish Ethan’s story, it doesn’t mean the end of the game. That’s because “The Mercenaries” are returning. This fan-favorite mode requested by many fans has been granted. The Mercenaries are back and accompanied with rich content and rewards.

For those who may have forgotten, The Mercenaries task players finish challenging objectives that increase in difficulty before the time runs out. Helping players is the Duke merchant, the same NPC who appeared in the main game. The merchant not only offers weapons but even upgrades, which should help players face those challenges. Players can also get abilities that allow them to improve their physical abilities and weapons. By the way, to unlock this mode, players must complete the main game.

Resident Evil Village is available on PC, Google Stadia, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles. Preorders are now being accepted with the game offered in Standard and Deluxe Editions. Console players get an additional option with the Collector’s Edition. Those who buy the game also get access to the multiplayer experience of Resident Evil Re:Verse for free.

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